TRAVERSE CITY — Tyler Pintar’s tip-in with one second left was the difference in Alpena’s 72-70 victory over Traverse City West on Monday in Big North boys basketball action.
West went into the final period holding a 53-46 lead, but couldn’t contain the league-leading Wildcats down the stretch.
Andy Marwede paced Alpena (14-1, 9-1 Big North) with 26 points.
For West (6-10, 5-4), Alex Scott had 18 points, Stephen Sheppard had 17 and Johnny Wheelock chipped in 11.
West won the junior varsity game 61-47 to improve to 14-2. Sam Alexander had 21 points and seven rebounds and Nick Brzezinski scored 11.
Junior David Loney passed the 1,000-point career mark in Frankfort’s 72-40 victory against Leland.
Loney ended the night with 17 points and 10 boards. He’s got 1,009 points for his career. Brandon Schaub added 17 points and Sam Stockdale had 10 for the Panthers (11-5, 8-3 Northwest). Jonah Wilson led Leland with 10 points.
Frankfort, which led 33-16 at the half, outrebounded the Comets 49-20. Frankfort takes the floor on Wednesday against Glen Lake.
Boyne City 56
Boyne City missed a chance to beat Charlevoix in the final second of regulation, but the Ramblers didn’t let that opportunity pass when the two teams went to overtime as Boyne City remained undefeated with a 56-50 overtime victory over the Rayders.
Charlevoix held Boyne scoreless in the fourth quarter, erasing a double-digit deficit in the last eight minutes. But the Ramblers had victory within their grasp with one second to play in the fourth, but a missed 1-and-1 put the game into the extra session. In overtime Boyne doubled up the Rayders, outscoring them 12-6 to improve to 15-0 and 12-0 in the Lake Michigan Conference.
Corey Redman scored 16 points to lead Boyne, while Ryan Carson had 13, Brad Fouchia 12 and Cole Butler 10. For Charlevoix (6-9, 5-6), Austin Putman had 22 points and Nick Plude 10.
TC Christian 52
GT Academy 19
Traverse City Christian advanced to the Cherryland Conference tournament finals with a 52-19 victory over Grand Traverse Academy.