From staff reports
FRANKFORT — Frankfort and Glen Lake went down to the wire again.
And, for the second time this season, Frankfort came away with a one-point win, this time 62-61 in double overtime Wednesday night.
David Loney scored with about five seconds remaining to give the Panthers the victory. He finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
With the win, Frankfort (12-5, 9-3) remained a game behind Suttons Bay in the Northwest Conference race.
Carter Lee, who led Glen Lake with 36 points, hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime at 52-52. It was 56-56 after the first overtime.
Brandon Schaub added 19 points to the Frankfort attack.
Both teams finished with 35 rebounds. The Panthers were 11 of 16 at the foul line, the Lakers 9 of 19.
Frankfort hosts Kingsley on Friday.
Benzie Central 49
Benzie Central senior Ismael Halaweh provided a big spark in the fourth quarter on Senior Night as the Huskies got past Mesick in a back-and-forth game, 49-44.
Halaweh ended the night with 19 points and Austin Purchase had 18 points for Benzie (6-11, 6-6 Northwest), which trailed after the first quarter 15-11, was ahead 29-24 at the half, but trailed again entering the fourth, 36-33.
Peter Roush had 19 points for Mesick and Clay Wagatha added 14.
Suttons Bay 74
Everyone on Suttons Bay’s roster scored as the Norsemen downed Leland 74-40.
Aaron Orban led Suttons Bay with 15 points and Casey Cross had 12.
Tyler Leveque led Leland with 13 points and Jonah Wilson added 12.
Suttons Bay (14-4, 10-2 Northwest) is at Mesick on Friday.
Kingsley held a 46-19 lead at the half and went on to beat Buckley 77-51 in a Northwest Conference contest.
Stacy Almquist had 21 points to pace the Kingsley attack. Buckley’s Dustin Tandy scored 13.
Buckley is at Leland on Friday.
Forest Area 68
Down 14 after three quarters, and still trailing by six with a minute to go, Onaway battled back for a 69-68 Ski Valley win over Forest Area.
Joe O’Bradovich paced the Cardinals (13-4, 11-3) with 32 points and 16 rebounds. Carlos Bautista added 21 points and 13 rebounds. It was a Bautista basket that put the Cardinals on top.
Austin Vance had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors (8-7, 6-6). Justin Burke added 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Trevor Vance 12 points.
Forest Area travels to Mancelona on Friday while Onaway hosts Pellston.
Gaylord SM 45
Brandon Dingman’s 25 points, six assists and five rebounds sparked Mancelona to a 73-45 Ski Valley win over Gaylord St. Mary.
The Ironmen (13-3, 11-2) led 37-19 at half.
Justin Spires added 15 points and five rebounds and Griffin Borst 12 points, six assists and five rebounds.
Charles Strehl netted 21 points and Nick Harrington 11 for St. Mary.
Bellaire kept its undefeated season going with a 67-45 win against Pellston.
The Eagles (17-0, 13-0 Ski Valley) were led by James Schrader with 24 points, Hunter Walsh with 13 points and five rebounds and Adam Underwood with 11 points, three assists and five steals.
Bellaire, which hosts Gaylord St. Mary on Friday, led 34-22 at the half and built on that margin the rest of the way.
Aaron Kindell had 11 points for Pellston.
Gaylord St. Mary 45
Brandon Dingman led three Mancelona players in double figures with 25 points as the Ironmen beat Gaylord St. Mary 73-45.
Justin Spires added 15 points and Griffin Borst chipped in with 12 points.
St. Mary was led by Charles Strehl with 23 points and Nick Harrington had 11.
Bear Lake 82
Shane Peterson hit two foul shots with 11 seconds left in regulation to ultimately force overtime, but in the extra period Brethren put the Lakers away and took a 90-82 victory.
Peterson finished with a game-high 35 points for Bear Lake (13-3, 12-2 West Michigan D). Tyler Johnson added 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Riley Merrill added 14 points before fouling out with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
James Connolly led Brethren with 26 points and Lucas Richardson had 23.
Bear Lake is at Baldwin on Friday.
Senior Brittany Cherwinski celebrated Senior Night with a 28-point, seven-rebound performance in Johannesburg-Lewiston’s 75-42 Ski Valley win over Mancelona.
Sophomore Madison Showerman added 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Cardinals (15-4, 11-4). Hailey Weaver contributed eight points and 16 rebounds.
Eileene Naniseni led Mancelona with 12 points.
Gaylord started strong, with leads of 15-4 after one period and 38-18 at the half, as the Blue Devils beat Big North Conference foe Petoskey 56-42.
Maddie Hamilla had 14 points for the Blue Devils and Lindsey Zaremba had 13. For Petoskey, Lily Kingma and Amanda Stinger each had 11 points.
Petoskey is at Alpena on Friday.
Pine River 68
Pine River jumped out to a 21-4 first quarter lead en route to a 68-35 Highland Conference win over Manton.
Michelle Kelsey had 28 points and Kassy Nelson 13 for Pine River. Olivia Kunkel had eight points and Karrah Baker six points and six rebounds for Manton (7-12), which hosts Marion on Friday.