Traverse City Record-Eagle

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February 20, 2014

Prep Basketball Roundup: Panthers edge Lakers in second overtime

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

Mesick 44

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

Leland 40

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 77

Buckley 51

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.

Onaway 69

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.

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