From staff reports
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West won its Big North Conference opener, beating Ogemaw Heights 38-21 Friday night.
Holding on to a slim 14-13 lead at the intermission, the Titans scored 12 points in the second half’s first two minutes to take control.
Kiley Kreple and Mikaela Ray scored 11 points each to pace West (1-1, 1-0 BNC), while Paris Wagner grabbed seven rebounds. The Titans host Lowell today at 4 p.m.
Kelsey Killinger scored 10 for Ogemaw.
West won the junior varsity game 31-23 behind 10 points from Sara Sievers and six rebounds and five points by Abby Moyes.
Ogemaw claimed the freshman game 45-28. Grace Warren and Julia McKean each scored seven points, while Kiley Hewitt grabbed 11 rebounds and McKean 10.
TC Central 42
Traverse City Central held Alpena to two third-quarter points and 13 total in the second half as the Trojans won their first game of the year with a 42-34 victory over the Wildcats.
A slow start allowed the Wildcats to take a 19-13 halftime lead, but after a spirited halftime talk the Trojans responded with a stifling second-half defensive performance.
“Our press flustered them,” said Central head coach Heather Simpson. “They responded to the challenge we gave them at halftime.”
Mikhaila Sheppler led the Trojans (1-3, 1-1 Big North) with 10 points and Taylor Cobb added nine. Central, which hosts Petoskey on Tuesday, had nine players score.
Alpena won the junior varsity game 54-50 as Abby Green scored 19 points for the Trojans. In the freshman game Alpena won 47-27, with Mary Drake leading the way with 10 points.
In a battle of Fuller-led teams, Manistee came out on top.
Annie Fuller had 11 points and seven rebounds to give the Chippewas a 33-29 nonconference win over Cadillac, which was paced by Abby Fuller’s eight points.
Audrey Tomaszewski added five points, six rebounds and four steals for Manistee (4-0), which is off until Jan. 4.
Darby McLauren had seven points for Cadillac.
What a night for Libby Munoz.
The sophomore had 39 points, 12 steals, six rebounds and four assists in the Comets 68-45 Northwest Conference win over Mesick.
Caitlin McKee added 13 points and Maddy Trumbull six points and nine rebounds.
Abby Trowbridge tossed in 17 for Mesick.
Leland (4-0, 1-0 in the league) travels to St. Francis on Monday.
Elk Rapids 49
Harbor Springs 34
Rachel Hintz scored 24 points as Elk Rapids upended Harbor Springs 49-34 in Lake Michigan Conference play.
Bridget Hintz added eight points for the Elks (2-2, 1-0), who led 18-16 at half and 31-19 after three quarters. Maggie Savard’s 11 points topped Harbor Springs.
Elk Rapids hosts Charlevoix on Tuesday.
Lake City 43
Makayla Schichtel led a Lake City rally as the Trojans put up a 43-32 Highland Conference win over Manton.
Manton led 17-15 at halftime and 30-25 by the end of the third quarter before Lake City went on an 18-2 fourth-quarter run.
Haley Guest and Maggie Eising added nine points each for the Trojans.
Karrah Baker had 10 points and nine rebounds to lead Manton (1-3, 0-2 Highland), which received strong bench play and travels Tuesday to McBain.
Gaylord St. Mary 49
Kari Borowiak scored 23 points to almost match Onaway’s total in a 49-26 Ski Valley Conference victory.
Bekah Myler added 12 for the Snowbirds (3-0, 1-0 SVC), who host Johannesburg-Lewiston on Wednesday.
Erika Price had eight points to top Onaway.
Forest Area 13
Maddy Showerman netted 16 points as Johannesburg-Lewiston defeated Forest Area 69-13 in Ski Valley play.
Brittany Cherwinski added 13 points and Mady Ewing 10 for the Cardinals. Sam Barksdale and Ally Schuster led the warriors with four points.
Central Lake 41
Madalyn Balon scored nine of her 18 points in the fourth quarter as Bellaire rallied for a 47-41 Ski Valley win over Central Lake.
The Eagles (2-1 overall) trailed 30-24 after three quarters before erupting for 23 points in the final eight minutes. Leighten Koepke added 13 points and four assists.
Haley Bearden’s 13 points paced Central Lake.
Pine River 38
Meredith Hamlet’s 20 points and six assists led McBain to a 44-38 Highland Conference win over Pine River.
Katelyn Loeks pulled down 10 rebounds for the Ramblers (3-0-, 2-0), whose 12-point first quarter lead was reduced to three at the start of the fourth quarter.
Kassy Nelson’s 11 points led Pine River.
McBain hosts Manton on Tuesday.
TC West 50
Traverse City West, down 43-42, battled back to beat Milford 50-45.
Thiyo Lukusa led the 1-1 Titans with 14 points. K.J. Sayer added 13 and Steve Sheppard 12.
West, which hosts Brighton today, led 29-24 at half.
Glen Lake 38
Jarred Ritter scored with about 20 seconds remaining to give Glen Lake a 38-36 non-league win over Manton.
Logan LaCross led the 1-1 Lakers with 13 points. Ritter added 11 and Travis Moore 10. Wyatt Baker tossed in 12 points and Tyler Swing 10 for Manton.
Glen Lake plays Elk Rapids tonight at 7:45 in the Northwest-Lake Michigan Conference Challenge at Kingsley.
Forest Area 69
TC Christian 64
Forest Area jumped out a 19-4 first quarter lead and then held on to beat Traverse City Christian 69-64.
Justin Burke’s 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists powered the Warriors. Justin Vance added 14 points, Chris Birgy 13 and Trevor Vance 11.
Kris Crosby scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half for the Sabres, who hit just one of 10 shots in the first quarter. He also had eight rebounds. Crosby has now scored 1,045 career points. Kevin Mannes chipped in 21 points.
Lake Leelanau SM 45
Tyler Leveque scored a game-high 24 points to lead Leland to a 65-45 victory over Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s.
Austin Fellows added 19 points for the Comets (2-0).
Lake Leelanau — which has only seven players — was paced by 13 from Drew Pobuda and 10 by Mike Farese. The Eagles (0-1) host Grand Traverse Academy on Monday.
TC Central 5
Cam Givens scored a hat trick as Traverse City Central went on the road and handed Alpena a 5-1 Big North Conference setback.
Joe Videki scored the Trojans’ first goal, a short-handed effort set up by Givens.
Givens had two second-period goals, with the first assisted by Rhys Adle and Buddy Rose and the second set up by Alex Oliver.
In the third, Givens completed the hat trick with a power-play goal set up by Rose and Derek Schrank. The same two assisted Zach Bohrer’s goal that completed Central’s scoring.
Jack Boyce made 19 saves as the Trojans (3-3-1, 2-0-1 BNC) outshot Alpena 56-20.
Central is off until playing Traverse City West outdoors Wednesday at Comerica Park in Detroit.
Midland Dow 6
Bay Reps 2
Midland Dow raced out to a 4-0 first-period lead and ended up with a 6-2 win over the Bay Reps.
John VanRaalte and R.J. Deneweth scored goals for the Reps, and Travis Kirk had an assist.
Jay Jones made 29 saves in goal.
The Reps (1-2) host Tri Valley today at 6:30 p.m. at Centre ICE.
Trojans finish 2-3in Bridge Brawl
Traverse City Central finished 2-3 in the Rudyard Bridge Brawl, pitting five Lower Peninsula teams against five Upper Peninsula squads.
The Trojans beat Newberry 42-24 and Manistique 36-27, but lost to Sault Ste. Marie 40-6, Rudyard 42-28 and Munising 52-6.
Cole Hooper went 4-1 at 112 pounds for Central. Dan Steele was 3-2 with three pins at 215. Dave Matteson at 130 and Sean Monnier at 285 also recorded pins.
Compiled by Dennis Chase and James Cook