Sophomore Jared Ritter scored the game-tying basket in the final seconds of regulation, then added another last-gasp shot in the first overtime and Glen Lake went on to beat Manistee 56-52 in a double overtime thriller on Thursday.
Ritter, a sophomore, scored both buckets on turnaround jumpers, the first with four seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the second with three seconds to go in overtime to keep Glen Lake’s hopes alive before the Lakers squeaked out the hard-fought game in the second extra session. Ritter finished with 19 points for the Lakers (3-2). Matt Ewing added 13 points for Glen Lake.
Free throw shooting could have allowed Glen Lake to avoid having to play the overtimes altogether. The Lakers converted on 11 of 35 tries from the stripe.
Manistee’s Alex Bialik led all scorers with 24 points.
TC Christian 59
Traverse City Christian used a fast start to get its first victory of the year, beating Leland 59-46.
Christian (1-3) jumped out to a 20-8 lead after one period and led comfortably the rest of the way.
Kris Crosby led the Sabres with 23 points, while Ben Larkins added 10 points and 13 rebounds. David Bump had eight rebounds and six assists.
For Leland (2-3), Tyler LeVeque had 21 points and Austin Fellows 11 points.
Forest Area 70
Cody Schelski’s only basket of the game came with six seconds left in regulation and forced overtime, where Forest Area triumphed 70-66 over Johannesburg-Lewiston.
The Warriors (3-1) came back from a six-point halftime deficit to go ahead by one after three quarters, then managed to pull it out in the last 13 minutes.
Justin Burke led Forest Area with 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Chris Birgy added 15 points, Trevor Vance 11 points and Austin Vance had 10 points, six assists and five blocks.
Logan Huff led Joburg with 22 points.
Manton surged ahead of Mesick in the final period of a 68-52 victory.
The game was nip-and-tuck early, with the Rangers leading by one point at the half and by five at the end of the third.
Tyler Swing scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Manton (2-2) and Wyatt Baker added 14 points.
Mesick was led by Jordan Calhoun with 20 points and Clay Wagatha with 13 points.
Grace Baptist Acad. 42
GT Academy 40
Grace Baptist Academy broke a tie score with a bucket in the last 20 seconds to give it a 42-40 win over Grand Traverse Academy.
Dan Lock scored a game-high 23 points for GTA (0-2). Leading Grace Baptist were Stone Tussey, 19 points, and Casey Rhodes, 11 points.
Central Lake 48
Bellaire held a commanding first-half lead, then held off a second-half charge by Central Lake to take a 60-48 victory.
The Eagles led 40-24 at the break, but Central Lake (0-3) got the difference within 10 points in the last couple of minutes. Free throws ultimately doomed the Trojans as they only converted on 12 of 23 attempts.
James Schrader led Bellaire with 22 points. Central Lake was paced by Will Brockman, who had 19 points.
Central Lake is at Atlanta tonight.
Gaylord St. Mary 41
Onaway connected on 50 percent of its three-pointers to leave Gaylord St. Mary behind in a 68-41 victory.
The Cardinals, who went 8-for-16 from beyond the arc, scored 25 points in each of the first two quarters, building a 50-21 lead.
Joe O’Bradovich, who missed four minutes of the first half with foul trouble and didn’t play in the fourth quarter with such a large lead, scored 27 points for Onaway (2-1, 2-0 Ski Valley). Joe Sigsby added 11 points.
TC West splits tri at Petoskey
Traverse City West defeated St. Ignace 47-28 and lost to Petoskey 63-16 in a wrestling tri-meet.
The Titans had three wrestlers post wins in both matches, Tyler Post (119 pounds), Jonah Jasman (125) and James Peck (189). Winning one match each were Vincent Priante (112), Kelvin Botovong (heavyweight) and Shale Knowland (189).
Cory Johansen won two matches for the West junior varsity.
The Titans are at the Gull Lake Invitational on Saturday.
— Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski