From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
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Cam Givens scored 3 minutes, 5 seconds into overtime, with assists to Alex Oliver and Andrew Froese, to give Traverse City Central a 2-1 win over Plymouth Salem at the Scott Miller Memorial Holiday Invitational on Saturday at Centre ICE Arena.
Givens’s score was his second of the game, the first giving the Trojans (5-5-1) a 1-0 lead in the second period. Cooper Marshall assisted on the first goal for Central.
Salem tied the game in the third period, the only score allowed by Central netminder Darrell Carlisle, who made 24 saves.
The Trojans host Grandville on Jan. 3.
Toledo St. John Jesuit 5
Bay Reps 0
Toledo St. John Jesuit scored four goals in the second period as it cruised to a 5-0 victory against the Bay Reps in action at the Miller Memorial Holiday Invitational.
St. John Jesuit held a 1-0 lead at the first intermission before it exploded in the second period. St. John Jesuit outshot the Reps (3-6) 26-20.
TC West 16
Marquette used a variety of trapping defenses to stifle Traverse City West on the way to a 42-16 win over the Titans at the TC Classic.
The Redettes held West (1-5) scoreless in the first and third quarters, before the Titans scored 13 points in the final period. Marquette led 15-3 at the half.
Marquette was led by Hunter Viitala with 14 points. West, which was playing without two key offensive weapons, was led offensively by Mikenna Ray with six points and Hannah Mead with five points. Paris Wagner grabbed eight boards.
The Titans host Petoskey on Jan. 6.
Midland Dow 41
TC Central 25
Midland Dow used a 12-3 third quarter to pull away from Traverse City Central in a 41-25 victory at the TC Classic.
The Trojans (1-6) were down 23-17 at the half, but couldn’t recover after the third period. Central, which was coming off a 42-point loss to Marquette the day before, turned the ball over 18 times after committing 38 turns against Marquette.
Abby Underwood led the Trojans with seven points. Callie Bartkowiak added five points and Mikhaila Sheppler had nine boards.
Dow won the JV game 48-40. Abby Green had 25 points for Central’s JV (2-5).
Kingsley overcame an eight-point third quarter deficit to beat Cheboygan 60-54 and win the championship of the Kingsley Invitational.
The Stags tied the game with two minutes to go and went up by three, 55-52 on a three-pointer by Tyler Case. They used good defense and hit some foul shots to sew up the win.
Stacy Almquist scored 26 points to lead the win. Tyler Newell added six points and 10 rebounds. Luke Harrington had 21 points for the Chiefs and Ben Pearson added 13.
The Stags (2-2) host Glen Lake on Jan. 7.
Earning all-tournament honors were Almquist, Newell, Harrington, Pearson, Kalkaska’s Will Noble and Houghton Lake’s Joey Stiles.
TC West 39
Marquette outscored TC West 31-20 in the second half to break open a close game and take a 53-39 victory at the TC Classic.
Stephan Sheppard led the Titans with 12 points and Thiyo Lukusa added eight.
The game was tied 9-9 at the end of the first quarter and the Redmen took a slim 22-19 lead entering the half.
TC West’s junior varsity improved to 6-0 with a 52-50 win over Marquette. Josh Roman had 18 points and Adam Javed added nine.
Midland Dow 55
TC Central 47
Midland Dow’s Evan Marquardt scored 21 points to lead the Chargers past Traverse City Central 55-47 at the TC Classic.
Central (1-4) only trailed 40-36 heading into the final quarter, but couldn’t get over the top down the stretch.
Max Knoblock had 12 points for the Trojans.
In the junior varsity game Central improved to 3-2 with a 43-40 win.
Devante Walker had 18 points and James Brumfield 11 for Central.
Houghton Lake 62
Will Noble poured in 41 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out eight assists as Kalkaska downed Houghton Lake 78-62 in the consolation game of the Kingsley Invitational.
Kam Cavanaugh added 11 points and seven assists for the Blazers (2-3). Rich Schuster and Aaron Zimmerman each chipped in with eight points.
For Houghton Lake Jared Dull had 18 points and Nathan Shavalia added 16.
Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski