FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
— PETOSKEY — Eliza McCall’s three-point play with 30 seconds left put Traverse City Central ahead and the Trojans went on to beat Petoskey 36-35.
The Trojans (4-9, 4-4 Big North) outscored the Northmen (1-11, 1-6) 15-9 in the fourth quarter to come away with the victory.
Callie Bartkowiak had 12 points for the Trojans. Hannah Cook led Petoskey with 11 points.
The Central junior varsity fell 29-28. Haven Hill had nine for Central. The Central freshmen lost 32-20. Mary Drake led the way with 10.
TC West 27
Cadillac scored the go-ahead bucket with a couple seconds remaining on an offensive rebound as the Vikings defeated Traverse City West 28-27.
West put itself in position to win with solid defense, including holding the Vikings to two points in the final period, but missed its last five foul shots.
Kylie Kreple led West, which has lost seven games by three points or less, with 13 points. Paris Wagner pulled down nine boards. Abbey Fuller had seven points for Cadillac.
The Titans, who fell to 3-10 and 3-4 in the Big North, are at Alpena on Monday.
West lost the junior varsity game 43-32. Abby Moyes had 10 points and seven rebounds, while Sara Seivers had nine points for the Titans.
The freshman game was won by Cadillac 43-19. Olivia Fouchey led West with five points.
TC St. Francis 54
Boyne City 38
Traverse City St. Francis was firing on all cylinders at the start of Friday’s Lake Michigan Conference girls basketball game against Boyne City and used that start to take a 54-38 victory over the Ramblers at St. Francis High School.
The Gladiators grabbed a 21-8 lead after one period and went into the half holding a 35-14 advantage.
“The girls first half was probably our best half of the season,” said St. Francis coach Mike Knudsen. “They shot the ball really well and played great defense. I was really pleased.”
Sarah Carney had 13 points to lead St. Francis and Juliana Phillips added 10. The win kept the Gladiators undefeated in league play (7-0) and they improved to 11-2 overall.
Boyne City’s Rainy McCune led all scorers with 15 points.
Charlevoix opened a 15-point lead at half en route to a 50-30 Lake Michigan Conference win over Kalkaska.
Madeline Boss paced the Rayders (7-5, 4-3) with 17 points, three assists and three steals. Kelsey Engstrom added 13 points and Elly Way eight assists, four steals and four rebounds.
Taylor Kibby’s nine points led Kalkaska.
Charlevoix hosts St. Ignace on Monday.
Elk Rapids 47
Bridget Hintz scored 14 points as Elk Rapids beat Grayling 47-26 in the Lake Michigan Conference.
Rachel Hintz and Paige Granger added 10 points apiece for the Elks (8-3, 6-1), who face Lake Leelanau St. Mary on Monday.
Bellaire raised its record to 11-2 with a 52-42 non-league win over Hillman.
Madalyn Balon had 22 points and four rebounds for the Eagles, who host Johannesburg-Lewiston on Tuesday. Leighten Koepke chipped in 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Giarre Clovis finished with seven points and seven rebounds.
Mariah Kalchik scored 21 points and Autumn Huck 14 as Northport defeated Grand Traverse Academy 56-28.
Northport (5-5) hosts McBain NMC tonight.
Pine River 53
Junior guard Meredith Hamlet generated a triple-double to help McBain (10-2, 8-0) defeat visiting Pine River 76-53 and remain unbeaten in Highland play. Hamlet canned a game-high 29 points with 14 rebounds and 12 assists for the Ramblers before a packed house on their Homecoming night.
Senior guard Kara Hughston also had a double-double, hitting for 12 points with 10 steals. Senior center Katelyn Loeks (11) was also in double figures with seven rebounds and Maddie Barnette tallied seven. Freshman Michaela Koopman had five boards.
McBain led 16-5, 40-19 and 65-24 at the quarter breaks.
“This is the most complete game we’ve played so far,” said McBain coach Todd Hamlet. “We came out firing on all cylinders and that set the tone for us.”
Kassy Nelson scored 18 for Pine River (9-3, 5-3), which lost to McBain for the second time this season.