From staff reports
Elk Rapids cooled down a red-hot Kingsley boys basketball team on Monday, coming from behind in the third quarter to post a 53-46 win.
The Stags (5-6) were coming off back-to-back wins this weekend over Suttons Bay and Frankfort, the top two teams in the Northwest Conference. However, Elk Rapids used a 10-0 run to go ahead for good in the third quarter. Kingsley, which trailed 6-0 right off the bat, went into the second period with a 15-8 lead. The Stags also held a 29-24 lead at the break.
Shae Somers sparked the second-half comeback for the Elks, scoring 17 of his game-high 19 in that time. Cole Walker added 14 points and Nikola Dimitrov had 11 points.
Jarid Lueck and Stacy Almquist both tallied 15 points for Kingsley.
Despite a career-high night by David Loney, Frankfort fell to McBain 49-46 in non-league action.
Loney scored 28 points and also grabbed 10 rebounds for the Panthers (7-4).
McBain was led by Cole Powell’s 16 points.
The Ramblers led 26-24 at the half and held the same two-point lead with five seconds to go. They connected on one free throw and Frankfort was left with too little time to get off a good shot at tying the contest.
Frankfort is at Leland on Wednesday.
Boyne Falls 88
TC Christian 57
Marcus Matelski’s 39 points paced Boyne Falls to an 88-57 win against Traverse City Christian.
Christian countered with Kris Crosby’s 31 points and seven rebounds.
Clay Whitley had 13 points and Brandon Matelski 12 points for Boyne Falls. Kevin Mannes scored nine points and had three blocks for the Sabres (5-4), who are at Lake Leelanau St. Mary on Thursday.
Glen Lake 61
Tied 23-23 at haltime, Glen Lake outscored Gaylord 24-13 in the third quarter and went on to a 61-50 win.
Carter Lee scored a game-high 28 points for the Lakers (8-4). Jarred Ritter and Travis Moore each added 11 in the win.