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.
Zack Pasternak had 12 points to lead Gaylord.
Glen Lake hosts Kingsley on Wednesday.
Suttons Bay 45
LL St. Mary 31
Suttons Bay opened up a double-digit lead right from the get-go to defeat Lake Leelanau St. Mary 45-31.
The Norsemen were ahead 23-8 after the first period and outscored the Eagles in each of the next two periods.
Devin Capron had 11 points for Suttons Bay (9-3), which hosts Benzie Central on Wednesday. Michael Farese scored 13 for St. Mary.
Mesick took control of its game against Northport in the second quarter and came away with a 59-44 victory.
The game was tied 9-9 after the first period, but Mesick went into the half leading 32-15 and never looked back.
Peter Roush had 19 points and Clay Wagatha 13 points for Mesick (4-8). Jacob Brown had a huge night to lead Northport (1-11), scoring 31 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Brown was 11-for-14 from the foul line.
Mesick is at Buckley on Wednesday and Northport hosts Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian tonight.
Central Lake 53
Joe O’Bradovich scored 20 points and Andrew Prow had 18 — all on three-pointers — in Onaway’s 72-53 victory over Central Lake.
O’Bradovich also had nine boards and eight assists. Prow pulled down six boards. Carlos Bautista had 12 points and five rebounds for the Cardinals (10-2).
TC West 33
Traverse City West held Alpena to four second-half points — none in the fourth quarter — as the Titans posted a 33-15 win.
Kimmy Bilinski had 11 points and six rebounds for West (4-10, 4-4 Big North). Kiley Kreple had nine points and Paris Wagner 10 rebounds.
West, which is at Petoskey on Thursday, outscored Alpena 17-6 in the second period to lead 21-11 at the half.
Emma Strong scored seven for Alpena.
Alpena won the junior varsity and freshman games. Sara Sievers had 16 points and Abby Moyes added eight points for West in Alpena’s 44-41 JV win. Kyali Hewitt had nine points and Olivia Fouchey eight points in a 46-28 loss in the freshman game.
Benzie Central 52
In a Northwest Conference match up, Benzie Central beat Leland 52-45.
Benzie had three players in double figures, Sara Goodchild (13), Alyssa Bennett (12) and Charlotte Warsecke (10).
Libby Munoz led all scores with 25 points for the Comets. Eva Grobbel had 11 rebounds and Maddie Trumball had 10 rebounds.
Elk Rapids 50
LL St. Mary 24
Bridget Hintz and Rachel Hintz each reached double figures for Elk Rapids in a 50-24 victory over Lake Leelanau St. Mary.
Bridget had 15 points and Rachel added 13 points.
Rachel Schaub led St. Mary with eight points.
Elk Rapids (9-3) hosts Charlevoix on Tuesday.
Audrey Tomaszewski led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points as Manistee beat Roscommon 67-37.
Jessica Gustad added 11 points and six rebounds, Emily Kott had nine points and five assists, Emily Thompson had nine points and Emma Burns had eight points and seven rebounds.
Manistee (13-0) is at Cadillac on Thursday.
TC Bulldogs 57
TC Christian 21
The Traverse City Bulldogs jumped out to leads of 15-1 and 28-9 after the first two quarter breaks in beating Traverse City Christian 57-21.
Leading the way in the victory were Sarah Plamondon with 19 points, nine steals and four rebounds and Molly Plamondon with 14 points, six steals and nine rebounds. For Christian, Kelly Mannes had nine points.
The Bulldogs are at Grand Traverse Academy on Thursday.
Mesick got a big stop in the fourth quarter to hold on for a 32-29 victory over Northport.
The Bulldogs (2-11) led 19-12 at the half.
Maddison Clock had seven points and 13 rebounds for Mesick, which is at Buckley tonight, and Jenee Spoor added six points.
Autumn Huck led Northport with 11 points.
Gaylord St. Mary 66
Forest Area 13
Kari Borowiak poured in 25 points as Gaylord St. Mary won a Ski Valley Conference contest over Forest Area, 66-13.
Danica Bebble chipped in with nine points for the Snowbirds.
Leading Forest Area, which is at Inland Lakes tonight, was Onna Hulwick with five points.
Gaylord St. Mary (13-1, 10-0 Ski Valley) hosts Pellston on Thursday.
— Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski