FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
— In a battle of undefeated boys basketball teams, Bellaire got a big fourth-quarter showing from two seniors to defeat Hillman 59-50 on Friday night.
James Schrader scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth, while Hunter Walsh added seven of his 10 in the last period. Bellaire (4-0) outscored Hillman (4-1) 26-12 in the final period to overcome a 38-33 deficit heading into the last eight minutes.
Denny Hall contributed nine points, six assists and a team-leading 12 boards for Bellaire, which led 25-24 at the half of a back-and-forth game.
Hillman was led by Brendan Zimmer's 13 points, Mason VanPamel's 11 and 10 from Ty Jones.
Bellaire travels to Inland Lakes on Tuesday.
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TC West 63
Ogemaw Heights 41
Traverse City West led 13-4 after one period and 31-14 at the half in cruising past Ogemaw Heights 63-41.
Deion Dyal and Stephan Sheppard each scored 14 points for West (2-5). K.J. Sayer chipped in with 12 points for the Titans, who play at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern today.
In the junior varsity game, Traverse City West improved to 7-0 with a 71-27 victory over Ogemaw Heights.
Jamie McFarlane led the Titans with 13 points and Chase Grierson chipped in with 11 points.
Brandon Dingman poured in 28 points to lead Mancelona to a 59-31 victory over Ellsworth.
Dingman also added four assists and two steals in the win. Logan Borst chipped in with 10 points, five assists and four steals, while Justin Spires had eight points and five rebounds for the Ironmen (3-1).
Nathaniel Feldboom had nine points for Ellsworth.
Elk Rapids 52
Alpena held Elk Rapids to six points in the fourth quarter in a 63-52 win over the Elks.
Elk Rapids (3-2) led 17-12 after one period and 29-27 at the half, but the Elks' struggles on the perimeter — they only hit one three-pointer and had 35 of their points from their post players — proved to be their downfall.
Cole Walker had 23 points and Adam Trautman 12 for Elk Rapids. Andy Marwede scored 23 for Alpena and Tyler Pintar had 20.
The Elks are at Kalkaska on Tuesday.
Kingsley's Autumn Goggin scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Stags past Cheboygan 47-21.
Alysia Folkersma chipped in with nine boards for the Stags (5-2), while Lilly Travis added eight points, and Lilly Rawlings had seven points and four steals.
Kingsley hosts Cadillac on Monday.
Manton led 14-4 after one period and 32-10 by halftime in defeating Buckley 50-27.
The Rangers, who are at Evart on Tuesday, were led by Karrah Baker with 14 points and seven rebounds. Allison Dunn added eight points and four boards, while Olivia Kunkel had seven points and six steals.
For Buckley, Marlee Harris had 10 points and Hannah Baldinger added nine.
M.P. Sacred Heart 36
Gaylord St. Mary 24
Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart handed Gaylord St. Mary its first loss of the year, defeating the Snowbirds 36-24.
Sacred Heart took control of the game in the fourth quarter after entering the last period leading 22-20.
Sara Hansen scored 20 points for Sacred Heart. Leading Gaylord St. Mary (5-1) was Kari Borowiak with seven points and eight rebounds.
St. Mary is at Central Lake on Monday.
TC Central 6
Cam Givens and Parker Hebden each had a goal and an assist during a four-goal second period as Traverse City Central topped Grandville 6-2.
Joe Videki and Andrew Froese also netted goals in the second period for the Trojans, who broke open a scoreless game with their offensive explosion. Alex Oliver assisted on three of the second-period scores and Derek Becker also chipped in with an assist.
Central (6-5-1) added two goals in the third as Reilly deTar scored with assists to Cooper Marshall and Rhys Adle, and Hebden tallied a short-handed goal.
Darrell Carlisle made 25 saves between the pipes for the Trojans, who outshot Grandville (3-4-1) 39-27. Grandville faces the Bay Reps today at 1:30. Central hosts Gaylord on Friday.
— Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski and James Cook