EAST JORDAN — Knocking down free throws all over, East Jordan also knocked off Traverse City St. Francis.
The Red Devils hit 27 of 35 from the charity stripe in the 71-56 home victory.
“I think it’s our first win over St. Francis in over a decade,” East Jordan coach Darin Weber said. “I know it’s been a long time.”
Noah Bacchus was 9 of 10 from the line in the fourth quarter, ending up with 18 points. Jordan Weber led the Devils with 25 points, hitting five 3-pointers and going 6 for 6 from the stripe. Dustin Hajka added eight points and 10 rebounds.
East Jordan (3-1, 1-1 Lake Michigan Conference) jumped out to a 14-7 lead after one quarter and 38-19 at halftime.
Noah Phillips and Byron Bullough led St. Francis (1-3) with 17 points each, and Dylan Sheehy added 15.
The Gladiators won the junior varsity game 48-29 behind 13 points from Gabe Callery. East Jordan won the freshman game 62-58, despite 17 points each by Chris Kolarevic and Matt Brown.
TC West 50
Nick Mesnard led three Petoskey players in double figures in a 56-50 Big North Conference win over Traverse City West.
Mesnard scored 13 points, and Jason Bur and Joe LaBlanc each had 10 for the Northmen (5-1, 2-0 BNC).
Stephen Shepherd scored 14 points and Thiyo Lukusa 13 for the Titans, who trailed by seven at halftime and pulled within four by the start of the fourth quarter.
Nick Brzezinski scored 15 points for TC West JV in a 53-39 setback against Petoskey. Josh Roman added 10 points for the Titans.
Boyne City 64
Boyne City remained undefeated with a 64-54 Lake Michigan Conference win over Grayling.
The setback was the Vikings’ first of the season.
Corey Redman led the Ramblers with 19 points, Cole Butler added 13 and Maceo Vroman 12.
Justice Juntilla scored 17 to pace Grayling (4-1).
Mesick had five players hit double-digits in a 76-62 win over rival Buckley.
Peter Roush led the way with a game-high 18 points.
Jordan Calhoun added 16, Brad Harris 14, Billy Bardocz 13 and Clay Wagatha 11 for the Bulldogs (2-2, 2-0 Northwest Conference) in a make-up game from Tuesday.
Bryce Guernsey scored 17, Luke Somsel 16 and Dustin Tandy 15 for the Bears.
TC St. Francis 54
East Jordan 21
Sarah Carney put up 23 points and 13 rebounds to lead Traverse City St. Francis to a 54-21 Lake Michigan Conference victory over East Jordan.
Julianna Phillips added seven points for the Glads (6-1, 3-0 LMC).
Paige Poindexter and Lindsay Schroeder scored six each to lead the Red Devils.
Colleen Labonte scored 15 points to lead Traverse City St. Francis’ junior varsity to a 25-20 win over East Jordan to improve to 4-3. Kassey Wojan scored seven to pace the Red Devils.
Harbor Springs 46
Madeline Boss notched her third double-double of the season in Charlevoix’s 49-46 Lake Michigan Conference victory over Harbor Springs.
Boss had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Rayders (3-2, 1-1 LMC). Chelsea Ingstrom added seven points and Gabby Gray pitched in six points, three steals and four assists.
Harbor was led by 14 points from Shallon Grawey and 11 each by Morgan Reeves and Perry Bower.
Glen Lake 52
Jessica Lee, McKenna Turrill and Kelly Bunek each scored 10 points as Glen Lake rung up a 52-34 Northwest Conference win over Leland.
Lee added 12 rebounds, six steals, four assists and two blocks, while Turrill had 10 boards and two steals and Bunek chipped in five rebounds and three steals.
Alex LaCross pitched in eight points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists for the Lakers (4-3, 3-0 NWC) and Jordan Peplinski contributed seven points.
Libby Munoz led Leland with 12 points, and Madison Trumbull added 11.
Lexi Szymoniak had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Onaway to a 35-31 Ski Valley Conference win over Mancelona.
Emily Nixon paced the Ironmen with 10 points.
Central Lake 40
Central Lake improved to 4-1 in Ski Valley Conference play with a 40-34 win over Pellston.
Haley Bearden led the Trojans (5-2, 4-1 SVC) with 11 points and Haley Patton had eight. Central Lake hosts Johannesburg-Lewiston on Friday.
Kelly Smith had 11 for Pellston and Hannah Carter scored eight for the Hornets (2-5, 2-3 SVC).
Bellaire hung on to earn a 48-44 Ski Valley Conference win over Johannesburg-Lewiston.
The win by the Eagles (5-1, 4-0 SVC) sets up a Friday battle for first place with Gaylord St. Mary.
Madalyn Balon had 18 points and seven rebounds for Bellaire, while Tiarre Clovis contributed 10 points and seven rebounds and Leighton Koepke added eight points and four boards.
Brittany Cherwinski and Madison Showerman scored 14 each for the Cardinals.
Inland Lakes 36
Forest Area 26
Alli Furst scored 11 points to lead Inland Lakes to a 36-26 Ski Valley Conference win over Forest Area.
Keahna Depauw added 10 for the Bulldogs.
Onna Hulwick led all scorers with 12 points for Forest Area, while Cami Campbell added eight. The Warriors travel Friday to Mancelona.
Suttons Bay 52
Lake Leelanau SM 44
Sophomore Samara Slocombe led Suttons Bay with 11 points in a 52-44 non-conference win over Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s.
Caylee Pattison added nine points, Andrea Emery and Jane Hursey eight each and Delaney Kaufman grabbed 12 rebounds for the Norse (4-3), who host Frankfort on Friday.
Rachel Schaub and Hannah Weber each scored 12 to lead the Eagles.
Onekama pulled away with a 27-6 third-quarter run for a 59-25 non-conference win over Northport.
Emma Putney scored 15 and Kayla Kosiboski 13 for the Portagers.
Ashley Pino, Mariah Kalchik and Morgan Collins had six points each for the Wildcats (3-4), who host Grand Traverse Academy today.
Benzie Central 49
Audrey Tomaszewski scored a game-high 21 points to lead Manistee to a 60-49 non-conference win over Benzie Central.
Tomaszewski added five steals for the Chippewas (6-0). Emily Kott added 10 points, six assists and four steals, while Annie Fuller scored nine points and Jessica Gustad had eight rebounds and three blocks.
Mikayla Huddleston scored 17 points and Sarah Goodchild 13 for the Huskies.
Manistee jumped out to a 26-4 lead early and had a 40-28 rebounding edge.
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Traverse City West moved into first place in the Big North Conference with a 1-0 road victory over Cadillac.
The Titans are now 3-1 in league play. Cadillac and TC Central are the other top contenders, and each has a loss and a tie in BNC action.
“It was one of our most complete games,” West coach Jeremy Rintala said. “We had pretty consistent pressure.”
Ryan Roehler scored the game’s only goal seven minutes into the game with a power-play marker set up by Jeff Linenger and Jake Saxton.
Brendan Lacharite stopped all 21 shots he faced for the shutout in goal. The Titans outshot the Vikings 36-21.
Three Panthers put up 2-0 marks
Ben Tiesworth, Daymien Tabbert and Brandon Coxe each posted 2-0 record as Frankfort dropped two dual meets.
The Panthers fell 46-30 to Forest Area and 52-27 against Manistee.
Tiesworth (103 pounds) and Coxe (145) each had one pin among their victories.
Also picking up wins for Frankfort were Levi Hubbard (140), Alisa Davis (152), Jacob Chappell (135) and Brendan Kelly (140). Hubbard and Davis also had exhibition victories.
— Compiled by James Cook