MANCELONA — With Brandon Dingman nearly scoring half of Mancelona’s points, the Ironmen were able to knock off Central Lake, 66-48 in boys basketball action on Thursday.
Dingman poured in 32 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in the win. Griffin Borst added 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Logan Borst had seven points and six assists.
The Ironmen (4-1, 2-0 Ski Valley), who play Pellston tonight, outscored the Trojans 24-6 in the second quarter to build a 37-13 lead and were never threatened the rest of the way.
Central Lake (0-4, 0-3) was led by Will Brockman’s 15 points. Isaac Mortensen had 13 points and Chris Corbitt 10 for the Trojans.
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Benzie Central hits its free throws and Kingsley didn’t, and the Huskies went on to claim a 41-40 overtime victory in Northwest Conference play.
Benzie was 13 of 17 from the stripe, while the Stags missed 14 of 21.
Aaron Whaley shot in the paint with less that five ticks left allowed the Huskies to knot the game up at 36-36 and send it into overtime.
Ismael Halaweh led all scorers with 25 points, hitting 7 of 8 from the line and scoring 10 of Benzie’s 13 points in the fourth quarter. The Huskies (1-3, 1-1 NWC) host Elk Rapids on Monday.
Tyler Newell led Kingsley (2-3, 0-2 NWC) with 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Stags play Monday at Leland in a game that’s been moved up from Tuesday.
Key offensive rebounds in the last couple minutes were the difference as McBain held off Manton 56-49.
McBain led 41-33 heading into the final period, but Manton got the margin down to two points with under three minutes remaining and just couldn’t get any closer.
Wyatt Baker led the Rangers (2-4) with 24 points. Tyler Swing added 11 in the loss.
Manton hosts Evart on Tuesday.
Frankfort had four double figure scorers — led by Mason Loney’s 16 — as the Panthers downed Mesick 65-47.