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.
Benzie Central 41
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.
Ken Frieswyk added 15, David Loney 14 and Tristan Rogers 10 in the win. Frankfort (3-1, 2-0 Northwest), which plays at Suttons Bay on Tuesday. led 28-18 at the half and 49-28 at the end of third period.
Jordan Calhoun had 17 points for Mesick and Clay Wagatha had 12.
Suttons Bay 70
Aaron Orban’s double-double led Suttons Bay to a 70-34 Northwest Conference victory over Buckley.
Orban had 16 points and 16 rebounds.
The win sets up a big Northwest game Tuesday between league unbeatens with Frankfort visiting the Norsemen.
Adam Arroyo and Chris Jasinski added 11 points each for Suttons Bay (3-1, 2-0 NWC), which led 39-14 at halftime.
Tyler Welch led Buckley with 15 points.
Glen Lake 63
Mac Ewing led Glen Lake with 14 points and Carter Lee chipped in with 12 as Glen Lake cruised past Leland 63-40.
The Lakers (4-2, 2-0 Northwest) were in control of the game early and led 32-15 at the half. They travel to Mesick on Tuesday.
Tyler Leveque led Leland with nine points.
Forest Area 58
Denny Hall had a double-double to lead Bellaire to a 70-58 Ski Valley Conference victory over Forest Area.
Hall had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while James Schrader added 15 points for the Eagles (5-0, 2-0 SVC). Hunter Walsh chipped in 11 points and Hunter Rowe 10.
Trevor Vance led Forest Area (3-2, 2-1) with 17 points, Justin Burke had 14 and Austin Vance scored 11.
Wolverine handed Alba its first loss of the season with a 61-44 Northern Lake Conference victory.
Brandin Milbocker had 24 points and Andrew Millard 11 for Alba, which is now 2-1 and 1-1 in NLC play.
Inland Lakes 35
Onaway finally pulled away from a pesky Inland Lakes squad in the fourth quarter of a 50-35 win.
Joe Sigsby had 11 points to lead Onaway offensively. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Joe O’Bradovich had 10 points and nine boards, while Carlos Bautista had nine points and nine rebounds.
The Cardinals (4-1) host Mancelona in a big Ski Valley Conference matchup on Tuesday.
TC West 36
Traverse City West had a chance to win in regulation, but couldn’t get a shot to fall at the buzzer and Gaylord ended up overtaking the Titans in overtime, 40-36.
Gaylord’s Brandy Wagner led all scorers with 17 points. Maddy Hamilla added 13 points. For West (1-6, 1-2 Big North) Paris Wagner led the way with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Mikenna Ray and Mikayla Ray each added 10 points.
Gaylord took the junior varsity game 32-22. Sara Sievers had seven points. In the freshman game Gaylord won 55-22. Julia McKean and Kyali Hewitt each had seven for the Titans.
West hosts Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills on Saturday.
GT Academy 33
Yesenia Perez scored a game-high 17 points to lead Northport to a 45-33 Cherryland Conference victory over Grand Traverse Academy.
Morgan Collins added 12 points for the Wildcats, who were able to get back to .500 at 4-4. They’re 2-0 in Cherryland play.
Dakota Morgan led GT Academy with 12 points.
JV GIRLS HOOPS
Boyne City 42
TC St. Francis 39
Keyrsten Girlinghouse had 16 points and Hannah Hoth 15 to lead Boyne City over St. Francis, 42-39, in junior varsity girls basketball action. Leading St. Francis was Nicole Ehardt with 15 points.
The Gladiators (4-4) are at Cadillac on Saturday.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski