TRAVERSE CITY — Kris Crosby had a triple-double and Traverse City Christian held Grand Traverse Academy’s offense in check to register a 62-34 win in its Cherryland Conference opener.
Crosby had 23 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocks for the Sabres (2-3, 1-0 CL), who travel Monday to Manistee.
Kevin Mannes added 12 points and five steals and Ben Larkin put up seven points and eight boards as Christian committed only nine turnovers.
Jonah Hatch led GT Academy (0-4) with 11 points and Dan Lock contributed eight. The Mustangs host the Traverse City Bulldogs on Thursday.
East Kentwood 70
TC Central 38
Zach Egbert and Jackson Schrameyer had eight points each, but Traverse City Central (2-5) fell to East Kentwood 70-38.
The Central JV lost to East Kentwood 72-30. Devante Walker led the Trojans with 10 points.
In the freshman game Central lost 67-27.
Boyne City 85
TC St. Francis 80
Boyne City scored 11 unanswered points to erase a six-point lead by Traverse City St. Francis in overtime as the Ramblers beat the Gladiators 85-80.
St. Francis scored the first six points of the extra period before Boyne had a run of its own to claim the win.
Boyne forced overtime when Corey Redman buried a deep three-pointer with seven seconds to go.
Byron Bullough led the Gladiators (1-4, 0-3 Lake Michigan) with a career-high 37 points. He also had three assists. Noah Phillips had 22 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks.
For Boyne City, Ryan Carson had 29 points, Redman 19 and Maceo Vroman 16.
TC St. Francis (2-3) had four players score eight or more points in a 47-44 freshman win over Boyne City.
Brady Buell led the way with nine points, while Sam Ludka, Dominic Hathaway and Matt Brown each had eight.
Elk Rapids 61
Cole Walker just missed a double-double, but Elk Rapids didn’t miss out on a Lake Michigan Conference win, topping Grayling 61-49.
Walker finished with 21 points and nine rebounds.
Marlin Raymond added 12 points and Adam Trautman did notch a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The Elks (4-2, 2-1 LMC) head Monday to Benzie Central.
Grayling was led by Justice Juntilla with 13 points and Geoff Wilson’s 10.
Mancelona led 16-13 after one period and continued to build that lead throughout the game, ultimately beating Pellston 61-43.
Brandon Dingman led the Ironmen (5-1, 3-0 Ski Valley) with 24 points. He also had 10 rebounds. Logan Borst had 11 points and four steals, while Griffin Borst had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Justin Spires had nine points and 10 boards.
Leading Pellston were Tanner Keller with 19 points and Connor Kirtz with 12 points.
East Kentwood 60
TC Central 36
Traverse City Central stayed within striking distance of East Kentwood until the Falcons outscored the Trojans 21-5 in the third quarter as East Kentwood took a 60-36 victory.
Central only trailed 21-13 at the half, but was doomed by a decisive third period.
Callie Bartkowiak led Central (2-7) with eight points and Sierra Fraser had six points and six boards.
In the junior varsity game Central won 52-47. Abby Green had 24 points and Haven Hill added 13.
Ogemaw Heights 34
After trailing by double digits in the first half, Petoskey nearly mounted a second-half comeback but fell to Ogemaw Heights 34-29.
The Northmen (1-5, 1-1 Big North) were down 14-4 at the break, but caught the Falcons thanks to pressure defense and tied the game 25-25. The game was again tied at 29-29 with 1:30 left. Ogemaw scored on a three-point opportunity to break the tie and Petoskey never could score again.
Kati Lewis led Petoskey with 12 points. Ogemaw was led by Haley Izworski and Marci Meier, each with seven.
TC St. Francis 56
Boyne City 33
A big third quarter allowed Traverse City St. Francis to open up a sizable lead as the Gladiators defeated Boyne City 56-33.
The Glads’ third period allowed them to end that quarter holding an insurmountable 48-22 lead.
Juliana Phillips had 17 points and seven rebounds, and Sarah Carney had 12 points and eight rebounds for St. Francis (7-1, 4-0 Lake Michigan). Taylor Baker led Boyne with nine points.
St. Francis travels to Cadillac today.
Elk Rapids 60
Bridget Hintz scored 24 points to lead Elk Rapids past Grayling 60-54 in a Lake Michigan Conference matchup.
Paige Granger added 17 and Nicole Hill had nine for the Elks (5-2, 4-0 Lake Michigan).
Elk Rapids, which hosts Kalkaska on Tuesday, held leads after each quarter break, including an 8-7 edge after one period and 21-17 at the half. In the third the Elks stretched the margin to 39-31.
For Grayling, Sam Denno had 19.
Taylor Kibby’s 20-point game helped Kalkaska remain undefeated in Lake Michigan Conference play with a 63-48 win over Charlevoix.
Reyann Homan added 11 points, Taylor Birgy nine and Micah Lajewski had seven points and five assists.
The Blazers (6-1, 3-0 LMC) travel Tuesday to Elk Rapids.
The Rayders (3-3, 1-2 LMC) were paced by Madeline Boss’ 18 points, 13 rebounds, six steals and three assists. Chelsea Ingstrom added 15 points and five steals.
Suttons Bay 29
Frankfort improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northwest Conference with a 67-29 victory against Suttons Bay.
Mikenna Kelly led the Panthers, who play at Glen Lake on Wednesday, with 17 points, Pauline Lausten had nine points, and Madison Stefanski had nine points and pulled down six rebounds.
Kaylee Pattison and Delaney Kaufman each scored six points for Suttons Bay (4-4, 2-2).
Kingsley held off Leland in the second half to post a 48-41 victory.
The Stags led 23-16 at the half, but saw that difference sliced to three, 30-27, after three quarters before increasing the lead again in the fourth.
Autumn Goggin had 20 points and Lilly Travis 10 for the Stags. For Leland (4-4), Libby Munoz had 19 points, Caitlin McKee had 17 points and Maddie Trumbull had five points and 11 boards.
Glen Lake 50
Glen Lake stayed unbeaten in Northwest Conference play with a 50-30 win over Mesick.
Kelly Bunek and Alex LaCross each led the Lakers with 11 points. LaCross also had eight steals. McKenna Turrill had nine points and 15 rebounds. Maddy Brown chipped in with seven points and nine rebounds, while Jessica Lee had six points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals.
The Lakers (5-3, 4-0) host Frankfort on Wednesday.
Benzie Central 50
Benzie Central defeated Buckley in a Northwest Conference contest, 50-32.
Mikayla Huddleston led Benzie with 13 points, Charlotte Warsecke had 12 and Sara Goodchild had 10. Buckley was led by Marlee Harris with 14 points.
Gaylord St. Mary 28
Gaylord St. Mary won a defense-filled matchup of the Ski Valley Conference’s two top teams, battling to a 28-19 victory over Bellaire.
The Snowbirds are ranked No. 6 in Class D, while the Eagles are No. 13.
The Snowbirds (6-1, 4-0 SVC) led 11-6 at halftime.
Kari Borowiak led St. Mary with 11 points.
Tiffany Clovis and Renee LaLone had six each to pace Bellaire (5-2, 4-1 SVC), with the pair combining to also grab 15 rebounds.
Onaway put Pellston away in the second half, breaking open a game that was 21-16 at the half, in a 49-34 victory.
Devin Bristley led the Cardinals (5-3, 4-3 Ski Valley) with 13 points. They are at Forest Area on Wednesday.
Central Lake 41
Madison Showerman drained plenty of shots, scoring a game-high 20 points in a 71-41 Ski Valley Conference win over Central Lake.
Joburg (6-2, 4-2 SVC) also received 13 points from Kelsey Cherwinski.
Haley Patton led Central Lake with 18 points.
Forest Area 38
Mancelona got back to the .500 mark with a 50-38 Ski Valley Conference win over Forest Area.
Eileene Naniseni led the Ironmen (3-3, 2-2 SVC) with 16 points, while Emily Nixon and Tyra Oetting each had eight.
Onna Hulwick paced Forest Area (1-7) with 13 points and five steals, while Dani Johne pitched in 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Beal City 62
Beal City earned a 62-32 Highland Conference win over Manton.
Jordan Schneider led the Aggies with 14 points.
Kara Baker rung up 13 points and seven rebounds for the Rangers (2-5, 0-4 HC), and Brittany Brauer had six points and three steals. Manton travels to Forest Area on Monday.
McBain NMC 34
McBain pushed its record to 5-0 in the Highland Conference and 6-2 overall with a workmanlike 62-34 victory over visiting cross-town rival Northern Michigan Christian.
Even with All-State junior guard Meredith Hamlet sidelined in the second half with an illness, the Ramblers owned leads of 20-3, 34-7 and 49-22 at the quarter breaks.
Sophomore Asia LaGrow tallied 12 to pace a balanced scoring ledger for McBain while Kara Hughston hit for 11 to go with eight assists and four steals. Katelyn Loeks scored nine with nine rebounds and Maddie Barnette scored seven with six steals. Michaela Koopman connected for eight off the bench.
Adri Sigafoose delivered nine points for NMC (3-3, 2-3) while Emma Towers and Sydney Dick each made eight.
Bay Reps 2
Zack Bargy and Andrew Dzierwa scored goals as the Bay Reps shut out host Petoskey 2-0 in a non-conference hockey contest.
Ryan Quinlan and Gavin Uitvlugt set up Bargy’s first-period goal and Travis Kirk assisted on Dzierwa’s second-period marker.
Jay Jones notched his second shutout of the season with seven saves as the Reps held a commanding 30-7 advantage in shots.
The Northmen were held without a single shot on goal the entire first period.
The Reps (4-9) travel today to Midland to face Tri-Valley, a team they beat 5-12 earlier this season.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski