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January 14, 2014

Prep Basketball Roundup: Leland edges Kingsley in final seconds

From staff reports

LELAND — Austin Fellows connected on two free throws with six seconds remaining, then made a steal on defense with the clock running out to give Leland a 52-51 win against Kingsley.

Fellows, who ended up with eight points, penetrated into the lane in the waning moments and was fouled, then hit both free throws to put the Comets ahead in a back-and-forth game. His steal seconds later sealed the win.

Tyler Leveque led Leland (3-4, 1-2 Northwest) with 22 points, but fouled out. Jonah Wilson had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Stacy Almquist had 17 points for Kingsley, with Nathan Schaar adding 11.

Leland jumped out to a 17-7 lead after the first period, but Kingsley battled back and made it a 24-20 game at the half. the Comets were still ahead entering the final period, 38-37, and made the decisive plays in the fourth.

The Comets host Suttons Bay on Thursday.

Elk Rapids 54

Benzie Central 37

Elk Rapids started the game with a 15-0 run Monday en route to a 54-37 non-league basketball win at Benzie Central.

Shae Somers led the 5-2 Elks with 17 points. Cole Walker added 15 points and Adam Trautman 10 points and nine rebounds. Ismael Halawek netted 15 points and Javier Rodriquez 12 for the 1-4 Huskies.

Elk Rapids travels to Kalkaska tonight while Benzie hosts Buckley.

TC Christian 62

Manistee CC 55

Kris Crosby scored 19 of his game-high 26 points in the second half as Traverse City Christian defeated Manistee Catholic Central 62-55.

Crosby, who also pulled down 12 rebounds, had 11 points in the third quarter on 7 of 9 shooting as the Sabres (3-3) outscored Catholic Central 14-4 in the third period. That difference allowed Christian to break a 31-31 halftime tie.

A.J. Weber chipped in with 13 points for Christian, which travels to Northport on Thursday.

In the junior varsity game Christian won 42-30.

Grant Maurer led the way with 14 points and Emerson Schlegel had 12.

TC Central Frosh 45

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