FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
— FRANKFORT — Frankfort, down six at half, battled back to beat Kingsley 54-48 in a Northwest Conference girls basketball showdown Friday night.
Mackenna Kelly led the Panthers (9-0, 5-0) with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Freshman Cecelia Schmitt added 13 points and seven rebounds.
Kingsley took a 24-18 lead at the break behind 13 from Autumn Goggin. Kingsley hit four 3-pointers in the half. Goggin finished with 25 points.
Frankfort plays Plymouth Educational on Monday in a showcase tournament in Detroit.
Libby Munoz scored 11 points in overtime as Leland defeated Buckley 58-47 in Northwest Conference play.
The game was tied at 45 after regulation after Buckley was down six in the fourth quarter.
Munoz finished with 33 points and Caitlin McKee 16 for the Comets (6-4). Hannah Kastenschmidt scored 13 points and Marlee Harris and Jordyn Barley 12 for Buckley.
Suttons Bay 47
Jane Hursey had 13 points and six rebounds while Delaney Kaufman added 11 points, 11 rebounds and six steals in Suttons Bay’s 47-27 Northwest Conference win over Mesick.
Caylee Pattison pulled down nine rebounds for the Norse (5-5, 3-3), who host Elk Rapids on Monday.
Abby Trowbridge paced Mesick with 10 points.
East Jordan 47
Taylor Kibby led a balanced attack with 21 points as Kalkaska posted a 57-47 Lake Michigan Conference win over East Jordan.
The Blazers (7-2, 4-1) led 42-26 after three quarters.
Taylor Birgy and Micah Lajewski added 10 points and Reyann Homan eight for Kalkaska, which faces Boyne City on Tuesday. Birgy also had six rebounds and five steals while Homan contributed six rebounds and three assists.
Lindsay Schroeder finished with 16 points for East Jordan.
Madeline Boss had 22 points, 14 rebounds and five steals to power Charlevoix to a 52-49 Lake Michigan Conference win over Grayling.
Kelsey Ingstrom and Gabby Gray each added eight points and three steals for the Rayders (4-3, 3-2), who travel to St. Francis on Monday. Makayla Cragge netted 12 points for Grayling.
Bellaire improved to 6-1 in the Ski Valley with a 46-31 victory over Onaway.
Madalyn Balon led the Eagles (7-2 overall) with nine points, seven steals, six rebounds and four assists. Leighten Koepke added eight points, nine rebounds and six assists and Chloe Niepoth seven points and five rebounds.
Lexi Szymoniak netted 11 points for Onaway.
Central Lake 74
Forest Area 36
Haley Bearden scored 15 points to pace Central Lake to a 74-36 Ski Valley win over Forest Area.
Onna Hulwick’s 11 points topped Forest Area, which plays Pellston on Wednesday.
Gaylord SM 65
Inland Lakes 15
Kari Borowiak finished with 22 points, nine assists and nine rebounds as Gaylord St. Mary upended Inland Lakes 65-15 in Ski Valley play.
Bekah Myler contributed 19 points for the Snowbirds (9-1, 6-0), who host Central Lake on Wednesday.
Brittany Cherwinski’s 25 points sparked Johannesburg-Lewiston to a 66-35 Ski Valley win over Mancelona.
Madison Showerman and Hailey Weaver each had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinals (8-2, 5-2), who face Onaway on Wednesday.
Eileene Nanisena netted 12 points for Mancelona.
Petoskey outscored Alpena 12-4 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as Alpena held on for a 34-32 win.
Elizabeth Trelfa had 13 points and Jenna Talbot 12 for the Wildcats. Petoskey was led by Kati Lewis, who had 15 points.
The Northmen (1-7, 1-3 Big North) are at Gaylord on Monday.
TC Bulldogs 61
GT Academy 43
Sara Plamondon had a double-double to lead the Traverse City Bulldogs home school team to a 61-43 victory over Grand Traverse Academy.
Plamondon had 24 points to go along with 15 rebounds.
Beka Wilkinson scored 14 points, Molly Plamondon had 12 points and Lauren Couturier added eight points and five steals. The Bulldogs (4-2) play the Grand Rapids Thursday today in a game at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids.
Tori Corwin and Dakota Morgan scored 13 each for GT Academy.
Cadillac overcame a rough start on offense with a big second quarter on the way to a 51-29 victory over Gaylord.
The Vikings trailed 8-7 after the first quarter, but came alive in the second quarter and outscored the Blue Devils 20-6 to build a lead it would never relinquish.
Cadillac’s Jalen Brooks led all scorers with 13 points. Andrew Emington had 10. For Gaylord, Chris Watters led the way with 10.
The Vikings (5-2, 4-1 Big North) are at TC Central on Tuesday.
East Jordan 77
Noah Bacchus scored 18 of his game-high 38 points in the third quarter as East Jordan rallied for a 77-63 Lake Michigan Conference win over Kalkaska.
The Blazers, thanks to eight 3-pointers, grabbed a 39-34 lead at half.
But the Red Devils took over in the third quarter, outscoring Kalkaska 23-8. Bacchus also had nine rebounds and six steals. Jordan Weber chipped in 16 points and Colin Petrie 11 rebounds for the Red Devils (6-1, 4-1), who host Grayling on Tuesday.
Cam Cavanaugh had 21 points and seven assists while Aaron Zimmerman netted 15 points for Kalkaska (2-6).
Austin Putman scored 26 points, Justin Pearl 11 and Shane Sutherland 10 as Charlevoix pulled out a 71-68 overtime win over Grayling in Lake Michigan Conference play.
Sutherland scored on a layup to tie the game at 54 and force overtime.
Tyler McClanahan led the Vikings (5-3) with 18. Geof Wilson added 16 and Justice Juntilla 11.
Joe O’Bradovich posted a double-double — 28 points and 12 rebounds — as Onaway remained unbeaten in the Ski Valley with a 75-44 win over Pellston.
O’Bradovich also finished with four assists, three steals and three blocks for the Cardinals (6-1, 4-0). Carlos Bautista contributed 13 points, nine rebounds, five steals and three blocks and Pat Dunn 10 points and four rebounds.
Will Seldon’s 11 points topped Pellston.
Pine River 71
Lake City 59
Lake City (5-3, 3-2) led early but could not contain the hot perimeter shooting of visiting Pine River (7-0, 5-0) in the second half and lost 71-59.
The Trojans battled to get within six points in the fourth quarter behind the strong interior play of sophomore Lucas Marion, who scored six of his 12 points in a 90-second span, but the unbeaten Bucks were able to maintain separation on the scoreboard with successful 3-point shots from Brandon Hoaglund (21 points) and Skyler Nelson (20).
Senior guard Drew Marion generated 21 points to pace Lake City, including two treys. Kevin Kunkel and Dylan Allard each added nine and Kory Root scored eight. Austin Booms tallied seven off the bench.
TC West 1
John Linenger scored on a breakaway late in the first period as Traverse City West edged Utica Eisenhower 1-0 in the TC Showcase at Centre ICE.
Jake Saxton and Ryan Fernandez assisted on the goal. The Titans had just killed a penalty when Saxton fed Linenger on a breakaway. The goal came with 2:46 left in the period and it would be the only one of the night.
“We played hard for three periods, and were rewarded for our efforts,” West coach Jeremy Rintala said. “Both teams had good scoring chances, but Tyler Buchanan was outstanding for us in goal. That was a solid team we beat. We played good team defense. It was a big win.”
Buchanan had 27 saves.
West faces Livonia Stevens at 1 p.m. today.
Livonia Stevenson 5
TC Central 2
Traverse City Central battled back, but wasn’t able to dig itself out of a 4-0 hole in a 5-2 loss to No. 1-ranked Livonia Stevenson as part of the North-South Showcase at Centre ICE.
Stevenson was up 4-0 three minutes into the second period. Central had cut that deficit in half by the start of the third with goals by Joe Videcki and Cam Givens.
Parker Hebden, Alex Oliver and Givens drew assists.
Darrell Carlisle made 20 saves for the Trojans (7-6-1), and play Macomb Dakota today at 3:15 p.m. at Centre ICE. Dakota topped Escanaba 4-3.
Grosse Pte. Liggett 3
Bay Reps 1
The Bay Reps hosted the North-South Showcase at Centre ICE on Friday, dropping their opening game 3-1 to Grosse Pointe Liggett.
The Knights are ranked No. 3 in Division 3.
Liggett scored in the first period’s final minute to take a 2-0 lead.
The Reps got on the board with a third-period score by Duke Angers, his first varsity goal. The Reps also had another goal waived off.
The Reps (4-11) play Division 1 No. 14 Utica Eisenhower today at 3 p.m. at Centre ICE as the showcase wraps up.
Daenzer goes 5-0 for West
Traverse City West had two junior varsity wrestlers place at the Benzie Central Invitational.
Drew Daenzer won his weight class with a perfect 5-0 record and Joseph Leal took third with a 3-2 mark.