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January 21, 2014

Prep roundup: Panthers remain unbeaten

From staff reports

DETROIT — State-ranked Frankfort remained unbeaten Monday with a 50-46 win over Romulus in a Martin Luther King Showcase basketball tournament game at Detroit Consortium.

Frankfort was originally scheduled to play Plymouth Educational.

“Romulus is a solid Class A team,” Frankfort coach Tim Reznich said. “They’re very athletic. This was a pretty big win for us.”

The Panthers, despite being outrebounded by a 2-1 margin in the first half, led 26-25 at the break.

“I think we were a little intimidated at the start because (the Eagles) were fast and big,” Reznich said. “But we battled. It was a good experience for us.”

Madison Stefanski led Frankfort with 12 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Cecelia Schmitt had 12 points as well.

The Panthers, now 10-0 and ranked No. 3 in Class D, travel to Glen Lake on Thursday.

Manistee 32

TC West 29

Manistee remained undefeated, but just barely.

The Chippewas pulled out a 32-29 non-conference victory over Traverse City West to improve to 9-0.

Emilee Kott scored nine points to lead Manistee.

Paris Wagner produced eight points and seven rebounds for West (1-9), while Carley Drzewiecki also had eight points.

The Titans have lost five games by four or fewer points this season.

West won the JV game 42-31 behind 13 points from Makenna Mattson and eight each by Kalyn Havens and Abby Moyes.

The Titans travel Thursday to Ogemaw Heights.

Elk Rapids 43

Suttons Bay 23

Elk Rapids outscored Suttons Bay 10-0 in the second quarter en route to a 43-26 non-league win.

Bridget Hintz and Paige Granger each had 14 points for the Elks, who led 20-8 at half. Delaney Kaufman collected 11 points and 16 rebounds for the Norse (5-6), who travel to Glen Lake on Friday. The Elks (7-3, 5-1) host East Jordan on Friday.

Grayling 42

East Jordan 38

Grayling earned its first Lake Michigan Conference win with a 42-38 decision over East Jordan.

Sam Denno paced the Vikings (4-6, 1-5) with 15 points. Lindsay Schroeder netted 13 points and Paige Poindexter 12 for the Red Devils.

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