Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 21, 2014

Prep roundup: Panthers remain unbeaten


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — 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.

Bellaire 56

Ellsworth 16

Leighten Koepke and Madalyn Balon combined for 32 points as Bellaire rolled to a 56-16 non-league win over Ellsworth.

Koepke finished with 19 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Balon contributed 13 points, nine steals and five rebounds. Gillian Nevarez chipped in eight points for the Eagles (8-2, 6-1), who travel to Mancelona on Friday.

Katelyn Sowers scored six points for Ellsworth.

Onaway 53

Wolverine 17

Lexi Szymoniak’s 20 points and 18 rebounds powered Onaway to a 53-17 non-league win at Wolverine.

Erica Price hit five 3-pointers for 15 points for the Cardinals (6-5), who host Johannesburg-Lewiston on Wednesday.

Gaylord 45

Petoskey 31

Maddie Hamilla netted 12 points as Gaylord upended Petoskey 45-31 in a Big North Conference contest.

The Blue Devils led 18-11 at half.

Kati Lewis had 14 for Petoskey (1-8, 1-4), who host Cadillac on Friday.

Bear Lake 51

Buckley 29

Emily Ferguson scored 34 points as Bear Lake beat Buckley 51-29 in a non-league game.

Marlee Harris led Buckley, which plays Frankfort on Friday, with nine points.

BOYS HOOPS

Suttons Bay 69

Bear Lake 56

Down 10 in the second half, Suttons Bay went on a 13-0 run as the Norse pulled away to a 69-56 non-league win at Bear Lake.

Logan Mikesell led the 6-1 Norsemen with 20 points. Casey Cross added 14. Aaron Orban pulled down 16 rebounds to go with six points. Devin Capron contributed eight points and nine assists.

Riley Merrill had 23 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three steals for the Lakers (5-2). Shane Peterson added 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Tyler Johnson chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds.

Suttons Bay hosts Mesick on Thursday while Bear Lake takes on Northport.

TS SF Frosh 47

Charlevoix Frosh 46

The St. Francis freshmen improved to 3-3 with a 47-46 win over Charlevoix.

Chris Kolarevic led the Gladiators with 12 points. Sam Ludka added nine.

SKIING

Glen Lake, Benzie capture ski meet

Glen Lake put four skiers in the top 11 in the slalom and giant slalom to win a girls Lake Michigan Ski Conference meet at Crystal Mountain.

The Lakers finished with 50 points, Manistee 57, Benzie 78 and Onekama 109.

Benzie captured the boys meet with 50 points. Onekama and Glen Lake tied for second with 80. Bellaire was fourth with 145.

In the girls meet, Benzie’s Morgan Papineau won the giant slalom (43.35) and placed second in the slalom (58.34) to Manistee’s Alma Brinkman (57.63). Brinkman was second in the giant slalom (45.09).

Glen Lake’s Amanda Lodge was third in both races (45.13 in giant slalom and 1:02.55 in slalom). Teammate Kaitlin Gaudard finished fourth in the giant slalom (45.27) and fifth in the slalom (1:03.44). Dane Merwin was sixth in the giant slalom (46.17) and seventh in the slalom (1:04.40) for the Lakers.

Bellaire’s Ben Hicks swept the slalom (51.51) and giant slalom (41.76) in the boys meet. Onekama’s Chris Buswinka was second (58.58 in slalom,44.28 in giant slalom) and Benzie’s Casey McKinley third (58.86 in slalom, 45.43 in giant slalom) in both races.

Glen Lake’s Evan Fink (1:00.69) and Sam Rouzer (1:03.29) were fourth and fifth in the slalom. Benzie’s Matt Knapp came in sixth (1:06.13). Rouzer was fourth (46.27), Manistee’s Jonathan Grape fifth (46.44) and Benzie’s Knapp (49.16) sixth in the giant slalom.