Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 24, 2014

Prep Basketball Roundup: TC West snaps 8-game skid


Brock Clough had 13 points, Grand Siddall 11 points and Chandler Shazri seven boards for the Rangers, 4-5, who are at Brethren on Saturday.

Bear Lake 82

Northport 25

Reilly Merrill had 20 points, eight boards and four assists, Tyler Johnson added 19 points, nine rebounds and three assists and Michael Belinsky chipped in 14 points, 10 boards, three steals and four blocks as Bear Lake posted an 82-25 victory over Northport.

The win improves the Lakers to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the West Michigan D League. They face Manistee Catholic Central on Saturday.

Lake City 52

McBain NMC 39

Lake City pulled away in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and outscore Highland Conference foe McBain Northern Michigan Christian 52-39.

Sophomore center Lucas Marion scored on back-to-back possessions to spark a 9-2 run at the outset of the final period as the Trojans (7-3, 4-2) increased their lead to 47-35 with 3:07 left to play. Lake City led 13-11, 23-17 and 36-33 at the quarter breaks.

Marion generated a game-high 18 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double and senior Drew Marion tallied 13 with six boards. Senior guard Dylan Allard hit for nine. Lake City coach Dale Eising also credited Austin Booms with being a physical presence off the bench.

John Brouwer rang up 12 points to pace the Comets (2-7, 1-5) and Kade Ellens hit for 10.

Forest Area 71

Central Lake 59

Justin Burke nearly had a triple-double as Forest Area notched a 71-59 Ski Valley Conference win over Central Lake.

Burke rang up 24 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists.

Trevor Vance added 14 points for the Warriors (4-4, 2-3 SVC), who host Mesick on Monday. Forest Area trailed 32-31 at halftime, but rode the momentum of a 19-9 third quarter to the win.

William Brockman had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans, while, Connor Zook added 13 points. Central Lake falls to 0-8 and 0-6 in SVC action.

TC St. Francis JV 60

Kalkaska 14

Marek Laucky scored a dozen points to lead Traverse City St. Francis to a 60-14 junior varsity victory.

Luke Duell added 11 points for the Gladiators (6-2).

— Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski, James Cook and Mike Dunn

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