Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 4, 2013

Basketball Roundup: 01/04/2013

Cizek scores 14 of his 19 points in second half

ALPENA — Donny Cizek and Traverse City West put on a second-half surge to rally for a 64-62 boys basketball victory Thursday over Big North Conference foe Alpena.

Cizek scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half as the Titans trailed by 13 at the intermission. He added seven rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Fellow senior Jeremiah Williams scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half and added six rebounds and three assists, while Kendrick Meyer had seven points and five rebounds. Will Reed and Johnny Wheelock played solid defense.

"Our seniors really stepped up at the end, especially Donny Cizek," West coach Brett Graham said. "Kendrick Meyer battled foul trouble and scored all seven of his points in the second (half)."

The Titans (5-2, 3-0 BNC) host fellow league unbeaten Petoskey on Tuesday.

Tyler Pintar scored 20 for Alpena, while Luke Cordes had 14.

Alpena won the junior varsity game 56-37. West was led by nine points from Jeff Turnquist and seven off the bench by Connor Lynch.

Logan Nickerson scored 12 and Jared Roth 10 as TC West won the freshman game 73-26 to improve to 6-1.


Bear Lake      63 Manistee Catholic      62

Bryson Waller hit a long 3-pointer heave at the buzzer to give Bear Lake a 63-62 victory over Manistee Catholic Central.

Waller finished with 23 points and Cody Brown added 10 for the Lakers (3-1), who trailed 38-33 at halftime.

Zach Bialik led Manistee CC with 28 points, but the Sabers (2-2) let their lead slip away with a 2-for-8 free throw performance in the fourth quarter. Ben Faliczak added 13 points and sophomore Blake Vargas scored 12 in his first varsity game.

Cadillac      59 Ogemaw Heights      46

Nick Paquet's 24 points led Cadillac to a 59-46 Big North Conference win over Ogemaw Heights.

Jalen Brooks added 14 points for the Vikings (4-2, 1-2 BNC).

Gaylord St. Mary      71 Pellston      45

Gaylord St. Mary jumped out to a 38-22 halftime lead en route to a 71-45 Ski Valley Conference victory over Pellston.

Cameron Juneac scored 17 points to lead the Snowbirds (4-2, 2-2 SVC), while Matt Spyhalski added 16, Charles Strehl 14 and Nick Lochinski 12.

Jake Friedenstad scored 22 points for Pellston (1-4), and Tanner Keller had 15.

St. Mary travels Tuesday to Bellaire.

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