BELLAIRE — Tyler Thornton hit nine 3-pointers en route to a 27-point night as Bellaire remained unbeaten with a 71-40 Ski Valley Conference win over Gaylord St. Mary on Thursday.
Thornton was one 3-pointer shy of the school record held by Jeff Stillwell.
"When he's on, the ball hits nothing but the bottom of the net," Bellaire coach Stan Sexton said.
The Eagles (5-0, 3-0) led 37-24 at half.
Mitch Teetzel and Drew Bailey added 19 points apiece in the win. Teetzel also had 12 rebounds and six assists while Bailey contributed three rebounds and four assists.
Bellaire had 19 assists in the game.
"These guys don't mind sharing the ball," Sexton said.
Charles Strehl netted 14 points and Nick Lochinski 10 for St. Mary.
Mancelona 55 Forest Area 33
Brandon Dingman and Brandon Scott heated up in the second half to carry Mancelona to a 55-33 Ski Valley win over Forest Area.
The Ironmen (5-2, 4-0) led 19-18 at half. Dingman scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the final 16 minutes. Scott had 12 of his 16 in the fourth quarter. Dingman also finished with nine rebounds and three assists. Griffin Borst chipped in seven points, eight rebounds and three steals.
Austin Vance led Forest Area with 14.
Mancelona is at Gaylord St. Mary on Tuesday.
Johannesburg 54 Central Lake 40
Coalton Huff and Cole Nagy netted 11 points apiece as Johannesburg-Lewiston topped Central Lake 54-40 in a Ski Valley contest.
Will Brockman's 19 points paced Central Lake.
Johannesburg-Lewiston (3-4, 2-3) plays Inland Lakes on Tuesday.
Benzie Central 51 Kingsley 41
Benzie Central won its second game in a row, a 51-41 decision over Northwest Conference rival Kingsley.
Corey Weaver led the Huskies (2-4, 2-2) with 21 points. Nate Oren and Corey Bock added nine points apiece. The Huskies led 28-17 at half.
Austin Olson and Scott McPherson paced Kingsley with 10 points.
Benzie hosts St. Francis on Tuesday.
Suttons Bay 57 Buckley 24
Suttons Bay had a double-double from Aaron Orban in a 57-24 Northwest Conference win over Buckley.
Orban had 16 points and reached double-digit rebounds in the first half. Logan Mikesell added 14 points for the Norsemen (2-4).
Austin Burmania had 11 points for the Bears.