TRAVERSE CITY — Kris Crosby’s 37 points and 14 rebounds powered Traverse City Christian to a 71-58 non-league basketball win over Suttons Bay.
The Sabres led 30-19 at half.
Ben Larkins added 17 points and David Bump five assists for Christian (7-5), which hosts Leland tonight.
Logan Mikesell led Suttons Bay (11-4) with 24 points.
The Norsemen travel to Benzie on Wednesday.
St. Francis 78
Benzie Central 53
Three in a row for the St. Francis Gladiators.
Tanner Kenny led a balanced attack with 15 points and 12 rebounds as St. Francis beat Benzie Central 78-53 in a non-league contest.
Byron Bullough added 14 points and five steals, Noah Phillips 12 points and nine rebounds and Matt Seybert 10 points and seven rebounds.
Ismael Halaweh paced Benzie with 20 points. Javier Rodriquez contributed 15.
Benzie won the JV game 76-46.
St. Francis hosts East Jordan tonight.
Grand Haven 53
TC Central 34
Grand Haven pulled away in the third quarter for a 53-34 non-league win over Traverse City Central.
The Bucs, up six at half, outscored the Trojans 21-7 in the third quarter.
Max Knoblock led Central (4-11) with nine points.
Grand Haven won the JV game 80-36. James Brumfield scored 15 and Magnus Carlson 10 for the Trojans.
Grand Haven won the freshman game 37-33. Nik Norton’s 12 points topped Central, which hosts Gaylord on Wednesday.
Glen Lake 45
Kingsley, which lost by 11 at Glen Lake last Wednesday, turned the tables, beating the Lakers 63-45 in a Northwest Conference contest.
The Stags, who have won four of their last six, are now 7-7 overall and 5-4 in the league.
Jarid Lueck’s 14 points and 11 rebounds paced Kingsley, which led 32-20 at half. Stacy Almquist added 10 points and three assists.
Carter Lee’s 10 points led Glen Lake.
The Stags play Cadillac tonight.
Frankfort’s 72-45 non-conference win over Manistee leads the Panthers into Friday’s Northwest Conference showdown, hosting Suttons Bay with first place on the line.
Frankfort (10-4, 7-2 NWC) and the Norsemen are tied atop the league standings. Suttons Bay won the last meeting on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
David Loney had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Panthers.
Alex Bialik had 19 points and Matt Simmons 14 for the Chippewas.
Forest Area 59
Inland Lakes 55
Forest Area rode a 20-5 third-quarter run and held on with solid free-throw shooting for a 59-55 Ski Valley Conference win over Inland Lakes.
Justin Burke had 22 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead the Warriors (7-5). The two teams meet up again Wednesday in Indian River.
Austin Vance and Trevor Vance were each 2 of 3 and Burke 2 for 2 from the charity stripe int he fourth quarter. Trevor Vance scored 16 points.
Mike O’Connor led the Bulldogs — who led 30-25 at halftime — with 11 points.
Dylan Puroll led five Bellaire players in double figures as the Eagles raced out to a 53-15 halftime lead in a 76-33 non-conference win over Northport.
Puroll put up 15 points, with James Schrader adding 13, Richard Winslow 12 and Denny Hall pitching in 10 points and five assists.
Jacob Brown’s 21 points accounted for almost two-thirds of the Wildcats’ output.
Bellaire — which had 18 steals — is 14-0 and hosts Johannesburg-Lewiston on Wednesday.
John Acton and Jarrett Sovereign scored 18 points apiece as Onekama topped Buckley 75-59 in a non-league game.
Dustin Tandy had 19 points, Tyler Welch 16 and Luke Somsel 14 for Buckley, which hosts Benzie Central on Friday.
Grace Baptist 43
GT Academy 40
Stone Tussey scored 23 points as Gaylord Grace Baptist defeated Grand Traverse Academy 43-40.
Jonah Hatch netted 17 points for Grand Traverse Academy (0-10), which plays the Traverse City Bulldogs on Friday.
Glen Lake 42
Jordan Peplinski’s 15 points paced Glen Lake to a 42-29 non-league win over Manton.
Kelly Bunek added nine points and McKenna Turril eight for the Lakers (10-5), who host Mesick tonight.
Karrah Baker’s 12 points and 10 rebounds led Manton (7-9), which plays Beal City on Thursday.
Gaylord SM 62
Central Lake 32
Kari Borowiak, who is signing with Concordia today, scored 28 points to power Gaylord St. Mary to a 62-32 Ski Valley win over Central Lake.
Bekah Myler added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Snowbirds (12-0, 15-1), who play Mancelona next.
Central Lake was led by Mariah Cords with seven points. The Trojans (9-6, 7-5) are at Onaway on Wednesday in a cancer benefit game called “Maris Strong.” The game recognizes former Central Lake athlete Maris Spaulding, who died from cancer last year.
TC Bulldogs 40
Lauren Couturier and Molly Plamondon both hit key 3-pointers in the final two minutes as the Traverse City Bulldogs emerged with a 40-39 victory over Leland.
Sarah Plamondon led the Bulldogs (14-5) with nine points and six rebounds.
Libby Munoz and Caitlin McKee scored 15 each for Leland to account for all but nine of the Comets’ points. McKee hit four 3-pointers.
The Bulldogs play Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s on Thursday at The Leelanau School.
Benzie Central 33
Manistee pulled away in the third quarter to notch a 59-33 non-conference victory over Benzie Central.
Audrey Tomaszewski, Emily Kott and Jessica Gustad each scored 11 points and Emma Burns added 10 for the Chippewas, who trailed by two after the first quarter and led 21-16 at halftime.
Sara Goodchild and Makayla Huddleston each scored nine points for Benzie (4-12), which travels to Buckley today.
— Compiled by Dennis Chase and James Cook