From staff reports
BOYNE CITY — Boyne City continues to have Charlevoix’s number.
For the fourth straight season, the Ramblers knocked the Rayders out of the boys basketball districts, this time posting a 46-42 triumph in the Class C district opener here Monday.
Charlevoix had beaten Boyne City twice during the regular season.
Corey Redman’s 22 points and 10 rebounds paced the Ramblers (11-10). Brad Fouchia added 10 points and Ryan Carson eight rebounds.
Boyne City faces St. Francis on Wednesday. A year ago, the Gladiators needed a late rally to beat the Ramblers in the regionals.
Glen Lake 55
Elk Rapids 44
Mike O’Brien scored 24 points as Glen Lake marched into the second round of districts with a 55-44 win over Elk Rapids.
The Lakers (19-2) outscored the Elks 18-8 in the second quarter to open a double-digit lead. It was 27-15 at the break and 43-30 after three quarters.
Austin McMullen paced Elk Rapids (9-12) with 23 points.
Glen Lake takes on East Jordan on Wednesday at Boyne City.
Cadillac outscored Kingsley 13-4 down the stretch to close out a 55-46 Class B district win.
The game was tied at 42-all with 5:20 remaining.
“We gave Cadillac all it could handle for three and half quarters,” Kingsley coach Jim Rawlings said. “But then it got away from us.”
The Vikings, tri-champs in the Big North, led 29-21 at half. Kingsley rallied to take a 37-35 lead with 1:32 left in the third quarter before the Vikings went back on top 39-38 at the end of the quarter.
Jalen Brooks netted 16 points and Nick Paquet 13 for the Vikings. Tyler Newell and Travis DeBello scored 11 points apiece and Tristan Eickenroth 10 for the Stags (12-9), who won eight of their last 11 to earn a second-place tie in the Northwest Conference.
“I’m proud of the kids,” Rawlings said. “They kept raising their level of play during the second half of the season.”