FROM STAFF REPORTS
HARBOR SPRINGS — Down four points after the morning's slalom race, the Traverse City Central girls came back to claim the Harbor-Petoskey Invitational on Monday at Boyne Highlands.
The Trojans finished with 46 points. Petoskey took second with 53 and Traverse City West third with 83.5. Petoskey led 21-25 after the slalom.
The Petoskey boys pulled away in the afternoon's slalom to beat Traverse City Central, 67-91. West was third with 117. Central was down two, 38-40, after the morning's giant slalom.
For the second consecutive meet, Central's Shannon Weaver swept the girls slalom and giant slalom. She posted times of 1:20.53 in the slalom and 1:13.23 in the GS. Madison Ostergren placed second (1:13.93), Cassidy Klein fifth (1:16.29) and Paige Pfannenstiel 13th (1:19.03) in the giant slalom. Klein was fourth in slalom (1:23.70), Ostergren ninth (1:26.01) and Pfannenstiel 11th (1:28.72).
Petoskey's Jill Antonishen finished third in the giant slalom (1:16.10) and Mia Cicorretti third in the slalom (1:22.63).
West's Monica Hessler placed second in the slalom (1:22.08), eighth in the giant slalom (1:16.85).
Carlee McCardel, skiing for the Elk Rapids-St. Francis co-op team, took sixth in the giant slalom (1:16.42).
Petoskey pulled away in slalom, putting three skiers in the top six. Noah Honaker and Garrett Lundteigen went two-three (1:19.91 and 1:21.85).
Glen Lake's Thomas Waning captured the slalom in 1:19.67. West's Finley Clark was fourth (1:22.523) and Central's John Whiting and Lars Hornburg eighth and ninth (1:25.54 and 1:27.24).
Petoskey's Brian Erhart captured the giant slalom, edging Waning 1:16.05 to 1:16.18.
Clark placed fifth (1:17.76) and teammate Matt Lowe ninth (1:18.29). Central's Kurt Frick was sixth (1:18.12) and Kalvis Hornburg eighth (1:18.26).
Manistee Catholic 63 TC Christian 52
Manistee Catholic held on for a 63-52 non-conference win over TC Christian.
Manistee CC (3-2) closed the second quarter on an 8-0 run for a 31-24 lead at the break. In the fourth quarter, the Sabers were 6-for-15 from the free-throw line, but held to their lead.
Zack Bialik had 20 points, eight rebounds and four steals in the win while Ben Feliczak had 17 points and nine rebounds. Andrew Perry had 10 points and Alex Bialik had six assists.
Kris Crosby had 21 points for TC Christian while Paul Bump scored 18.
TC Homeschool 44 GT Academy 25
The TC Homeschoolers picked up a 44-25 win over Grand Traverse Academy.
Jonathan Mulder had 10 points in the win while Jonny Friske added seven points.
The Mustangs had 10 points from Alex Houston.
Lake City 77 Gladwin 41
Lake City (6-0) gradually pulled away from visiting Gladwin to post a 77-41 victory and remain unbeaten.
Senior sharpshooter Ryan Vincent canned 27 points, including six connections from 3-point land, to pace the Trojans while senior center Dan Liestenfeltz tallied eight with eight boards.
Junior guards Drew Marion and Nate Holt each scored eight and senior Storm Francisco came off the bench to score seven.
Landon Grove (13) and Demetri Trice (10) were in double figures for the Flying G's.
Lake City (2-0 Highland) has a huge league showdown at home Thursday against McBain (3-3, 1-1).
Leland 37 LL St. Mary's 32
Leland beat Lake Leelanau St. Mary's for the second time this year with a 37-32 non-conference win.
The Comets had 10 points from Whitney Schaub while Elizabeth Munoz and Caitlin McKee each had nine points.
For the Eagles, Rachael Thon had 17 points and nine rebounds while Lindsey Boone had seven points.
Bear Lake 75 Buckley 39
Emileigh Ferguson scored 32 points as Bear Lake beat visiting Buckley 75-39.
For the Bears, Bailee Kuhn had 12 points while Montana Jayska had nine points, six rebounds, six steals and three assists.
Buckley hosts Benzie Central on Friday.
Joburg 69 Central Lake 22
Johannesburg-Lewiston moved to 7-0 on the season with a 69-22 Ski Valley Conference win over Central Lake.
The Cardinals had 15 points and four steals from Brittany Cherwinski while Abby Schlicher had 14 points, nine steals, nine assists, six rebounds and two blocks. Madison Showerman had 12 points, Hannah Huff had 10 points, five rebounds and two steals while Katelyn Weaver had 10 rebounds and four steals.
Joburg plays Inland Lakes on Wednesday.
Grayling 70 Houghton Lake 54
Grayling picked up a 70-54 non-conference win over Houghton Lake.
The Vikings (5-2) had 14 points and seven blocks from Sam Denno while Maddie Benardo had 11 points, nine rebounds, seven steals and five assists.
Grayling is at St. Francis on Wednesday.