WEST BRANCH — Traverse City Central snapped a six-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 47-36 Big North Conference win at Ogemaw Heights.
"We needed this," Trojan coach Jeff Turner said. "It was a good team effort."
Central trailed 12-7 after the first quarter, but then held the Falcons to 24 points the rest of the game.
"To hold them to three single-digit quarters is a compliment to our defense," Turner said.
Taylor Cook paced the Trojans with 18 points. Ethan Pilarski added nine points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Central (2-6, 2-1) was 8 of 12 at the foul line in the fourth quarter. The game was tied 29-29 entering the final quarter.
Cam Zettel's 12 points topped Ogemaw Heights.
The Trojans won the JV game 58-13, but dropped the freshman contest 35-30 in overtime.
Charlevoix 67 East Jordan 52
Charlevoix set up a Lake Michigan Conference showdown of league unbeatens with a 67-52 victory over East Jordan.
The Rayders (5-0, 3-0 LMC) travel Saturday to St. Francis for a rescheduled 6 p.m. clash.
Tanner Catt had 19 points and five assists as Charlevoix led 34-26 at halftime and extended that lead to 16 by the start of the fourth quarter.
Zach Hankins added 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Noah Bacchus scored 13 and Joseph Manville 12 for East Jordan.
Elk Rapids 52 Boyne City 50
Elk Rapids held off a late Boyne City rally for a 52-50 Lake Michigan Conference win.
The Elks (4-3, 2-2) were up 13 with three minutes to go.
Austin McMullen led the Elks with 14 points and seven rebounds. Cole Walker added 11 points and six rebounds.
Corey Redman tossed in 27 points for Boyne City.
The Elks host Lake Leelanau St. Mary on Friday.
Glen Lake 66 Kingsley 47
Glen Lake took control early, building a 14-point lead at the break, en route to a 66-47 Northwest Conference win over Kingsley.
Mike O'Brien paced the Lakers (6-1, 3-0) with 23 points. Curtis Bunek added 18 and Carter Lee 12.
Travis DeBello led Kingsley with 14 points.
Glen Lake travels to Leland on Friday.