From staff reports
FRANKFORT — Frankfort outscored Elk Rapids by 10 in the third quarter to overcome a 29-28 halftime deficit and go on to a 57-40 victory.
Mackenna Kelly led the Panthers with 24 points and three steals. Point guard Pauline Lausten added 11 points, three assists and three steals and Madison Stefanski 10 points and seven rebounds. Elk Rapids was paced by 17 from Bridget Hintz and 12 from Rachel Hintz.
Benzie Central 49
Cadillac pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 66-49 non-league win over Benzie Central.
The Vikings led 44-39 after three quarters.
Abbey Fuller and Hannah Baker scored 17 points apiece for Cadillac. Makayla Huddleston had 12 points and Sara Goodchild 11 for Benzie, which plays at Kalkaska on Saturday night.
Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s 33
Sophomore Sydney Perry led four double figure scorers with 15 points as Kalkaska opened the girls basketball campaign with a 65-33 win over Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s.
Taylor Birgy added 14 points, six boards, three assists and five steals for the Blazers, while Micah Lajewski had 11 points and seven assists, and Alexis Hayden had 11 points and nine rebounds. Paige Waterman contributed eight points and six steals.
Leading St. Mary’s were Rachel Schaub with seven points and Lindsey Boone with six.
Big Rapids 33
McBain started quickly and never looked back in rolling past Big Rapids, 77-33, in its girls basketball opener.
The Ramblers led 13-4 after one period and 25-10 at the break.
Meredith Hamlet paced McBain with 20 points and 10 rebounds, Kara Houston had 18 points and five steals, Asia Lagrow chipped in 10 points and eight boards, while Sheyenne Zuiderveen came off the bench to add eight points and 10 rebounds.
Grayling’s defensive pressure caused turnovers that gave the Vikings chances on offense as the Vikings got past Roscommon 43-37.
The Vikings held a slim 16-14 lead, but turned up the heat on defense and built a five-point lead at the half, 27-22, and 10-point lead after three, 35-25.