Traverse City Record-Eagle
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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.
Cierra Prosser had 12 points and Samantha Denno added 11 points, six rebounds and five steals in the win.
Autumn Huck scored 16 points to lead a trio of double figure scorers as Northport knocked off Buckley 51-30.
Mariah Kalchik and Yesenia Perez each added 13 for the Wildcats (1-0), who travel to Leland tonight. Ashley Pino pulled down 12 rebounds.
Gaylord St. Mary 46
Boyne City 40
Kari Borowiak scored 22 points to power Gaylord St. Mary past Boyne City 46-40.
Becca Myler added 11 points for the Snowbirds, who host Pickford on Friday. Natalie Burzynski hit two baskets in the final three minutes to seal the win.
Rainy McCune netted 18 points for Boyne City.
Joburg got a dominating jump on the new girls basketball season, routing Fairview 70-37.
Brittney Cherwinski and Madison Showerman each had 13 points for the Cardinals. Showerman also had six rebounds and three assists. Maddy Ewing contributed 12 points, Haley Weaver had nine rebounds and Julia Nieman had six points, five steals, seven assists and three rebounds.
Karrah Baker led a balanced attack with 19 points as Manton defeated Brethren 77-46 in a non-league season opener.
Olivia Kunkel and Brittany Brauer added 13 points apiece for the Rangers, who travel to Manistee on Thursday.
Lake City 48
Senior guards Maggie Eising and Haley Guest and sophomore guard Laraiah Schichtel scored 11, 10 and 9 points, respectively, as Lake City outscored visiting non-league foe Harrison 48-33.
The Trojans used pressure defense to score 24 unanswered points in an 11-minute span in the second and third quarters and go from a 12-7 deficit to a 31-12 lead. The Trojans had 34 steals in the contest.