From staff reports
MANCELONA — Onaway rallied in the second half to edge Mancelona 61-58 Tuesday in a Ski Valley Conference basketball showdown.
Onaway led 11-9 after one quarter, but Mancelona took a 29-21 lead into the half. The contest was tied 45-45 at the end of three quarters. Mancelona had a chance to send the game into overtime but missed a final shot.
Joe O’Bradovich led Onaway (5-1, 4-0 Ski Valley) with 26 points and added seven rebounds. Carlos Bautista chipped in with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Pat Dunn had nine points and a team-best 14 rebounds. Mancelona’s Brandon Dingman led all scorers with 31 points.
Bellaire jumped out to a 15-12 lead after one period and slowly pulled away from there in defeating Johannesburg 52-39.
The Eagles (6-0, 4-0 Ski Valley) had a 29-21 advantage at the half and 45-33 after three quarters.
Denny Hall led all scorers with 24 points and Hunter Rowe added 16 points. Brandon Huff scored 11 for Johannesburg.
Bellaire is at Gaylord St. Mary on Thursday.
Central Lake 61
Pellston trailed by two points at halftime, but took a four-point lead after three periods and went on to beat Central Lake 67-61.
The Hornets were down 28-26 at the break, but took a 47-43 lead heading into the fourth and maintained that edge to get the win. Will Brockman had 23 points and 17 rebounds in the loss for Central Lake (0-5).
Elk Rapids 67
Shae Somers and Cole Walker each scored 22 points as Elk Rapids bounced back from a loss to Benzie Central one night earlier by downing Kalkaska 67-55.
Somers also had seven steals, while Walker grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Adam Trautman scored 11 points for the Elks (6-2, 3-1 Lake Michigan).
Will Nobel had 22 points to pace Kalkaska and Aaron Zimmerman chipped in with 19. Elk Rapids is at St. Francis on Friday. Kalkaska (2-5) is at East Jordan on Friday.
Cadillac handed Petoskey its first Big North Conference loss in a 50-42 victory.
The Vikings (4-2, 3-1) had to hold off the Northmen in the last quarter as Petoskey (6-2, 3-1) trimmed a 16-point deficit entering the final period. Free throws were key for Cadillac as all nine of its points in the fourth came at the stripe. Andrew Emington had 18 points and Jalen Brooks 17 for Cadillac. Aron Lee and Nick Mesnard each had eight for Petoskey.
Glen Lake 52
Glen Lake pulled away in the third quarter for a 52-43 Northwest Conference win over Mesick. The Lakers stretched a 24-21 lead at half to 43-31 entering the final quarter.
Carter Lee topped the Lakers with 20 points. Clay Wagatha led Mesick (2-4, 2-2) with 13 points. Peter Roush added 12. The Bulldogs host Benzie on Thursday.
Benzie Central 78
Ismael Halaweh poured in 32 points to lead Benzie Central past Buckley 78-52.
The Huskies used a 21-5 difference in the third quarter to break open the contest.
Javier Rodriguez added 12 for the winners (2-4, 2-1 Northwest). Leading Buckley were Bryce Guernsey with 12 points and Tyler Welch with 11. Benzie is at Mesick on Thursday.
Grayling opened a 50-17 lead in the third quarter en route to a 64-46 non-league win over Roscommon.
Tyler McClanahan led the 5-2 Vikings with 14 points. Scout Tobin added 11 points and Justice Junttila nine points and 11 rebounds. The Vikings host Charlevoix on Friday.
Harbor Light 29
Nate Veldboom scored 13 points and Diamond McPherson had 12 as Ellsworth beat Harbor Light 43-29. For Harbor Light, Lucas Matthews led all scorers with 14 points and Kurt Mueller added 11.
Ellsworth (2-4) is at Wolverine on Thursday.
Bear Lake 70
Riley Merrill and Shane Peterson combined for 56 points as Bear Lake improved to 5-0 with a 70-55 West Michigan D win over Brethren. Merrill finished with 34 points and nine rebounds while Peterson chipped in 22 points, seven assists and six steals. August Sivec netted 15 for Brethren. Bear Lake hosts Baldwin on Thursday.
Lake Leelanau SM 50
TC Bulldogs 41
Dan Duperon netted 15 points while Drew Pobuda added a double-double in Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s 50-41 win over the Traverse City Bulldogs.
Pobuda finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles (2-3), who outscored the Bulldogs 11-2 in the third quarter to stretch a 29-25 lead to 40-27. John Ehnis tossed in 16 for the Bulldogs. St. Mary’s travels to Northport tonight
Lake City 52
McBain won its second straight Highland Conference game, outscoring visiting Lake City 65-52.
The Ramblers (3-4, 2-2) opened the third quarter with an 11-0 run to break open a close game and generate a double-digit lead on the scoreboard. Junior Tyler Sterk scored four of his 10 points to help spark the McBain run.
Lake City (5-2, 3-1) battled back to trim the lead to eight points twice in the fourth quarter. Senior guard Kevin Kunkel drained a pair of free throws for the Trojans with 4:13 remaining to trim the deficit to 50-42 but the Ramblers pulled away again in the final minutes.
Sophomore Cole Powell produced a game-high 18 points to pace McBain, including four treys. Fellow sophomore Garett Gugle tallied 13 and senior point guard Grant Gugle hit for 12. Senior Drew Marion made 16 for Lake City, going 6-for-8 from the line. Kory Root tallied 12 while Kunkel, who hit 8-of-9 from the stripe, and Dylan Allard each scored 10.
Elk Rapids 41
Tied 35-35 with Kalkaska with under a minute to go, Elk Rapids hit six free throws in a row to get past the Blazers 41-35.
The Elks’ size proved to be too much for the Blazers, with Rachel Hintz scoring 12 points, Bridget Hintz scoring 11 and Paige Granger adding 10 points. Granger hit four of the Elks’ foul shots in the final stretch.
Natalie Ryckman and Taylor Kibbe each had 10 points for Kalkaska (6-2, 3-1 Lake Michigan). Sapphire Lajewski grabbed six rebounds and Taylor Birgy had five boards. The Blazers host Manistee today.
East Jordan 37
Madeline Boss had 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals to power Charlevoix to a 46-37 Lake Michigan Conference win over East Jordan.
Kourtey Putman added seven points, eight rebounds and three steals for the Rayders (4-4, 2-2). Paige Poindexter and Miranda Bruks paced East Jordan with 10 points apiece.
Charlevoix travels to Grayling on Friday.
Cadillac held an 18-14 lead at the half, but exploded in the third on the way to beating Petoskey 51-28.
The Vikings outscored the Northmen 21-3 in the third quarter and never looked back.
Abby Fuller had eight points for Cadillac, For Petoskey (1-6, 1-2 Big North) Natalie Weaver had seven points and Katrina Daniel had six points and six boards. Petoskey hosts Alpena on Friday.
Manistee erased a 23-18 halftime deficit by outscoring Ludington 21-7 in the third period as the Chippewas won 47-39.
Emily Kott had 15 points and five assists for Manistee (7-0), Annie Fuller had 12 points, Audrey Tomaszewski had 10 points and Emma Burns seven rebounds.
Madelyn Shank had eight for Ludington.
TC Christian 29
Rebekah Crosby’s 17 points and three blocks helped Traverse City Christian hold off Grand Traverse Academy 29-28.
The Sabres (4-3), who travel to Manistee Catholic on Friday, pulled down 47 rebounds in the game.
Tori Corwin scored 10 points for Grand Traverse Academy.