MANTON — Manton upset No. 7-ranked Pine River 60-51 Tuesday in boys basketball.

The Rangers knocked down 19 of 25 free throws to seal the win.

Hunter Ruell led Manton with 18 points, Tyler Swing added nine points and seven rebounds and Ethan Ancick and Jayden Perry scored eight each. Wyatt Baker had seven points and 11 rebounds and Jonah Nelson scored six.

The Rangers (4-2) host Lake City on Friday.


TC West 52

Petoskey 44

Thiyo Lukusa notched a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds Tuesday in a Big North Conference win over Petoskey.

Alex Scott added 12 points and five assists and Nandy Lukusa scored nine points for the Titans.

Aaron Lee paced Petoskey with 17 points, but was the only player to reach double figures for the Northmen.

Alex Keene scored 19 points to lead the TC West JV to a 68-63 win. Ryan Hayes scored 15 points and Jake Fewins scored 13.

Petoskey’s freshmen defeated TC West 53-42.

Alpena 61

TC Central 41

Alpena stayed undefeated with a 61-41 Big North Conference win over Traverse City Central.

The Wildcats received 23 points from Tyler Pintar, 16 by Brad Styma and 11 from Dylan Hoes.

Mason Houston led Central with 11, and James Brumfield and Magnus Carlson each had six rebounds. The Trojans get starting center Jackson Schrameyer back for Friday’s league game at Ogemaw Heights.

Central won the JV game 49-42 as Nik Norton scored 16 and Jordan Ruckle 14, improving to 4-3. The freshmen won 58-36 as Jordan Vicent scored 15.

TC Christian 60

Forest Area 55

Grant Mauer and Brad Benson each scored four points in overtime as Traverse City Christian escaped with a 60-55 victory over Forest Area.

The Sabres (1-2) outscored the Warriors 9-4 in the extra period.

Kevin Mannes paced Christian with 19 points and eight rebounds, while David Bump added 11 points and 11 boards.

Mauer finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Benson had six points and five assists.

Forest Area was led by Chad Roberts’ 22 points, 19 of which came in the first half. Austin Vance added 17 points.

TC Christian travels Friday to Grand Traverse Academy.

GT Academy 52

Cadillac Heritage     18

Dan Lock scored 13 points for Grand Traverse Academy Tuesday in a 52-18 boys basketball win over Cadillac Heritage.

Christian Turner added 10 points and six steals for the Mustangs.

Jacob Welliver led Cadillac Heritage with six points.

Buckley 69

Suttons Bay 56

Buckley improved to 3-1 with a 69-56 win over Suttons Bay.

The Bears were led by freshmen Denver Cade and Austin Harris. Cade had 27 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, while Harris added 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Bryce Guernsey added nine points and Peter Hanson eight for Buckley (3-1, 2-0 Northwest Conference), which travels Thursday to Benzie Central.

Suttons Bay was led by Adam Arroyo (16 points), Trevor Petroskey (14) and Devin Capron (13).

Kingsley 66

Benzie Central 60

Kingsley knocked down 16 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off Benzie Central for a 66-60 Northwest Conference victory.

Javonte Rayford led the Stags with 17 points, seven rebounds and three steals, while Nathan Schaar added 13 points, four assists and was 7-of-10 from the stripe in the final stanza.

Benzie was led by Zane Brooks (14 points), Austin Purchase (13), Kyle Smith (10) and Aaron Whaley (10). Purchase and Brooks knocked down a combined four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to lead the Huskies rally from 15 down.

Kingsley (2-4, 1-1 NWC) travels Thursday to Leland.

Glen Lake 40

Leland 36

Glen Lake eked out a 40-36 boys basketball win over Leland Tuesday with 17 points from Mac Ewing and 11 from Jared Ritter.

Cam Stowe led Leland with 13 points, and teammate Jamie McFarlan added 11.

Frankfort 73

Mesick 19

Frankfort (4-0, 2-0 Northwest Conference) decimated Mesick 73-19.

David Loney scored 18 points and move into third place all-time on the Frankfort career scoring list with 1,325 points. Loney trails first-place Jay Davidson (1997-2000), who finished his Panthers career with 1,420 points.

Matt Loney added 13 points for Frankfort and Sam Stockdale scored nine.

Frankfort shot 33 of 52 from the floor and outrebounded Mesick 33-10.

Mario Cabanting led Mesick with seven points.

Frankfort will play at Suttons Bay on Thursday.

Bellaire 60

Mancelona 52

Bellaire (2-2, 2-1 Ski Valley) had three players scored in double digits, leading the Eagles to a 60-52 boys hoops win over Mancelona Tuesday.

Bellaire led by just four points entering the fourth quarter but managed to hang on for the win.

Hayden Niepoth scored 18 points, corralled six rebounds and tallied four assists, while Eagle teammate Gabe Meriwether scored 16 points and had six boards. Charlie Rainey added 10 points and six rebounds.

Mancelona’s Brandon Dingman scored 29 points.

Bellaire will travel to Forest Area Thursday.

Pellston 43

Onaway 87

Onaway moved to 4-0 on the season with the help of 26 points from Derick Wregglesworth’s 22 points and 13 rebounds in an 87-43 win over Pellston. Teammate Joe Sigsby led all scorers with 26 points. Cody Morell added 10 points, and Pat Dunn had 15 rebounds.

Onaway will play at Central Lake on Thursday.

Central Lake 31

Gaylord St. Mary 22

Central Lake earned a 31-22 Ski Valley Conference victory over Gaylord St. Mary.

Chris Corbett led the Trojans with 17 points and Simon Spaulding added eight rebounds and nine blocks.

Jack Lochinski was the Snowbirds’ top scorer with seven.

Bear Lake 71

Mason Co. Eastern 30

Jordan Anderson stuffed the stat sheet Tuesday to help Bear Lake (3-2) to a 71-30 boys basketball win over Mason County Eastern.

Anderson scored 19 points, had 11 steals, grabbed six rebounds and dished eight assists.

Paul Hayes added 19 points for the Lakers.

Sophomores Trent Johnson and Joeb Reed each scored eight points for Bear Lake.

Boyne Falls 74

Ellsworth 21

Boyne Falls handed Ellsworth its first loss, 74-21.

Marcus Matelski scored 42 points to lead the Loggers (4-0).

The Lancers (2-1) travel Thursday to Harbor Light.

McBain 73

Beal City 62

McBain remained unbeaten and earned a big early-season Highland Conference showdown with visiting Beal City (3-2, 0-1), pulling away in the second half to post a 73-62 victory.

Rangy sophomore forward Craig Sterk scored 13 of his game-high 28 points during a seven-minute second-half run in which the Ramblers increased their lead from 35-27 to 55-38 with 6:24 remaining in the fourth quarter.

McBain junior guard Cole Powell produced 19 points, including 11-of-15 from the stripe, while junior forward Hunter Kitson tallied eight and senior Tyler Sterk hit for six. As a team, McBain hit 21 of 30 free throws in the physical contest.

Tucker Gross (15), Cody Hauck (14) and Zach Natzel (10) paced the Aggies.

The Ramblers (4-0, 1-0 HC) have another important early league clash Friday at Pine River.

Houghton Lake 63

Grayling 53

Houghton Lake handed Grayling its first loss of the season with a 63-53 non-conference decision.

Joe Stiles led the Bobcats (3-2) with 21, while Scout Tobin had 21 for the Vikings (4-1).

— Compiled by James Cook and Brett A. Sommers

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