LAKE LEELANAU — When it came down to crunch time, Lake Leelanau St. Mary's came through in a big way.

The Eagles (7-4) outscored Leland 14-8 in the final quarter to overtake the Comets on Thursday in a 48-44 girls basketball victory.

Lindsey Boone led the Eagles with 14 points. Abby Thon added 12 points and 11 rebounds, Hannah Weber scored 10 points and Marta Herman pulled down six rebounds.

Libby Munoz had 24 points and five rebounds to lead Leland and Maddie Trumbull had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Comets (7-4) turned a 10-7 deficit into a 24-22 halftime lead and were still in front, 36-34, entering the final period.

Kingsley 44

Buckley 25

Kingsley held a 24-1 lead at the half and went on to defeat Buckley 44-25.

Lilly Travis had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Stags, who also had nine points from Sydni Reynolds and seven steals by Ally Kittner.

Buckley was led by Hannah Baldinger's 12 points.

Kingsley (5-7, 4-3 Northwest Conference) hosts Benzie Central on Tuesday. Buckley hosts Suttons Bay, also on Tuesday.

Suttons Bay 53

Northport 26

Suttons Bay defeated Northport 53-26 in nonconference girls basketball action Thursday.

Lexis Good scored 11 points to lead Suttons Bay (10-3, 5-2 NWC), and teammate Samara Slocombe posted 10 points.

Autumn Huck scored a game-high 19 points for Northport.

Suttons Bay plays at Buckley Tuesday.

Onaway 52

Pellston 36

Lexi Szymoniak took game-high scoring honors with 21 points to lead Onaway (9-4, 5-4 Ski Valley Conference) to a 52-36 SVC girls basketball win over Pellston Thursday.

Jade Galler added 13 points for the Cardinals.

Onaway hosts Central Lake Tuesday.

Manistee 51

Glen Lake 28

Manistee outpaced Glen Lake Thursday in the Chippewas' 51-28 win.

Emma Burns led Manistee with 13 points, and teammate Audrey Tomaszewski scored nine.

Savannah Peplinski scored nine points, grabbed four rebounds and had two steals to lead Glen Lake (9-3, 7-1 NWC). Alex Lacross scored six points for the Lakers, and McKenna Turrill hauled in 11 rebounds to go with four points.

Glen Lake hosts Leland Tuesday in its "Coaches Versus Cancer" game.

Bellaire 52

Mancelona 23

Bellaire remained in the thick of the Ski Valley Conference race with a 52-23 win over Mancelona.

Leighten Koepke had 21 points, three rebounds and three steals for the Eagles (12-1, 9-1 SVC), who host Forest Area on Tuesday. Brandy O'Neal had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals, while Tiarre Clovis had eight points and seven rebounds.

Eileene Manisni led Mancelona with 12 points.

Mesick 49

Forest Area 17

Morgan Riojas recorded a double-double of 16 points and 18 rebounds in Mesick's 49-17 win over Forest Area.

Abby Trowbridge had nine points and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (2-10), who travel to Frankfort on Tuesday.

Onna Hulwick led Forest Area with seven points.

TC St. Francis JV 64

Boyne City JV 29

Colleen LaBonte had 16 points and Jessie Smith 12 as St. Francis defeated Boyne City 64-29.

Katie Hoth had 10 points for Boyne City. 

The win improved St. Francis to 7-3. It faces TC Central on Monday for the Hoops for Hope game.


Manton 63

Marion 18

Manton secured its fifth Highland Conference win of the season Thursday with a 63-18 thrashing of Marion.

Wyatt Baker notched a double-double to lead the Rangers (8-3, 5-1 Highland), Jonah Nelson added 10 points and seven steals, Tyler Swing also scored 10 points, and Hunter Ruell chipped in seven.

Manton hosts McBain NMC Tuesday.

TC St. Francis JV 45

Boyne City JV 32

Traverse City St. Francis improved to 9-1 after downing Boyne City 45-32.

Teddy Prichard and Joey Muzljakovich each had 12 points to lead the Gladiators, who are at Frankfort on Monday.


Forest Area wins two in tri-match

Forest Area posted wins over Lake City and Kingsley to sweep a tri-match on Wednesday.

The Warriors beat Lake City 37-36, with a seventh criteria tiebreaker for most first points scored used to determine the winner. They also knocked off Kingsley 30-24. Kingsley defeated Lake City 48-25 in the other matchup.

Double winners for Forest Area were Landon Elliott (119), Caleb Sinkler (140), Chris Schelske (171), Mike White (215) and Reese Velfing (285). The Warriors' Danny Gordon went 1-1 at 189 pounds.

 — Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski and Brett A. Sommers.


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