TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators took a nonconference game 49-44 against Kingsley Wednesday in a tightly contested girls basketball matchup at Kingsley High School.

“Both teams played well,” St. Francis head coach Scott Chouinard said. “Our Glen Lake game was a little ragged, but this game was really well played. Juliana (Phillips) ... carried us again with her play inside. We got some good inside-out. We had five threes. Sarah (Chouinard) had three and Lauren Bramer had a couple.”

The Gladiators fell behind 33-32 at the end of the third but outscored the Stags 19-12 over the final eight minutes. Chouinard said his team hit some clutch free throws down the stretch to put the game out of reach.

“We really held our composure, and I’m proud of that,” he said.

Juliana Phillips led with a game-high 21 points, and teammate Sarah Chouinard chipped in with 12 points. Kingsley’s Brittany Bowman scored 14 points for the Stags.

“We worked on handling the pressure a little better and making better decisions on our passes, and the kids really executed that well,” Chouinard said. “We just wanted to make sure we moved the ball and got good shots.”

St. Francis (2-0) hosts East Jordan Monday, while Kingsley hosts Glen Lake Friday.

GIRLS HOOPS

Bellaire 39

Central Lake 25

Bellaire: Sophie Rosiek 14 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal; Lexi Niepoth 6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists; Kennan Dawson 5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals.

Central Lake: Cybil Ritchie 11 points; Finch Vanniman 4 points; Hayley Pierson 4 points.

UP NEXT: Bellaire (3-0) plays at Charlevoix Friday. Central Lake (0-2) plays Onaway Friday.

St. Mary’s Lake Leelanau 37

Suttons Bay 24

St. Mary’s: Hanna Grant 15 points; Lexi Schaub 7 points.

Suttons Bay: Morgan Jeffrey 11 points; Sydney Deadman 8 points.

UP NEXT: St. Mary’s (2-0) hosts the Traverse City Bulldogs Monday.

Northport 43

TC Central frosh 22

Northport (2-1): Joan Ogemaw 15 points; Manmeet Dhami 10 points; Jasmin Denny 7 points.

TC Central (0-3): Ella Stephan 9 points.

Gaylord SM 65

Mancelona 28

Gaylord St. Mary (1-1, 1-0 Ski Valley): Alex Hunter 19 points, 9 steals; Averi Bebble 13 points; Emily Myler 12 points.

Mancelona: Eileene Naniseni 16 points.

BOYS HOOPS

West Ottawa 67

Traverse City Central 23

Central: Noah Norton 8 points.

Traverse City Central (JV) 54

West Ottawa 49

Central: Henry Goldkuhle 18 points; Jared Nescy 14 points; Ryan Frost 13 points.

West Ottawa 60

Traverse City Central (frosh) 20

Central: Andrew McCall 9 points.

UP NEXT: Central (0-1) plays Manton Saturday.

Elk Rapids 91

Suttons Bay 78

Elk Rapids (1-0): Devin Sempert 21 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists; Jack Hawkins 17 points, 6 rebounds; Victor Nordgen 14 points, 9 rebounds; Grayson Krakow 11 points, 5 steals; John Boyles 9 points, 7 assists; Carlos Ming 9 points.

Suttons Bay: Thomas Hursey 27 points; Evan Busby 12 points; Garrett Keith 10 points; Brett Rice 14 points.

UP NEXT: Kalkaska at Elk Rapids, Tuesday.

TC West frosh 73

Benzie Central frosh 58

TC West (1-0): Andy Soma led all scorers with 25 points.

WRESTLING

Tri meet at TC Central

Kalkaska 51, Manistee 27: Wins for Kalkaska — Ethan Hicks (103) dec. 6-3; David Morgan (112) forfeit; Devon Beck (119) by pin (3:31); Seth Neckel (130) by pin (:56); Hunter Hayden (135) dec. 13-7; Dustin McCool (140) forfeit; Eddie Davidson (215) forfeit; Joe Smith (285) forfeit.

TC Central 51, Kalkaska 30: No details reported.

TC Central 46, Manistee 32: No details reported.

HOCKEY

Cadillac 2

TC Central 0

Cadillac: Mike Gussert goal; Cam Litaert assist; Ben Farley goal, assist; Nick Meier 36 saves.

TC Central: Jacob Tolfree 17 saves.

TC West 5

Petoskey 1

TC West: Lance Petroskey 2 goals, 1 assist; Christian Julian 1 goal, 2 assists; Gavin Garmhausen 1 goal, 1 assist; Zach VanAntwerp goal; Zach Reece assist; Andrew Rickenberg assist; Sam Tirrell assist; Zak Johnson assist; Elliott Sitkins 9 saves.

Petoskey: Kyle Hebner goal; Brendan Baker assist; Taylor Troxel 34 saves.

UP NEXT: The Titans (3-2, 2-0 Big North Conference) host Alpena at 1 p.m. Saturday at Howe Arena.

WRESTLING

Mancelona def. Onaway 33-19, lost to Charlevoix 42-27.

Mancelona: Breanna Benham (103 pounds) 2-0; Colten Fredrickson (112 pounds) 2-0; Angel Schauer (119 pounds) 2-0; Aris Morgan (140 pounds) 1-1; Collin Richey (152 pounds) 2-0 with two pins; Benny Schram (189) 1-1.

Compiled by James Cook, Brett A. Sommers and Brendan Quealy

Winter matchups between Traverse City Central and Traverse City West:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jan. 6, TCC @ TCW, 7

Feb. 3, TCW @ TCC, 7

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Dec. 14, TCC @ TCW, 7 p.m.

Feb. 10, TCW @ TCC, 7 p.m.

HOCKEY

Dec. 15, TCC @ TCW, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25, TCW @ TCC, 7 p.m.

WRESTLING

Jan. 18, TCC @ TCW, 6

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