Mancelona senior Justin Ackler (10) drives the lane for the Ironmen in a 70-52 victory over Pellston.

MANCELONA — Mancelona stayed undefeated in the Ski Valley Conference with a 70-52 boys basketball win over Pellston, setting up a showdown with Onaway next week for league supremacy.

The Ironmen (5-3, 5-0 Ski Valley) and Cardinals are the only undefeated teams remaining in SVC play.

"They're athletic and have some good, young talent," Mancelona head coach Brian Sheridan said. "And they have a very good senior in Jager Mix."

Justin Ackler led Mancelona in Thursday's game with 21 points. Oumar Sy added 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Trace Miller pitched in 16 points and 12 boards.

"We had a good effort defensively and rebounded really well tonight on both ends of the floor," Sheridan said.

The Ironmen travel Wednesday to Onaway (5-0, 5-0 SVC) with sole possession of first place on the line.


TC St. Francis 73

East Jordan 44

TC St. Francis (6-1, 4-0 Lake Michigan): Wyatt Nausadis 19 points, 5 steals; Drew Breimayer 11 points, 6 rebounds; Charlie Peterson 8 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, 2 blocks; Cole Somero 8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals.

East Jordan (3-3, 0-3 Lake Michigan): Mason Malpass 15 points; 5 rebounds; JJ Weber 8 points, 4 rebounds.

UP NEXT: The Gladiators visit Elk Rapids for a matchup of the only two remaining undefeated LMC teams Tuesday; the Red Devils travel Tuesday to Kalkaska.

Elk Rapids 58

Kalkaska 53

Elk Rapids (4-1, 4-0 Lake Michigan): Mason Travis 19 points; Spencer Ball 11 points; Max Irelan 8 points.

Kalkaska (3-3, 1-2 Lake Michigan): Blaine Barkovich 17 points; Thorston Booy 6 points.

UP NEXT: The Elks travel Friday to Lake Leelanau St. Mary; the Blazers host East Jordan, Tuesday.

Boyne City 62

Grayling 48

Boyne City (5-1, 2-1 Lake Michigan): Alex Calcaterra 17 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists; Jack Neer 16 points, 7 rebounds; Jacob Johnson 13 points, 6 rebounds; Gavin Hewitt 5 points; Aaron Bess 5 points.

Grayling (4-3, 1-2 Lake Michigan): Dylan Cragg 15 points; Caleb Caul 11 points; Ethan Kucharek 8 points; Fletcher Quinlan 7 points.

UP NEXT: The Ramblers host Harbor Springs, Tuesday; the Vikings host Charlevoix, Tuesday.

Joburg-Lewiston 83

Central Lake 57

Johannesburg-Lewiston (4-3, 3-2 Ski Valley): Preston Marlatt 25 points; Ethan Voss 15 points.

Central Lake (2-5, 1-4 Ski Valley): Garrison Bennett 21 points, 6 steals; Drayten Evans 15 points.

UP NEXT: The Trojans host Inland Lakes, Tuesday.

Mesick 83

Walkerville 29

Mesick (4-0, 4-0 West Michigan D): Connor Simmer 22 points, 8 rebounds; Logan Wienclaw 12 points, 10 rebounds; Jacob McCree 10 points, 6 rebounds; Tyler Sexton 9 points.

UP NEXT: The Bulldogs travel Saturday to Brethren for a 2:30 p.m. matchup.

Bear Lake 34 (3OT)

Manistee CC 29

Bear Lake outlasted Manistee Catholic Central 34-29 in triple overtime, with eighth-grader Grady Harless hitting a 3-pointer to give the Lakers the lead in the third OT and Nate Sanderson clinching the win with a pair of free throws.

Bear Lake (2-3, 2-2 West Michigan D): Jake Griffis 13 points, 14 rebounds, 6 blocks; Cole Merrill 5 points, 6 rebounds,2 assists; Keegin Johnson 4 points, 13 rebounds; Sanderson 4 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocks.

Manistee CC (2-4, 1-4 West Michigan D): No stats reported.

UP NEXT: The Lakers host Buckley, Tuesday; the Sabers travel Thursday to Pentwater.

Manton 60

Lake City 46

Manton (4-5, 2-3 Highland): Johnathen Traxler 20 points; Luke Puffer 15 points; Lincoln Hicks 11 points. 

Lake City (4-4, 3-3 Highland): Gavin Bisballe 17 points; Darin Kunkel 14 points.

UP NEXT: The rangers travel Wednesday to Houghton Lake; the Trojans visit McBain, Wednesday.

McBain NMC 63

Pine River 27

McBain NMC (6-0, 6-0 Highland): Landon Ochampaugh 13 points, 4 rebounds off the bench; Trevin Winkle 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals; Blake Dezeeuw 12 points; Nathan Eisenga 9 points; Carter Quist 9 points.

UP NEXT: The Comets host Harrison, Wednesday.

Houghton Lake 39

McBain 25

McBain (0-4, 0-4 Highland): No stats reported. 

UP NEXT: The Ramblers host Lake City, Wednesday.

TC St. Francis JV 40

East Jordan JV 10

TC St. Francis (2-4, 2-1 Lake Michigan): Ben Stallman 7 points; Harrison Shepherd 5 points. 

TC St. Francis frosh 35

East Jordan frosh 31

TC St. Francis (2-2, 2-0 Lake Michigan): Isaiah Millward 14 points.

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