TC BULLDOGS AT TC CHRISTIAN

Traverse City Bulldogs guard Ellisha Crosby (42) is hugged by teammates Ashley Larson (15) and sister Rachel Crosby (23) after being given a ball commemorating her 2,000th point late in the first half of Monday's game at Traverse City Christian.

TRAVERSE CITY -- Ellisha Crosby had a banner night Monday as the Traverse City Bulldogs beat host TC Christian 54-43.

Crosby entered the night needing 15 to reach 2,000 for her high school career. She got it just before the half and finished the night with 39 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and three blocks.

"It's amazing," Bulldogs coach Kris Crosby said. "If you look at the state for Michigan, there's not a lot of kids that have done that. It's a great accomplishment."

The Bulldogs (6-1) took a 26-16 lead into the half and played sluggish throughout the night. Excluding Crosby, the team was 5-for-26 shooting.

"We played tired," Crosby said. "We were fatigued from the (four games in four days) last week and we showed it. Our passes weren't crisp and we missed a lot of shots."

TC Bulldogs also had seven points and five assists from Sarah Morrison.

TC Christian (2-1) had 21 points and four steals from Mary Raetz, eight points and six rebounds from Alisha Bultsma and five points and 13 boards from Emily Ritsema.

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Northport 32

Leelanau 22

Nina Muller's 10 points led Northport to its third victory of the season, topping the Leelanau Warriors 32-22.

Ashley Agosa added eight points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (3-1), who travel to play Grand Traverse Academy on Thursday.

Melissa Plamondon scored nine to lead the Warriors.

Frankfort JV 38

TC Central freshmen 21

Jess Schaub scored 14 points to lead Frankfort's junior varsity to a 38-21 win over Traverse City Central's freshmen.

Claire Young led the Trojans (1-2) with five points.

Boys Hoops

TC Central 86

Charlevoix 58

The losing streak is over.

After dropping the final 10 games of the 2008-09 season, Traverse City Central kicked off the new year with an 86-58 non-conference win over Charlevoix.

The Trojans (1-0) jumped out to a 24-10 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 53-29 at the break.

"We try to help our defense create our offense a little bit," TC Central coach Jeff Turner said. "The kids really bough in to what we're doing. Tonight, it paid off."

Sophomore Ryan Verschuren led the Trojans with 16 points while Ben Fischer had 14, Mike Heim had 12 and Dylan Roe and Mac Sovereign each scored nine.

Charlevoix (0-1) had 16 points from Bill Ivan and 13 from Andrew Plude. The Rayders were 20-for-36 from the free-throw line.

Central won the freshman game 47-39 behind 11 points from Weston DeTar and 10 by Kenneth Merica.

Grayling 75

Roscommon 67

A pair of sophomores guided Grayling to a 75-67 non-conference win over Roscommon.

Steven Enos had 25 points for the Vikings (1-0) while Zane Tobin added 24.

Grayling also had 17 points, seven assists and four steals from Colin Hamlin while Jensen Aubry had nine rebounds.

Roscommon had 38 points from Grant Carey.

The Vikings will play at Mesick on Friday for the Lake Michigan/Northwest Conference Challenge.

Manton 57

Bear Lake 48

Jasper Woodcock led Manton to an opening 57-48 win over Bear Lake.

Woodcock had 17 points and seven assists for the Rangers (1-0). Tyler O'Dell added 14 points while Seth Hahn scored 10.

Bear Lake was led by 20 points from Cody Reed.

The Rangers will be in action next Tuesday at home against Mesick.

GT Academy 43

Grace Baptist 38

Kenny Marrow scored six points in the fourth quarter as Grand Traverse Academy outscored Gaylord Grace Baptist 18-9 to come back for a 43-38 victory.

Marrow ended the game with 13 points and 22 rebounds, while A.J. Morgan had 17 points.

Jacob Berotti led Grace Baptist with 24 points.

GT Academy hosts the Mio homeschool today.

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