TRAVERSE CITY — Ethan Pilarski scored with three seconds left Tuesday to give Traverse City Central a 31-30 win over Petoskey, knocking the Northmen out of the Big North Conference lead.
“We needed one and to beat who we did makes it even sweeter,” Central coach Jeff Turner said.
Central (3-9, 3-3) trailed by five, 30-25, with about a minute to play. The Trojans rallied on a Nate Schlusler steal and layup, two Pilarski free throws and then Pilarski’s late basket.
Schlusler led the Trojans with 10 points. Pilarski added nine points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Colin Lesoski had a team-high seven rebounds.
Erik Davenport and Quinn Ameel had 10 points apiece for Petoskey.
Central won the JV game 49-46 as Danny Brott and Lucas Rowe scored 13 points apiece.
Petoskey won the freshman game 45-24.
Central travels to Petoskey on Friday.
Boyne City 51
Corey Redman’s free throw with four seconds left gave Boyne City a 51-50 nonleague win over Cheboygan.
It was the second time in two nights the Ramblers have won on Redman free throws in the closing seconds.
Redman finished with 20 points and Maceo Vroman 13 for the Ramblers (6-5), who travel to Charlevoix on Friday.
Burt Lake NMCA 64
Aaron Chatfield had 23 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists and eight steals as Burt Lake NMCA beat Maplewood Baptist 64-52.
Jake Lovitt added 23 points and Robert Taylor 15 points and nine rebounds for Burt Lake (4-4).
TC St. Francis 60
TC Central 33
Liza Erickson scored 17 points and Kaitlin Feeney 14 as St. Francis improved to 11-1 with a 60-33 nonleague win over Traverse City Central.
Jesse Hiemstra’s 10 points paced Central (2-9).
The Trojans won the JV game 57-25. Carolyn Wynkoop and Kelsey Acton paced Central (8-3) with 10 points. Lauren McDonnell had six for the Gladiators, who travel to Kalkaska on Friday.
Petoskey stretched its win streak to nine with a 63-32 non-league win over Charlevoix.
Kelsey Ance netted 16 points and Megan Tompkins 11 for Petoskey (12-2), which is at Traverse City Central on Friday.
Sydney Carlson led Charlevoix with 13.
Kingsley ran its Northwest Conference record to 8-0 with a 58-35 win over Mesick.
Autumn Goggin powered Kingsley (12-2 overall) with 21 points. Amanda Youker added 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Gabby Kline netted 12 points for Mesick.
Kingsley is at Suttons Bay on Thursday.
Glen Lake 65
Suttons Bay 23
Glen Lake moved closer to a showdown date with Kingsley by beating Suttons Bay 65-23 in a Northwest Conference contest.
The Lakers (11-3, 6-1) travel to league-leading Kingsley next Tuesday.
Scotlyn Brengman paced Glen Lake in its win over the Norse with a doubledouble. She finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and three assists. Katie Stowe added 14 points and Jordan Peplinski nine points and five rebounds. Delaney Kaufman netted six points for Suttons Bay.
Glen Lake travels to Buckley on Thursday.
Youth was served Tuesday night.
Two freshmen, McKenna Kelly and Anna Hunt, combined for 28 points in Frankfort’s 54-37 Northwest Conference win over Buckley. Kelly had 17 points, five rebounds, five steals and five assists. Hunt added 11 points. Kristin Smeltzer contributed nine for the Panthers (6-6, 5-2), who outscored Buckley 18-7 in the third quarter to pull away after leading 27-16 at half.
Bailee Kuhn’s 11 points topped Buckley.
Frankfort hosts Benzie Central on Thursday.
Benzie Central 38
Jordan Nye tossed in 15 points as Benzie Central defeated Leland 38-30 in Northwest Conference play.
Mary Warsecke added 10 points for the Huskies.
Libby Munoz paced Leland with 10 points.
Abby Schlicher scored 13 points and Brittany Cherwinski 10 as JohannesburgLewiston beat Bellaire 46-31 in a Ski Valley Conference game.
Schlicher also had six rebounds, four blocks, three assists and three steals. Cherwinski grabbed five rebounds for the Cardinals (14-1, 11-1).
Katie Thornton led the Eagles (8-4 in the league) with 14 points, four assists and three rebounds. Miranda Washburn added 10 points.
Bellaire hosts Forest Area on Thursday.
Onaway jumped out to a 19-4 first quarter lead en route to a 63-12 Ski Valley Conference win over Mancelona.
Kallie Shimel paced the Cardinals (10-4, 8-4) with 17 points. Mariah Ehrke added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Onaway is at Inland Lakes on Thursday.
Inland Lakes 71
Forest Area 45
Inland Lakes hit nine 3-pointers in pulling away to a 71-45 Ski Valley win over Forest Area.
Sandra Bischoff led the Bulldogs with 22 points.
Emily Gonyer’s 12 points and four steals paced Forest Area. Lindsey Czuk chipped 10 points and eight rebounds. Kortni Birgy pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.
Central Lake 53
Central Lake, down 21-20 at half, outscored Pellston 33-13 in the second half for a 53-34 Ski Valley win.
Lauren Rogers paced the Trojans (7-5, 5-4) with 15 points. Jaynee Mortensen, who missed several games with a concussion, added 13 points. She had 10 in the fourth quarter.
Central Lake hosts Mancelona on Thursday.
Manistee CC 41
MC Eastern 39
Down nine in the third quarter, Manistee Catholic rallied for a 41-39 West Michigan D win over Mason County Eastern.
Haley Doyle’s 13 points, 12 rebounds and six assists powered the Sabers (12-1, 9-0). Alysha Heck added 11 points and nine rebounds. Elena Luce scored 26 points for Mason County Eastern, eclipsing 1,000 career points in the process.
Catholic hosts Brethren on Thursday.
Kingsley edges SF, falls to Grayling
Kingsley split a pair of duals, beating St. Francis 36-33 and losing to Grayling 37-16.
Dave Bruner at 103 and Brian Lark at 189 posted two wins apiece for Kingsley.
Mancelona’s Meadows earns 100th win
Michael Meadows went 2-0 on the night, registering his 100th career win in the process, as Mancelona split a pair of matches, losing to Gaylord 42-30 and beating Boyne City 41-25.
Michael Burroughs at 160 and Keegan Richardson at 285 also went 2-0 for the Ironmen.
Finishing 1-1 were Cody Fuller at 103, Noah Burroughs at 112, Caleb Nygren at 119, Noah McDaniel at 125, Tevin Nygren at 152 and Tristan Waters at 215.