CHARLEVOIX — Charlevoix outscored Elk Rapids 9-3 down the stretch Friday to post a 51-45 Lake Michigan Conference victory over the Elks.
The Rayders went up 31-28 at halftime on the strength of a 13-4 second-quarter spurt.
Charlie Hamilton led Charlevoix with 20 points, while Zach Hankins added 11 rebounds and seven points.
Adam Trautman led the Elks with 15 points and seven rebounds while fellow sophomore Cole Walker had 14 points, five rebounds and three blocks.
The Rayders (4-0, 2-0 LMC) host East Jordan on Tuesday, while the Elks (3-3, 0-2) travel Tuesday to Boyne City.
Grayling 62 Kalkaska 40
Jake Swander led Grayling to a 62-40 Lake Michigan Conference win over Kalkaska.
Leading 46-37 going into the final quarter, the Vikings outscored the Blazers 16-3 the rest of the way.
Swander posted 14 points, seven steals and six rebounds, while Scott Parkinson added 14 points. Wes Dean scored 12 points and Justice Junttila had eight.
Caleb Gelinas led Kalkaska with 14 points and Marlin Reese added 10.
Grayling (5-0, 3-0 LMC) hosts Traverse City St. Francis on Tuesday in a battle of unbeatens.
Grand Haven 55 TC Central 34
Grand Haven's defense was the story as the Bucs upended Traverse City Central 55-34 in a non-conference contest.
"They totally took us out of the game," Trojans coach Jeff Turner said.
Sean Steffel netted 20 points to lead Grand Haven. Ethan Pilarski's 11 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists paced Central (1-6), which travels to Ogemaw Heights on Tuesday.
The Bucs won the JV game 50-43. Jackson Schrameyer's 12 points led the Trojans.
Grand Haven won the freshman game 48-24.
Beal City 65 McBain NMC 47
Northern Michigan Christian stayed with visiting Highland foe Beal City for a half but the Aggies pulled away with an 18-4 run during a five-minute stretch of the third quarter and eventually posted a 65-47 victory over the Comets.
Senior wing Trevor Gernaat scored 26, including four treys, to pace the Comets. He hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the first half and trim Beal's lead to 32-29 and then nailed a jumper in the opening seconds of the third quarter to make it 32-31 before the Aggies went on their game-turning run.
Senior guard Matt Pluger added 14 for NMC (3-2, 1-1).
Cory Mead paced the Aggies (2-2, 1-0) with 22 points while Ty Rollin hit for 17 and Ryan Tillman for 16.
TC West 44 Alpena 29
TC West picked up a 44-29 Big North Conference win over visiting Alpena.
The Titans (2-5, 2-0 BNC) were led by Abbey Fashbaugh with 16 points. She was 8-for-9 from the floor. Katie Placek had 11 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds while Paris Wagner had 11 rebounds.
It was 20-13 TC West at the half.
Alpena won the JV game 32-29. Kari Cannon had 10 points for the Titans while Mikenna Ray had eight points.
TC West is at Petoskey on Tuesday.
Alpena won the freshman game 38-13. Jackie Kartsimas led the Titans with seven points.
Kalkaska 62 Grayling 42
Tabitha Kibby scored a career-high 27 points in Kalkaska's 62-42 Lake Michigan Conference victory over Grayling.
The four-year varsity player also had five steals for the Blazers (4-2, 1-1 LMC).
Kelli Guy added 17 points, seven rebounds and four steals, while Taylor Kibby had seven points and Alexis Hayden and Alayna Stewart each grabbed eight rebounds.
Caitlin Prosser led Grayling (4-2, 1-2 LMC) with 10 points and Hailey Whittaker added nine. Sam Denno grabbed 10 rebounds.
Forest Area 45 Mancelona 36
Emily Gonyer's 21 points and four steals paced Forest Area to its first win, a 45-36 Ski Valley Conference victory over Mancelona.
Emily Nix chipped in nine points and Lindsey Czuk 12 rebounds for the Warriors (1-4, 1-2).
Forest Area outscored Mancelona 14-2 in the third quarter to extend its lead to 17.
McKenzie Willson netted 11 points for Mancelona.
Manistee CC 47 Bear Lake 38
Manistee Catholic stretched its winning streak to seven with a 47-38 win over Bear Lake.
The game was tied 27-27 at half. The Sabers took charge in the third quarter, outscoring the Lakers 12-2.
Hannah Janicki led Catholic (7-1) with 16 points. Haley Doyle, after battling early foul trouble, finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals. Ashlyn Jansma chipped in eight points.
Emileigh Ferguson topped Bear Lake (4-3) with 15 points, all in the first half. McKaya Groenwald added 11.
Manistee Catholic hosts Big Rapids Crossroads Academy on Wednesday.
Frankfort 69 Mesick 25
McKenna Kelly's 23 points and five steals powered Frankfort to a 69-25 Northwest Conference win over Mesick.
Shayla Soto added 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Panthers (4-3, 3-1), who host Suttons Bay next Friday.
Clara Jurik's eight points topped Mesick.
Manton 51 Buckley 42
Manton won its third game in a row with a 51-42 non-league triumph over Buckley.
Tera Shepler had 12 points and six rebounds for the Rangers (3-5). Kirsten Reid added eight points, five rebounds and four steals.
Bailee Kuhn hit four 3-pointers for 12 points for Buckley. She also had eight rebounds. Marlee Harris contributed 11 points and three assists.
Charlevoix 40 Elk Rapids 35
Charlevoix evened its record at 3-3 with a 40-35 Lake Michigan Conference win over Elk Rapids.
Madeline Boss led the way, finishing with 11 points, five rebounds, four blocks and four steals. Sydney Carlson had 10 points and Karly Pearsall six rebounds and three blocks for the Rayders (2-1 in the league).
Rachel Hintz netted 12 points for the Elks.
Onaway 64 Pellston 35
Onaway erupted out of the gate to pile up a 23-8 lead after one quarter in a 64-35 home Ski Valley Conference victory over Pellston.
Mariah Ehrke scored 21 points to lead the Cardinals, and Kallie Shimel added 13.
Emma Dunham paced Pellston with 14 points.
Onaway (6-2, 4-2 SVC) travels Wednesday to Forest Area for a 5 p.m. matchup.
-- Compiled by Dennis Chase, James Cook, Mike Eckert and Mike Dunn