At the end of the first quarter, the score was tied at 17-17.
The Vikings had a seven point lead, 38-31, at the halftime break.
“We played a tough first half,” East Jordan coach Darrin Weber said. “During the second half, especially the fourth quarter we had some foul trouble and simply ran out of gas.”
The Red Devils cut the Viking lead to five, 53-48, to end the third.
Grayling’s defense held East Jordan to one-point in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
Also for Grayling, 8-2, 5-1, Justin Juntilla scored 12 and Jake Swander added 10.
East Jordan travels to Boyne Falls today, Monday, for a non-league contest.
Inland Lakes 46, Central Lake 39
INDIAN RIVER — Dakotah Davedowkski and Todd Athey each scored 14 points as they led the Inland Lakes boys’ basketball team to their second win of the season, as they powered past Central Lake in their Ski Valley Conference meeting Friday.
Davedowski would also bring in four steals defensively, while Athey added eight rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Inland Lakes has now won two out of their last three games, while improving to 2-8 overall on the year, with a 2-5 mark in league play.
“We’re starting to hit our stride,” Inland Lakes coach Joe Mahoney said. “My offense is new to some of them and they’re starting to understand it.”
Central Lake got off to an early lead, ending the first with a 14-11 lead and halftime, 25-20.
The Bulldogs still trailed by the end of three, 36-26, but gradually made their comeback.
Thanks to a 20-3 run to begin the fourth, brought on most in part by Mahoney’s press defense, the Bulldogs stormed back to steal the game from Trojans.
Freshman Andrew Dufek had an all-around game for the Bulldgos, bringing in six points, five rebounds and three steals.
William Brockman scored 19 points for Central Lake, which fell to 2-7, 1-6.
Johannesburg-Lewiston 57, Pellston 36
JOHANNESBURG — Jake Freidenstab scored a game-high 22 points and collected nine rebounds, while Tanner Keller grabbed eight rebounds for Pellston during a Ski Valley Conference loss to Johannesburg-Lewiston Friday.
Boys' basketball: Boyne City tops Kalkaska, picks up second league win
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