BOYNE CITY — Cory Redman scored a game-high 27 points, had seven rebounds and four assists for Boyne City during a Lake Michigan Conference win over Kalkaska, 73-61, Friday.
“It was a great win for us,” Boyne City coach Nick Redman said. “We have had to struggle through some injuries, but the boys have stepped up.”
Also for Boyne City, 4-5 overall, 2-4 league, Maceo Vroman scored 17 points, had three assists and six rebounds and Brad Fouchia added 10 points, six assists and four rebounds.
The Ramblers were down, 21-15, at the quarter break, but were able to capture the lead at halftime, 38-33.
“We had some great inside play from Nick Vellis and Michael Dohm,” Redman added.
Veelis added eight points, three assists and seven rebouinds, while Dohm added six points.
Kalkaska trimmed the Boyne lead to six, 56-50, in the third quarter, but the Ramblers would outscore the Blazers, 17-11, in the fourth for the win.
For Kalkaska,, 1-9, 0-6, Caleb Gelinas scored 23 points.
Elk Rapids 61, Harbor Springs 58
HABOR SPRINGS — Spencer Kloss had a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for Harbor Springs during a Lake Michigan Conference loss to Elk Rapids on Friday.
Elk Rapids had a slim lead at the end of the first quarter, 13-11, but by the half the Elks stretched the lead to 35-27.
The Elks moved further ahead from the Rams at the end of the third quarter, 47-35.
The Rams outscored the Elks, 23-14 in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough.
Also for Harbor Springs, Peter Lauer scored 16 points and Neal Zoerhof added eight rebounds.
For Elk Rapids, 7-4, 4-2, Andrew McMullen scored 20 points and Adam Trautman added 15.
Harbor Springs is 4-7 overall, 2-4 in league and will travel to Boyne City today, Monday.
Grayling 66, East Jordan 49
EAST JORDAN — Tyler McClanahan scored 23 points for Grayling during a Lake Michigan Conference win over East Jordan Friday.
For the Red Devils, 3-6, 1-6, Jordan Weber scored 18 points and Joe Manville added 16 points and 11 rebounds.
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.
The Cardinals led at each quarter break, including at halftime, 31-25.
“Turnovers in the first half put us in the hole,” Pellston coach Cliff Hass said. “We played a good third quarter, until they (JoBurg) got hot from 3-point range.”
The Hornet offense managed just three points in the fourth quarter, as the Cardinals made four consecutive 3-point field goals to start the quarter.
JoBurg was led by Cole Nagy with 16 points, while Jacob Wendel added 15 and Logan Huff had 14.
Pellston is 1-9 overall, 1-7 league and will travel to Mancelona on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Harbor Light 47, Alba 28
HARBOR SPRINGS — Lucas Matthews led all scorers with 26 points for Harbor Light Christian during a Northern Lakes Conference win over Alba Friday.
The win was the first on the season for the Swordsmen, 1-11 overall, 1-5 league, and first-year coach Jason Roussin.
The Swordsmen led at each quarter break including 23-15 at halftime.
“In the second half, we started pressing them (Alba) and changed our zone defense,” Roussin said. “Also, we attacked the boards and got some rebounds.”
The Swordsmen held the Wildcats to 13 second half points and cruised to the win.
Also for Harbor Light, Kirk Muller and Josh Curtis each had eight rebounds.
For Alba, 2-6, 0-5, Brandin Milbocker finished with 20 points.
Harbor Light also won the JV game, 46-24. Leo Ocanas led the Swordsmen with 20 points and HoGeon Kim added 11.