CENTRAL LAKE — Averaging nearly 30 points a game this season, freshman Marcus Matelski was at it again for the Boyne Falls boys’ basketball team Monday, scoring 28 points in a 58-33 non-league win over Central Lake.
The Loggers — who on Friday clinched a second straight Northern Lakes Conference title — improved to 15-1 overall with the win.
Matelski also grabbed 10 rebounds to go along with his point total.
Brendon Matelski scored 17 points, added 10 rebounds and six assists.
The Loggers rolled to a 20-5 first quarter lead as the bounces and shots were going Boyne Falls way from the start. They extended their lead to 33-8 at halftime.
“Tonight I thought we played championship caliber basketball in a lot of different ways,” said Boyne Falls coach Tim Smith. “It was a physical game.”
By the third quarter the Loggers had pushed the game to 45-15. Not even an 18 point fourth quarter by Central Lake could push them all the way back.
Will Brockman led Central Lake, 3-14, with 13 points on the night.
Inland Lakes 59, Mancelona 52
MANCELONA — Dakotah Davedowski finished with a team-high 26 points including six 3-pointers as the Bulldogs topped Mancelona Monday in a Ski Valley Conference contest.
With the win, the Bulldogs move to 6-10 overall, 5-7 league, while Mancelona falls to 12-5, 12-3.
Inland Lakes has won three of their last four starts.
Also for the Bulldogs, who led at the quarter breaks 12-11, 32-24 and 50-39, Todd Athey added 16 points.
For Mancelona, Brandon Dingman finished with 26 points and Brandon Scott added 14.
Harbor Light 56, Ellsworth 46
ELLSWORTH — Annie Fila led the Harbor Light Christian girls’ basketball team with 16 points as the Swordsmen picked up a Northern Lakes Conference win against Ellsworth Monday.
Shelby Donovan scored 10 points and picked up 12 rebounds while Ashley Osborn added 11 points.
Emily Lechowicz also had nine points and six steals.
Harbor Light improves to 6-10 overall, 5-5 league.
“The girls executed on both ends of the floor,” Harbor Light coach Eric Huffman said. “It was one of those games that we’ve been waiting for.”
The Swordsmen led 15-6 after the first quarter and extended their lead to 34-16 by halftime.
At the end of the third, Ellsworth began to make a comeback playing in front of their home crowd making it a 45-39 game, but still in favor of Harbor Light.
The Swordsmen would hold tight down the stretch to pull out the key conference game.
For Ellsworth, 9-9, 7-4, Kari Steenwyk scored 14 points, while Tara Essenberg and Kendra Warner each scored 10 points.
Kalkaska 66, Charlevoix 42
KALKASKA — Madeline Boss scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds for the Charlevoix girls’ basketball team Monday as the Rayders fell to Lake Michigan Conference opponent Kalkaska.
The Rayders fall to 6-13 overall on the year, with a 5-8 record in league play.
Kourtney Putman scored eight points, while Gabby Gray brought in six.
Karley Pearsall added 10 rebounds, while Boss also had three steals on the night.
The Blazers led throughout the night, leading after the first quarter 13-7 and at the half, 31-19.
After three quarters of play, Kalkaska had built a 45-27 lead with the game well in hand.
Kelli Guy led the Blazers, 15-3, 11-1, in scoring with 25 points.