PREP ROUNDUP: Brethren sweeps boys-girls hoops doubleheader at Marion

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MARION — Brethren boys basketball won easily on Tuesday night for its third win in four games.

The Bobcats crushed a struggling Marion (0-12) squad 64-32 while mixing up some players who don’t get in each night.

After taking a 28-6 lead in the first quarter Brethren started mixing up the lineups.

“Friday we played our best game of the year. It was just another good game to have before we play against tough competition on Friday with Baldwin,” Brethren coach J.J. Randall said.

Logan Tighe led the team with 19 points and 6 rebounds, Noah Kemler had 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Skylar Wojciechowski had 8 assists.

Brethren will be back on Friday at Baldwin (8-5, 7-2).

Brethren girls roll over Marion, 47-11

MARION — Brethren girls basketball was able to shake off a tough loss over the weekend with a dominating win over Marion (2-11) on Tuesday night.

The Bobcats (10-5) took an early lead and didn’t look back in a 47-11 victory.

“We worked on our different plays against a man. They ran a man on us. That gave us a chance to work on some of our plays,” Brethren coach Julie Riggs said.

Mariah Pringle led the team with 26 points and 12 rebounds, Brianna Pettinato had 8 points and 5 rebounds, Whitney Danks had 8 points, Megan Cordes had 5 rebounds, and Brooklyn Cook had 6 rebounds.

Brethren will be back on Thursday at Walkerville (7-8, 6-4).

MCC boys rebound with win at GTA

TRAVERSE CITY — Manistee Catholic Central boys basketball beat Grand Traverse Academy on Tuesday night for the season time this season.

The Sabers (10-4) were able to slow the Mustangs (9-4) down on the defensive end en route for a 55-36 win.

MCC clamped down on defense in the second half by only allowing nine points to blow the game open. The Sabers only led 36-27 at the break.

“The game was pretty tight at halftime. We just kept playing great defense. We had a great night defensively,” MCC coach Mike Feliczak said. “We held them to nine points in the second half. That’s a great night defensively.”

Preston Picardat led the team with 16 points and 6 rebounds, Andrea Marconi had 10 points and 7 rebounds, and Kyle Mikolajczak had 6 points and 6 rebounds.

MCC will be back on Friday at Big Rapids Crossroads (4-9, 2-7).

Cold shooting dooms Manistee girls 

TRAVERSE CITY — Manistee girls basketball didn’t have the performance it wanted to on Tuesday night at Traverse City Central.

The Chippewas were beaten up by the Trojans 53-28 in a game where they couldn’t find the bottom of the basket.

TCC (5-10) came out fast in the first quarter with an 18-6 lead and cruised from there.

Manistee show 20 percent from the field and 41 percent from the line. They also had 16 turnovers.

“We shot ourselves in the foot tonight. Number one, we got outrebounded, which hasn’t happened a lot this year,” Manistee coach Kenn Kott said.

“Two, we shot 20 percent again from the floor. We had the shots we wanted to get for the most part, but we weren’t putting it in.”

Megan Wayward led with 7 points and 3 rebounds, and Sara Thompson had 6 points and 4 assists.

Manistee will be back on Friday at home against Ludington (10-5, 6-1) at 6 p.m.

Onekama girls fall to Glen Lake

ONEKAMA — Onekama girls basketball took a hit on Tuesday night at home against Maple City Glen Lake (15-1, 11-1).

The Portagers (7-9, 5-8) fell to the third-ranked team in Class C, 75-46.

Onekama started slow by going by 28-7 after one, but in the final three quarters they played the Lakers to only a 48-39 deficit.

Despite the loss, Onekama coach Jim Armstrong wasn’t disappointed in how his team played.

“We had too many turnovers, but overall my kids battled,” he said.

“We got back 21 points after the first quarter, and the kids just played their hearts out. They just went out and played hard. If we play this hard with most Class D teams then we’re going to win a lot of games.”

Colleen McCarthy led the team in scoring again with 16 points, Elizabeth Domres had 10 points, Zoe Morley had 8 points, and Maggie Domres had 6 points.

Onekama will be back on Thursday at home against Mesick (1-13, 0-11).


Posted by Brian Fogg

Brian is the sports writer for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3110 or

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