2016-12-15 / Sports

Peterson, Lakers overwhelm Mesick

By Jay Bushen
Of The Enterprise staff


GLEN LAKE coach Rich Ruelas, pictured during last week’s win at Traverse City St. Francis, led the Lakers to their first win in league play on Tuesday. GLEN LAKE coach Rich Ruelas, pictured during last week’s win at Traverse City St. Francis, led the Lakers to their first win in league play on Tuesday. Back-to-back-to-back dunks from Cade Peterson highlighted a 78-16 win for Glen Lake at Mesick on Tuesday.

Peterson, who delivered the dunkfest on three consecutive possessions in the second quarter, poured in a game-high 19 points to go with seven rebounds as Glen Lake opened Northwest Conference play in emphatic fashion.

Joey Fosmore added 15 points for the Lakers; Xander Okerlund had 10.

“No matter what, we want to play our game,” said Glen Lake coach Rich Ruelas, “and no matter who we’re playing, we’re always playing against Glen Lake. We made that a focal point for tonight’s game.”

The Lakers (2-0, 1-0 NWC) will look to stay hot in their home opener against Leland (1-2, 0-1) tonight.

Comets drop conference opener

Twenty-five fourth-quarter points weren’t enough for Leland on Tuesday as visiting Kingsley cruised to its first victory in conference play, 71-55.

The Stags took control of the game in the third quarter, extending a five-point halftime lead to 22 points.

“We started to run out of gas a little bit,” said Leland coach Jon Kiessel, who had just six Comets in uniform.

Timmy LeVeque led the way for Leland with 22 points in the loss. Garett Miller added 19 points.

Leland lands first win of season

Three players reached double figures for Leland last Thursday as the Comets dispatched visiting St. Mary, 56-32.

Chris Ursu led all scorers with 19 points while Garett Miller added 17 and Timmy LeVeque tacked on 14.

“Early in the game, we were pretty successful with the press,” coach Jon Kiessel said. “We didn’t necessarily finish extremely well but we were able to get the ball up and down the floor.

“We did a good job.”

Gerardo Vasquez chipped in with six points in the victory.

Elk Rapids holds off Suttons Bay

A trio of double-doubles and a 27-point performance from Thomas Hursey went to waste last Wednesday as Suttons Bay dropped a 91-78 decision in Elk Rapids.

The Elks led 36-34 at halftime before extending their lead to nine through three quarters.

“Elk Rapids pressed us a lot,” Suttons Bay coach Ron Anderson said. “Our guys committed a lot of turnovers against their press and it really bothered us. We couldn’t get into our offense.”

Hursey shot 8-of-15 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free-throw line. The junior guard added four assists and five steals. The double-doubles came from Evan Busby (12 points, 10 assists), Garrett Keith (10 points, 11 rebounds) and Brett Rice (14 points, 10 rebounds).

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