MANISTIQUE - The Negaunee High School boys basketball team shot the lights out in Manistique on Thursday night to hand the Emeralds a 82-46 defeat in Mid-Peninsula Conference play.
Eric Lori led the Miners (6-1) with 27 points, including seven 3-pointers. Tyler Jandron added 17 points, plus five steaks. Tanner Uren had 11 points.
Andrew Katona had seven of the Miners' 22 rebounds.
"Negaunee shot the ball really well," said Manistique coach Todd Kangas. "Four of Lori's triples were in the first quarter. They got off to a hot start and shot the ball well from the outside all night."
Manistique (1-5) was 15-of-40 from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range.
"We shot a decent percentage, but we certainly didn't shoot as well as Negaunee did," Kangas said.
Manistique's Zach Lambert scored 15 points and Tanner Watson led in rebounding with six.
Traverse City Central 48
TRAVERSE CITY - The Redmen remained unbeaten and improved to 3-0 overall with the victory at Traverse City Central. MSHS will play today at Traverse City West with the tip off slated for 1 p.m.
No statistics were provided by press time for this game.
Traverse City Central 45
TRAVERSE CITY - The Redettes improved to 5-2 overall with the victory on Thursday, setting up today's 2:30 p.m. matchup at Traverse City West.
Sophomore Hunter Viitala led MSHS with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Defensively she added two steals and two blocks.
Sophomore Destiny Beckwith and senior Llana Storm each had 10 points for MSHS while senior Morgan Seibert and sophomore Elizabeth Kurin each had nine points. Sophomore Kirsten Iwankski had eight points, with Storm also adding six assists.
The Redettes jumped out to an 11-6 lead after the first quarter and were in control at halftime, up 28-11.
"We struggled through a tough start to play a really balanced team game," MSHS coach Ben Smith said. "The girls are starting to trust each other and have been growing together as a group. I'm proud of our effort and hopefully we can have another solid game at TC West."
MSHS won the JV contest 45-24.