HOOPS ROUNDUP: Trio of Pirates leads Polson past Ronan

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RONAN — Shade Main, Connor Lanier and Robin Erickson all scored in double figures to lead a balanced Polson offense in the Pirates’ 62-49 victory over Ronan in a Northwest A conference battle on Friday night.

Main poured in a game-high 16 points. Lanier chipped in 13, and Erickson added 10 to Polson’s cause.

The Pirates led 35-28 at halftime and pulled away with a 17-12 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Anthony Camel paced Ronan with 13 points.

Polson 16 19 10 17 — 62

Ronan 12 16 9 12 — 49

Polson: Ryker Wenderoth 8, Robin Erickson 10, Parker Toth 2, Trevor Schultz 4, Connor Lanier 13, Shade Main 16, Sam Schultz 5, Weston Danley 4.

Ronan: Zeke Misa 10, Randy Finley 3, Nate Dennis 3, Bubba Bush 3, Dallas Durheim 7, Jacob Gatch 10, Anthony Camel 13.

Stillwater Christian 44, Eureka 38

EUREKA — Stillwater Christian overcame scoring only one point in the first quarter to down Eureka.

After falling behind 8-1 after the first period, the Cougars hit their stride on offense and outscored the Lions 43-30 over the final three quarters.

Caleb Cole-Tinkham led Stillwater with 13 points, and Jorgen Lindberg chipped in 11.

Colton Cooper was Eureka’s top scorer with 14.

Stillwater 1 16 15 12 — 44

Eureka 8 13 10 7 — 38

Stillwater: Caleb Cole-Tinkham 13, Jorgen Lindberg 11, Elijah Chuang 8, Connor Drish 4, Zack Basnett 2, Jared Fetyeit 2, Jeremiah Hooker 2, Nick Sulzbacher 2.

Eureka: Colton Cooper 14, Jake Kendel 11, Alex Lowe 4, Austin Callender 3, AJ Pricella 2, Quade Anderson 2, Cory Chaney 2.

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Ronan 70, Polson 53

RONAN — A huge halftime lead proved to be the vast majority of the difference in Ronan’s Northwest A win over Polson.

The Maidens outscored the Pirates 40-24 in the first half, giving themselves a 16-point halftime lead in an eventual 17-point victory.

Micalann McCrea threw in a game-high 26 points for Ronan. Tiana Ulutoa and Regan Clairmont added 10 apiece for the Maidens.

Jaycee Frydelund earned scoring honors for Polson with 15, and Quinn Motichka had 14.

Polson 15 9 13 16 — 53

Ronan 23 17 16 14 — 70

Polson: Jaycee Frydelund 15, Quinn Motichka 14, Kaelyn Smith 8, Mahala Buffalo 8, Alex Pierre 4, Natasha Gravelle 2, Olivia Perez 2.

Ronan: Micalann McCrea 26, Tiana Ulutoa 10, Regan Clairmont 10, Kieaunna DeRoche 9, Jaelynn Askan 7, Kianna Finley 4, madeline McCrea 2, Rhylie Bigbeaver 2.

Eureka 62,

Stillwater Christian 26

EUREKA — Eureka did not allow more than eight points in a single quarter in a blowout win over Stillwater Christian.

The Lions outscored the Cougars by double digits in all but one quarter. They outscored Stillwater 31-11 in the second half.

Eureka’s Erynn Thier took scoring honors with 13 points, and she also grabbed eight rebounds. Maggie Graves recorded seven steals to boost the Lions on the defensive end.

Stillwater 8 7 7 4 — 26

Eureka 19 12 17 14 — 62

STILLWATER: Abigail Hudson 4, Clare Erb 5, Katie Wilkey 2, Helen Hashley 4, Lulu Neumann 7, Selah Neumann 2, Asiah Brokington 2.

EUREKA: Megan Hanson 2, Avory Escobar 1, Sienna Utter 8, Rhianna Hawkins 6, Katie Schmidt 2, Liz Pacella 8, Maggie Graves 4, Karlee Frost 9, Erynn Thier 13, Cassie Hammack 9.

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