HOOPS ROUNDUP: Bigfork scrapes by Missoula Loyola

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MISSOULA — Bigfork limited Missoula Loyola to a single point in the game’s final 2:10 as it eked out a 58-54 road win in a clash of Class B girls basketball powers on Saturday.

Jaime Berg led the charge for Bigfork, notching a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Shae Anderson chipped in 11 points.

The Valkyries trailed by four at halftime but outscored the Breakers 18-14 in both the third and fourth quarters to overcome Tessa Burke’s 26 points for Missoula Loyola.

Bigfork 13 9 18 18 — 58

Loyola 9 17 14 14 — 54

Bigfork: Abby Lembke 3, Shae Anderson 11, Heidi Schneller 7, Jaime Berg 17, Jordan Nelson 6, Rakiah Grende 8, Ellie Berreth 6.

Loyola: Sam Clevenger 8, Syd Koppang 7, Tessa Burke 26, Kenna Guenther 4, Kylie Esh 9.

Flathead 33,

Missoula Hellgate 31

MISSOULA — Flathead locked down on defense in a Western AA win over Missoula Hellgate.

The Bravettes did not allow more than eight points in a single quarter. Flathead outscored Hellgate 12-8 in the decisive third quarter.

Mary Heaton paced the Bravettes with nine points, while Clara Vandenbosch and Maddie Walters both pitched in eight.

Hellgate 8 8 8 7 — 31

Flathead 8 7 12 6 — 33

HELLGATE: Shay Evans 4 0-0 9, Sev Armstrong 1 0-0 2, Peyton Arledge 1 0-0 3, Kaitlin Olson 0 3-4 3, Steph Wozniak 1 0-0 3, Emma Davis 0 1-2 1, Kylie Lunday 5 0-2 10.

FLATHEAD: Maddie Walters 3 0-3 8, Averie Olson 1 0-2 2, Mary Heaton 3 3-5 9, Hannah O’Dell 1 0-1 2, Clara Vandenbosch 2 2-4 8, Taylor Henley 2 0-3 4.

Glacier 53,

Missoula Big Sky 38

MISSOULA — Glacier held Missoula Big Sky to eight points in the first half of a Western AA victory.

The Wolfpack pulled away early with a 14-3 advantage in the first quarter.

“Defense, certainly in the first half, kind of set the tone for us,” Glacier coach Bill Sullivan said.

Aubrie Rademacher paced 10 Glacier scorers with nine points.

Big Sky 3 5 13 17 — 38

Glacier 14 9 20 10 — 53

BIG SKY: Keri Peterson 1, Mia Sandau 11, Alyssa Gentry 2, Sydnee Zanto 9, Ty McGreevey 5, Julia Reikena 10.

GLACIER: Ellie Stevens 4, Cadie Williams 6, Bria Anderson 3, Aubrie Rademacher 9, Abi Manger 2, Anna Schrade 5, Kaileigh Crawford 5, Alivia Atlee 6, Raley Shirey 8, Emma Anderson 5.

Columbia Falls 68,

Ronan 41

COLUMBIA FALLS — Dani Douglas and Hannah Gedlaman shared scoring honors with 17 points each and both had double-doubles in an easy Northwest A conference victory over Ronan.

Douglas finished with 14 rebounds and Gedlaman totaled 11.

Columbia Falls won the rebounding battle 42-27.

It was Senior Night for three Wildkats — Douglas, Gedlaman and Diane Vasquez.

Jaelynn Askan led Ronan offensively with 11 points.

Columbia Falls held a 34-21 advantage at the half.

Ronan 10 11 15 5 — 41

Columbia Falls 13 21 15 19 — 68

RONAN: Micalann McCrea 8, Gabby Wirz 3, Tiana Ulutoa 6, Addison Clairmont 3, Regan Clairmont 6, Jaelynn Askan 11, Madeline McCrea 3, Kianna Finley 1.

COLUMBIA FALLS: Dani Douglas 17, Savvy Ellis 2, Lakia Hill 7, Hannah Gedlaman 17, Josie Windaur 4, Ryley Kehr 5, Madysen Hoerner 2, Trista Cowan 14.

Eureka 74, St. Ignatius 32

ST. IGNATIUS — Five Eureka players scored in double figures, and the Lions outscored St. Ignatius 50-21 in the first half of a rout.

Sienna Utter poured in a game-high 17 points, and Erynn Thier added 11. Maggie Graves, Karlee Frost and Cassie Hammack threw in 10 apiece.

Graves also tallied eight rebounds and five steals. Hammack had seven rebounds.

Eureka limited St. Ignatius to 11 points in the second half.

Eureka 21 29 19 5 — 74

St. Ignatius 11 10 9 2 — 32

EUREKA: Colette Colvard 2, Megan Hanson 2, Avory Escobar 4, Sienna Utter 17, Liz Pacella 5, Maggie Graves 10, Karlee Frost 10, Cassie Hammack 10, Erryn Thier 11.

ST. IGNATIUS: Karolyna Buck 6, Afton Brander 1, Syd Brander 10, Ali Kienitz 1, Azla Umphrey 13, Courtney Mitchell 1.

Browning 59, Libby 52

BROWNING — Browning edged Libby in a Northwest A clash.

No individual stats were available.

Boys

Bigfork 61, Loyola 51

MISSOULA — Bigfork raced out to a big lead after three quarters, giving itself ample cushion to withstand a late rally from Missoula Loyola in a win.

The Vikings, led by Anders Epperly’s 18 points, outscored the Rams 48-29 over the first three periods.

Logan Gilliard, another of Bigfork’s nine scorers, added 14 points.

Jack Lincoln and Scotty Twite paced Loyola with 17 apiece.

Bigfork 14 17 17 13 — 61

Loyola 7 12 10 22 — 51

Bigfork: Anders Epperly 18, Clayton Reichenbach 5, Colton Reichenbach 4, Luke Schmit 3, Randy Stultz 2, Chase Chappuis 2, Logan Gilliard 14, Beau Santistevan 9, Logan Taylor 2.

Loyola: Jack Lincoln 17, Scotty Twite 17, Jacob Hollenback 7, Ryan Tirrell 2, David Koppang 4, Joey McElroy 4.

Glacier 52,

Missoula Big Sky 44

MISSOULA — The Glacier offense exploded in the second half after a lackadaisical first in a Western AA win at Missoula Big Sky.

The Wolfpack, which trailed 14-13 at halftime, scored 17 points in the third quarter and 22 in the fourth behind 14 points from Drew Engellant, 13 from Kody Jarvis and 11 from Caden Harkins.

Camdyn LaRance poured in 19 points for Big Sky in a losing effort.

Glacier 8 5 17 22 — 52

Big Sky 10 4 16 14 — 44

Glacier: Caden Harkins 11, Collin Kazmier 5, Kody Jarvis 13, Drew Engellant 14, Alex Whitman 2, Nick Whitman 6, Cody Hartsoch 1.

Big Sky: Camdyn LaRance 19, Dan Morin 5, David Gibson 3, Jordan Casselman 13, Andrew Gardanier 3, Levi Janacaro 1.

Missoula Hellgate 52, Flathead 42

MISSOULA — Flathead held Missoula Hellgate star Rollie Worster in check, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough second half in a Western AA loss.

Worster scored just eight points, a season low, but Hellgate’s Bridger Deden poured in 20 and Dylan Holst added 12 to bolster the home team.

Tyler Johnson led Flathead with 16 points, and Sam Elliott added 11.

The Knights outscored the Braves 32-20 in the second half.

Flathead 5 17 10 10 — 42

Hellgate 14 6 18 14 — 52

Flathead: Clayton Jacques 1, Eric Seaman 4, Tyler Johnson 16, Sam Elliott 11, Anthony Jones 6, Dawson Smith 4.

Hellgate: Bridger Deden 20, Dylan Holst 12, Logan Riddle 3, Kade Lunday 4, Rollie Worster 8, Fisher Richardson 3, Abe Johnson 2.

Columbia Falls 56,

Ronan 48, OT

RONAN — Ronan mounted a furious, fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, but Columbia Falls dominated the extra period to pick up a Northwest A conference win.

Columbia Falls, which led for the first three quarters, struggled offensively down the stretch and was outscored 12-3 in the fourth. But the Wildcats responded by winning the overtime period 10-2.

Austin Green and Lowell Panasuk split scoring honors with 14 points apiece, and Drew Morgan added 13.

Zeke Misa scored 19 for Ronan.

Columbia Falls 18 11 14 3 10 — 56

Ronan 11 14 9 12 2 — 48

Columbia Falls: Austin Green 14, Tucker Salmonsen 5, Drew Morgan 13, Lowell Panasuk 14, Billy Barrett 1, Quintin Schriver 1, Logan Bechtel 2, Matt Morrison 6.

Ronan: Zeke Misa 19, Randy Finley 2, Vincent Bird-Webster 2, Bubba Bush 2, Dallas Durheim 4, Jacob Gatch 5, Anthony Camel 14.

Stillwater Christian 44,

Troy 41

TROY — Stillwater Christian overcame a sluggish start to down Troy.

The Cougars trailed 13-7 after the first period but responded in a big way in the second, winning the quarter 14-5.

Zack Basnett scored 12 points to lead Stillwater, and Nizk Sulzbacher added 11 to the cause.

Alex Freund took scoring honors with 17 points for Troy.

Troy 13 5 12 11 — 41

Stillwater 7 14 11 12 — 44

TROY: Trevor Hoagland 3, Ricki Fisher 2, Dylan Cummings 8, AJ Faur 2, Tyler Gromley 6, Moxley Roesler 3, Alex Freund 17.

STILLWATER: Nizk Sulzbacher 11, Elijah Chuang 7, Jared Fetyeit 9, Caleb Cole-Tinkham 2, Zack Basnett 12, Connor Drish 2, Colten J. 1.

St. Ignatius 54, Eureka 37

EUREKA — St. Ignatius routed Eureka 17-3 in the fourth quarter to turn a close game into a blowout win.

The Bulldogs led by only three entering the fourth quarter but ended up coasting to a 17-point victory.

Quade Anderson and Alex Lowe each scored 12 points for the Lions.

Wacey McClure topped St. Ignatius, and all scorers, with 20 points.

St. Ignatius 14 11 12 17 — 54

Eureka 14 7 13 3 — 37

St. Ignatius: Wacey McClure 20, Jacob Hugs 12, Jedi Christy 7, Flint McPherson 6, Matt Anderson 4, Lucas Vanderburg 3. Mitchel Parker 2.

Eureka: Quade Anderson 12, Alex Lowe 12, Jake Kendal 6, Colton Cooper 5, Corey Chaney 2.

Browning 79, Libby 60

BROWNING — Browning blew out Libby in a Northwest A battle.

No individual stats were available.

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