Bravettes best West in 5

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  • Bigfork's Josephine Howlett (8) and Shea Meisner (10) go up for a block of Anaconda's Claire Miller (5) at Bigfork High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Bigfork's Juniper Johnson (3) looks to hit around the defense of Anaconda's Isabel Saltenberger (8) at Bigfork High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

  • Bigfork's Josephine Howlett (8) and Shea Meisner (10) go up for a block of Anaconda's Claire Miller (5) at Bigfork High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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    Bigfork's Juniper Johnson (3) looks to hit around the defense of Anaconda's Isabel Saltenberger (8) at Bigfork High School on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

GREAT FALLS — Flathead defeated Billings West 17-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 15-12 at C.M. Russell High School on Thursday evening in a Class AA nonconference volleyball matchup.

The Bravettes kept battling back and won in thrilling fashion.

“It took us that first game to kind of find our rhythm,” Flathead coach Nicole Fairclough said.

“We passed really well and whenever we pass really well, everything else kind of stems from that and so it was a really good match. It was good to see when we lost, we came back and didn’t let down.”

Julia Burden had six service aces. Maddie Boles recorded 16 kills and Maddie Lindbom was strong on defense with 16 of Flathead’s 37 digs.

Flathead begins pool play at the Electric City Invitational today in Great Falls.

Flathead Stats

Kills – 38 (Madde Boles 16), Assists – 37 (Sierra Wilhelm 35), Digs – 37 (Maddie Lindbom 16), Blocks – 12 (Taylor Henley 8), Aces – 14 (Julia Burden 6).

Note: Stats for Billings West not available.

Billings Senior 3, Glacier 0

GREAT FALLS — Billings Senior took care of Glacier, winning 25-22, 25-16, 25-16 at Great Falls High School in nonconference Class AA play.

Kali Gulick led Glacier in kills (seven) and aces (two) and shared the team high in blocks (three) with Aubrie Rademacher.

“We didn’t pass well tonight,” Glacier coach Christy Harkins said.

“Senior served aggressively.”

Glacier begins action at the Electric City Invitational today with pool play at 9 a.m. versus Helena Capital at Great Falls High. The tournament runs through Saturday.

Glacier Stats

Kills — Glacier 19 (Kali Gulick 7), Blocks — Glacier 6 (Gulick 3, Aubrie Rademacher 3); Assists — Glacier 14 (Kaylee Fritz 14); Digs — Glacier 24 (Fritz 5, Kacey Hill 5); Aces — Glacier 4 (Gulick 2).

Note: Stats for Billings Senior not available.

Anaconda at Bigfork

BIGFORK —No results available.

Columbia Falls 3, Ronan 0

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Wildkats had no trouble knocking off Ronan, winning 25-10, 25-22, 25-13.

“Tonight I saw more consistency out of my hitters and our offense was more spread out,” Columbia Falls coach Jolandie Brooks said.

“Hannah Schweikert, our setter, had five kills herself. We did a good job of mixing up our sets. Our defense looked a little better ... girls are starting to hit the floor more. Our goal is to stay driven and competitive.”

Schweikert notched 21 of 25 team assists and two service aces. On defense, Angelica Street had 17 digs and Mady Hoerner had eight.

For Ronan, Madeline McCrea had 14 kills and Tiana Ulutoa had 11 assists and 12 digs.

Columbia Falls plays at Stevensville on Saturday.

Kills – Ronan 14 (Madeline McCrea 5), Columbia Falls 29 (Stella Bistodeau 8, Hoerner 6, Kehr 5, Hannah Schweikert); Assists – Ronan 13 (Tiana Ulutoa 11), Columbia Falls 25 (Schweikert 21); Digs – Ronan 40 (Ulutoa 12), Columbia Falls 48 (Angelica Street 17, Mady Hoerner 8); Blocks – Ronan 1 (Ulutoa 1), Columbia Falls 5 (Ryley Kehr 2); Aces – Ronan 0, Columbia Falls 5 (Schweikert 2)

Eureka 3, Mission 1

EUREKA — Eureka beat Mission 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23 in Class B play.

Avory Escobar recorded 21 assists and five aces, while Maggie Graves had 17 kills for the victors. Eureka’s Sienna Utter had 15 kills and 11 digs.

Eureka hosts Thompson Falls on Sept. 15.

Eureka Stats

Kills – 45 (Maggie Graves 17, Sienna Utter 15); Assists – 22 (Avory Escobar 21); Digs – 50 (Alyssa Utter 11, S. Utter 11); Blocks – 7 (Rhianna Hawkins 3, Katie Schmidt 2); Aces – 22 (Escobar 5, Schmidt 4, Hawkins 4)

Note: Stats for Mission not available.

Frenchtown 3, Dillon 2

FRENCHTOWN — Frenchtown outlasted Dillon, winning the Southwest A test 25-18, 25-23, 21-25, 21-25, 15-17.

For Frenchtown, Maggie Kaiser had 22 assists, Taylor Garren 16 digs, and Kiya Shelton six kills.

Frenchtown hosts Corvallis on Saturday.

Kills – Dillon 29 (Charli Hazelbaker 7, Evey Hansen 6), Frenchtown 31 (Kiya Shelton 6, Addy Tode 6); Assists – Dillon 27 (Tynn Christiansen 18), Frenchtown 26 (Maggie Kaiser 22); Digs – Dillon 52 (Christiansen 13, Jessalyn Zimmerman 10), Frenchtown 57 (Taylor Garren 16); Blocks – Dillon 3 (Savannah Hansen 2), Frenchtown (Tode 3); Aces – Dillon 20 (Ainsley Shipman 5), Frenchtown 11 (Cassidy Moen 5)

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