Prep Basketball Lady Lions earn 5th straight victory

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EUREKA – Maggie Graves’ double-double helped propel Eureka (8-2) to its fifth consecutive victory by beating Anaconda 44-37 in Class B nonconference girls basketball play on Saturday.

Graves scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds.

Sienna Utter led Eureka in scoring with 24 points and had three steals.

For Anaconda, Isabel Salzenberger scored 16 points and Ariona Mattson scored 10.

Eureka’s next action is Friday at home with Class A Whitefish.

Anaconda 9 10 9 9 — 37

Eureka 12 8 6 16 — 44

ANACONDA – Megan Reich 4, Ariona Mattson 10, Isabel Saltenberger 16, Logan Stetzner 7.

EUREKA – Avory Escobar 3, Sienna Utter 24, Maggie Graves 11, Karlee Frost 6.

Libby 35, Whitefish 24

LIBBY — Whitefish edged Libby in Northwest A play, led by Alli Collins’ 15-point performance.

The Lady Loggers (8-4 overall, 4-3 in conference), led 20-8 at the half. Whitefish (3-9, 2-5) outscored Libby 10-7 in the fourth quarter.

Samantha Miller added 6 points for Libby.

For the Bulldogs, Claire Carloss scored 6 points and Jasmine Matern and Marlee Bender each scored 4.

Whitefish 4 4 6 10 —  24

Libby 7 13 8 7 — 35

WHITEFISH – Kaiah Moore 2, Hope Brown 2, Claire Carloss 6, Jasmine Matern 4, Peyton Kastella 2, Jodi Walburn 2, Mikenna Ells 2, Marlee Bender 4.

LIBBY – Alli Collins 15, Emma Gruber 5, Samantha Miller 6, Sammee Bradeen 4, McKenzie Proffitt 3, Taylor Holm 2.

Boys

Browning 77, Ronan 21

RONAN — Browning thrashed Ronan to remain undefeated in Northwest A play.

The Indians (11-1 overall, 7-0 conference) led 45-17 at the half and outscored Ronan 20-1 in the third quarter.

Justin Burd was Browning’s high scorer with 14 points. Derek Sharp scored 13.

Anthony Camel led Ronan (3-8, 2-4) with nine points and Randy Finley had 6.

Browning 22 23 20 12 —  77

Ronan 7 10 1 3 — 21

BROWNING – Rylee Spoonhunter 5, Ethan Running Crane 7, Derek Sharp 13, CJ Smith 6, Brant Bremner 2, Latrell Bullchild 4, Justin Burd 14, Deion MadPlume 5, Tyree Whitcomb 12, John Deroche 3, Lule Juneau 6.

RONAN – Randy Finley 6, Leonard Burke 2, Levi Trahan 3, Saul Blackweasel 1, Anthony Camel 9.

Whitefish 49, Libby 46

LIBBY — Whitefish edged Libby by three points in a tight Northwest A battle.

The Bulldogs improve to 8-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play. Libby is 6-6 and 2-5.

Whitefish outscored Libby in all but the fourth quarter, where Libby scored 17 points and Whitefish 14.

Ryan Kemm led the Bulldogs’ charge with 20 points. Dillon Botner added 10.

For Libby, Ryggs Johnston scored 23 and Jay Beagle checked in with 8 points.

Libby hosts Class B Troy on Thursday while Whitefish plays at Class B Eureka on Friday.

Whitefish 11 11 13 14 — 49

Libby 9 9 11 17 — 46

WHITEFISH – Justin Conklin 8, Mark Anderson 5, Ryan Kemm 20, Lee Walburn 6, Dillon Botner 10.

LIBBY – Ryan Goodman 6, Ryggs Johnston 23, Jay Beagle 8, Keith Johnson 9.

Hamilton 78,

Columbia Falls 40

HAMILTON — Tanner Goligoski scored 23 points as Hamilton trounced Columbia Falls in nonconference play.

The Wildcats fall to 1-11 overall and are 0-5 in conference play. Hamilton is 11-2 and 5-1.

The Broncs had two other players in double digits — Hunter Omid’s 15 points and Carson Rostad’s 10 points.

Dillon Shipp scored 9 points for Columbia Falls and Drew Morgan had 8.

Columbia Falls 11 7 13 9 — 40

Hamilton `28 18 14 18 — 78

COLUMBIA FALLS – Dillon Shipp 9, Drew Morgan 8, Danny Henjum 6, Jake Bulawsky 6, Logan Bechtel 6, Sam Hovde 6, Dillon Wanner 3, Zach Fletcher 2.

HAMILTON – Tanner Goligoski 23, Hunter Omid 15, Carson Rostad 10, Trey Searle 9, Camron Rothie 7, Tyler Burrows 6, Austin Drake 3, Drew Brackman 3, Josh Dickemore 2.

Anaconda 54, Eureka 34

ANACONDA — Anaconda dropped Eureka in Class B nonconference action.

Braedon Sawyer and Eli Saltenberger shared the scoring lead with 11 points each for the Copperheads.

Jake Kindel scored 13 and Alex Lowe had 9 points for the Lions.

Eureka 8 8 3 15 —  34

Anaconda 14 10 11 19 —  54

EUREKA – Jake Kindel 13, Alex Lowe 9, Corey Chaney 4, AJ Pacella 4, Austin Sartori 2, Quale Anderson 1, Joey Kindel 1.

ANACONDA – Braedon Sawyer 11, Eli Saltenberger 11, Leroy Wilson 10, Dylan Smith 7, Michael Galle 6, Peyton Clanecky 4, Brennan Blume 3, Trey Henrickson 2.

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