Bigfork boys, girls trip Eureka

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Bigfork's Colt Thorness dunks in the third quarter of a game against Eureka High School on Thursday. Thorness scored 12 points and the Vikings won 48-31. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

BIGFORK – Colt Thorness scored 12 points, including a third-quarter dunk, and the Bigfork Vikings held down Eureka 48-31 in a Western 7-B boys’ basketball showdown Thursday.

Thorness also grabbed four rebounds and blocked six shots for the Vikings, who drew into a first-place tie with Eureka at 4-1 in 7-B games. Bigfork is 7-4 overall while Eureka fell to 6-5.

Levi Taylor and Walker Fisher added eight points each for Bigfork. Cory Channey led Eureka with eight.

The win completed a Bigfork sweep; earlier Thursday the Vals beat Eureka 53-47 behind 15 points from Ansleigh Edgerton. It was just the second loss for the Lions (9-2, 3-2 in league). Bigfork is 7-4, 4-1.

A boxscore for the girls’ game will be in Saturday’s paper.

Eureka 2 10 7 12 — 31

Bigfork 6 15 17 10 — 48

EUREKA – Cory Channey 8, Austin Sartori 1, Alex Lowe 6, A.J Pacella 7, Jake Kindel 2, Corbin Hurst 7.

BIGFORK – Asher VanCampen 2, Colt Thorness 12, Walker Fisher 8, Levi Taylor 8, Isak Epperly 3, Eli Hines 3, Wyatt Reichenbach 4, Bryce Gilbird 4, Isaac Bjorge 2, Gabe Grende 2.

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