AA Basketball Glacier girls beat Hellgate by 10

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The Glacier Wolfpack girls basketball team used big performances by Aubrie Rademacher and Ellie Keller and a dominating defensive effort to claim a 44-34 Western AA victory over Missoula Hellgate on Thursday at Glacier High School.

Glacier trailed 24-20 at the half, but held Hellgate to nine points the rest of the way.

“It wasn’t that we weren’t disappointed in the first half defensively but we needed to be better,” Glacier coach Bill Sullivan said. “We talked about some things at halftime and did some things defensively they weren’t ready for. We did a good job closing the game.”

Rademacher scored 15 points and Eller a game-high 17.

“They do a pretty solid job,” Sullivan said of the duo. “Got to the free-throw line in the second, stayed patient offensively and ended up with the win.”

The Wolfpack had no free throws in the first half but made up for it the rest of the game. Keller sank 4 of 6 of her chances at the line and Rademacher went 3 for 4.

Rademacher also guarded Hellgate’s top scorer for most of the game, Bailee Sayler. Sayler was held to just three points.

Glacier only turned the ball over three times to Hellgate’s 13.

Emma Blakely led Hellgate (10-7 overall, 6-5 league) with 11 points and Addy Heaphy scored 10.

Glacier is firmly in third place in Western AA with a 11-6 overall record and 7-4 record in conference play.

Missoula Hellgate 11 14 7 2 — 34

Glacier 13 7 10 14 —  44

MISSOULA HELLGATE – Addy Heaphy 10, Emma Blakely 11, Perry Paffhousen 2, Bailee Sayler 3, Lauren Dick 2, Kylie Lunday 6.

GLACIER– Kali Gulick 8, Kenzie Williams 1, Aubrie Rademacher 15, Ellie Keller 17, Emma Anderson 1, Raley Shirey 2.

Boys

Missoula Hellgate 66,

Glacier 46

MISSOULA — Glacier was no match for Missoula Hellgate and Rollie Worster, who scored 30 points in a rout of the Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack (5-12, 3-8) trailed 42-21 at the half, outscored Hellgate (16-1, 11-0) in the third quarter, but couldn’t overcome the Knights.

Bret Michaels paced Glacier with 14 points and Drew Engellant added eight. Dylan Holst had nine points for Hellgate.

Glacier 15 6 15 10 —  46

Missoula Hellgate 14 28 11 13 — 66

GLACIER – Ethan Baines 4, KJ Johnson 2, Cole Crosby 5, Christian Hensley 3, Jaxson Olsen 2, Bret Michaels 14, Weston Price 6, Drew Deck 2, Drew Engellant 8.

Missoula Hellgate – Rollie Worster 30, Bridger Deden 6, Dylan Holst 9, Logan Riddle 6, Abe Johnson 7, Wyatt Brown 2, Fisher Richardson 6.

Missoula Sentinel 68,

Flathead 46

MISSOULA — Flathead was trounced by Missoula Sentinel, who won by 22 points.

Hayden Kolb led a balanced Sentinel (12-5, 9-2) scoring attack with 13 points. Flathead’s Brett Thompson scored 11 points, while Tannen Beyl and Brian Wells each scored six.

The Braves fall to 5-12 overall and 2-9 in Western AA.

Flathead 13 11 6 16 –  46

Missoula Sentinel 19 16 17 16 –  68

Flathead – Tannen Beyl 6, Seth Moon 6, Brian Wells 6, Brett Thompson 11, Gaitlin Bruner 5, Blake Counts 3, Stephen Bridges 3, Ethan Vandenbosch 2, Cooper Smith 3, Gabe Adams 2.

Missoula Sentinel – TJ Rausch 2, Rylan Ortt 4, Brock Field 7, Troy Frohlich-Fair 5, Bryan Mikulski 8, Syvrud 1, Alex Germer 2, Hayden Kolb 13, Neil Daily 7, Elias Dewaters 8, Tanner Devlin 4, Scott Malikie 7.

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