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Third quarter dooms Vikings in state semifinals

by JEREMY WEBER
For the Eagle | March 11, 2022 7:30 PM

A rough third quarter did in the Vikings in the State B semifinals Friday night as Bigfork fell to the Three Forks Wolves, 65-54.

Bigfork led by as many as five in the second quarter but trailed 29-26 at the half before the Wolves used an 18-9 third-quarter push to leave the Vikings trailing 47-35 heading into the fourth quarter.

Bigfork cut the lead as low as eight in the fourth quarter but could not complete the comeback and will take on Shelby in the consolation semifinals at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Colin Wade led the Bigfork effort with 14 points, while Isak Epperly added 12 and Levi Taylor had 11.

Bigfork - 14 12 9 19 - 54

Three Forks - 13 16 18 18 - 65

BIGFORK: Colin Wade 14, Isak Epperly 12, Levi Taylor 11, George Brown 4, Bryce Gilliard 4, Nick Walker 3, Wyatt Johnson 3, Landon Byerman 2, Eli Thorness 1.

THREE FORKS: Mikey O’Dell 19, Finn Tesoro 16, Owen Long 15, Austin Allen 9, Shane Williams 6.