Flathead girls pull away to beat Whitefish

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WHITEFISH — Flathead held Whitefish scoreless in the third period to pull away for a 39-21 nonconference girls basketball victory on Friday night at Whitefish High School.

The Bravettes tallied 11 points in the third quarter to take a 30-14 lead.

Jenna Johnson and Taylor Henley led Flathead in scoring with 15 and 12 points, respectively.

Claire Carloss topped Whitefish offensively with seven.

Flathead (3-2) hosts Post Falls, Idaho, today at 1 p.m. while Whitefish (2-5) plays at Hamilton at 4 p.m.

Flathead 6 13 11 9 — 39

Whitefish 7 7 0 7 — 21

FLATHEAD — Emily Lembke 3, Maddie Walter 4, Kennedy Kanter 3, Jenna Johnson 15, Taylor Henley 12, Rebecca Eacker 2.

WHITEFISH — Kaiah Moore 1, Hope Brown 5, Claire Carloss 7, Grace Smyley 2, Payton Kastella 3, Marlee Bender 2.

Columbia Falls 47, Libby 24

LIBBY — Columbia Falls held Libby to single digit scoring in three quarters and scoreless in second quarter for an easy Northwest A conference victory.

Columbia Falls, up 11-9 after the opening quarter, held a commanding 29-9 lead at the half.

Ryley Kehr led Columbia Falls in scoring with 13 points.

Trista Cowan netted 10 for the Wildkats.

Emma Gruber was Libby’s top scorer with eight points.

Columbia Falls continues with league play today at Polson while Libby journeys to Browning.

Columbia Falls 11 18 12 6 — 47

Libby 9 0 8 7 — 24

COLUMBIA FALLS — Maddie Robinson 4, Savvy Ellis 2, Lakia Mill 2, Josie Windauer 5, Ryley Kehr 13, Paige Burger 6, Madison Horner 5, Trista Cowan 10.

LIBBY — Emma Gruber 8, Samantha Miller 5, Sammee Bradeen 5, McKenzie Proffitt 2, Taylor Holm 4.

Bigfork 61, Troy 12

BIGFORK — Ansleigh Edgerton scored a season-high 18 points and Izzy Santistevan chipped in 11 as Bigfork cruised to a District B victory over Troy.

Bigfork led 22-2 and 44-3 after the first two periods. The Valkyries had 25 steals in the contest.

Bigfork (3-4, 1-1) is back in action today at Deer Lodge at 5:30 p.m.

Troy 2 1 4 5 — 12

Bigfork 22 22 8 9 — 61

TROY — Annie Day 4, Emily Ramirez 2, Katelynn Tallmadge 3, Isabel Ramirez 3.

BIGFORK — Meredith Bedford 5, Emma Berreth 8, Heidi Schneller 8, Audrey Buenz 2, Ansleigh Edgerton 18, Saylor Martinz 5, Izzy Santistevan 11, Ashton McNally 4.

Stillwater Christian 65, Gallatin Valley 37

A strong second quarter and big second half gave Stillwater Christian an easy Montana Christian Athletic Association victory over Gallatin Valley.

Stillwater, up 14-13 after the first quarter, outscored Gallatin Valley 21-7 in the next frame for a 35-20 halftime lead.

Stillwater outscored the visitors 30-17 in the second half.

Selah Neumann led Stillwater, and all scorers, with 20 points. Abigail Hudson followed with 14 and Madison Morken tallied 11.

Gallatin Valley 13 7 8 9 — 37

Stillwater Christian 14 21 15 15 — 65

GALLATIN VALLEY HOMESCHOOL — Leila Mamangan 13, Grace Arndt 6, Samantha Link 6, K’Lea Marc 8, Randi Andres 2, Alexa L. 2.

STILLWATER CHRISTIAN — Cora Boll 4, Asiah Brockington 2, Marae Tintzman 4, Madison Morken 11, Helen Hashley 8, Selah Neumann 20, Abigail Hudson 14.

Ronan 57, Polson 27

PABLO — Ronan rolled to an easy Northwest A victory over Polson.

No scoring results were available.

Boys

Polson 60, Ronan 47

PABLO — Robin Erickson had a game-high 16 points and Bo Kelley netted a season-high 15 to power Polson past Ronan at Salish Kootenai College in a Northwest A contest.

Polson never trailed and jumped in front 20-9 eight minutes into play.

Polson (2-5) led 30-22 at the break.

Bubba Bush led Ronan in scoring with 13 points. Anthony Camel added 11.

Polson continues with league action today at Columbia Falls at 4 p.m.

Ronan 9 13 10 15 — 47

Polson 20 10 16 14 — 60

RONAN — Terrell Stump 5, Randy Finley 5, Leonard Burke 4, Levi Trahan 3, Aidan Birdingground 1, Bubba Bush 13, Dallas Durheim 5, Anthony Camel 11.

POLSON — Keyan Dalbey 3, Ryker Wenderoth 3, Robin Erickson 16, Trevor Schultz 10, Bo Kelley 15, Colton Graham 4, Cordell Walker 5, Micah Askan 5.

Bigfork 75, Troy 21

BIGFORK — Bigfork rolled to an easy District B victory over Troy.

No results were available.

Whitefish 59, Flathead 51

WHITEFISH – Whitefish edged Flathead in nonconference play, led by Lee Walburn’s team-leading 24 points.

Also scoring for the Bulldogs was Mark Anderson with 14 points and Dillon Botner with 10.

Brett Thompson led the Braves with 11 points.

Flathead has a nonconference contest today at home versus Post Falls, Idaho, at 2:45 p.m. while Whitefish entertains Hamilton at 4 p.m.

Whitefish 14 17 11 17 — 59

Flathead 11 15 12 13 — 51

WHITEFISH – Jayce Cripe 1, Justin Conklin 3, Jack Schwaiger 2, Mark Anderson 14, Sam Menicke 2, Ryan Kemm 3, Lee Walburn 24, Dillon Botner 10

FLATHEAD – Tannen Bayle 6, Stephen Bridges 2, Seth Moon 9, Blake Counts 2, Brett Thompson 11, Hunter Hickey 4, Gabe Adams 6, Anthony Jones 9, Ethan Vandenbusch 2

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