Glacier girls roll over Eagles

Print Article

Senior Raley Shirey scored a career-high 18 points as the Glacier Wolfpack hustled to a 56-35 victory over the Missoula Big Sky Eagles in Western AA girls basketball play at Glacier High School on Tuesday.

Glacier is 1-0 in conference play and 4-2 overall.

“It was a good game,” Glacier coach Bill Sullivan said. “Girls hustled, had a lot of effort. Our pressure was good, we scored a lot of buckets and a lot of points so overall a good job by our girls.”

The 56-point mark was Glacier’s highest this season, but Big Sky didn’t make it easy, Sullivan said.

“We’re starting to make better decisions in transition, whether we can score the ball or whether we have to bring it back out and set up some offense,” he said. “A lot of good looks in transition.”

The Wolfpack led Big Sky 12-8 after the first quarter and led by as much as seven in the opening frame. Lynell Shepherd’s three-pointer cut the deficit to 10-6 late in the first.

Glacier began to pick up steam as the game progressed, led by Shirey, Aubrie Rademacher and Ellie Keller. Rademacher and Keller both scored 12 points. Rademacher was 4-for-6 from the free-throw line and aggressive in the paint, while Keller went 8-for-10 in free throws.

Though Sullivan said the game was “sloppy at times,” the Wolfpack started to put a dominant performance together in the third quarter. Leading 22-15 at the half, Glacier went on a 6-0 run to start the second half and outscored the Eagles 14-8, which it only built on in the fourth quarter.

In the fourth frame, the Wolfpack led by as much as 20 points. Big Sky’s Chasity Foote, Corbyn Sandau and Elly Thorpe kept things competitive and each drained threes, but the Eagles couldn’t get close.

“Big Sky scraps and plays hard and does a lot of good things and you just hang in there,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan likes to stress defense with his team, so it was important to have the balance of holding Big Sky to just 35 points while being able to put significant points on the board.

“Pretty solid defensively,” he said. “A couple shots that you’ve got to close out a little faster and you got to do a little bit better but overall a great job defensively.”

Also scoring for Glacier was Kali Gulick with 8 points and Emma Anderson with 3 points from the bench. As a team, the Wolfpack was 14-for-21 at the free-throw line.

Next, Glacier hosts crosstown action against Flathead at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Missoula Big Sky 8 7 8 12 — 35

Glacier 12 10 14 20 — 56

MISSOULA BIG SKY — Lynn McGreevy 2, Lyneel Shepherd 3, Elly Thorpe 7, Mia Sandau 3, Corbyn Sandau 7, Chasity Foote 8, Demi Smith 1, Avari Batt 4.

GLACIER — Kali Gulick 8, Aubrie Rademacher 12, Abi Manger 2, Ellie Keller 12, Emma Anderson 3, Raley Shirey 18, Allee Meyer 1.

Print Article

Read More

Don Radabah 77

March 24, 2019 at 8:06 pm | Daily Inter Lake Don was born at a midwife’s house in Kalispell to Frank and Ester. Don went to be with his Lord on March 18, 2019, after being baptized November 2018. Don served six months in the Army National Gu...

Comments

Read More

Daniel Edward Harmon, 77

March 24, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Daniel Edward Harmon, 77, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Kila. Dan was born on the family farm in Plum City, Wisconsin, on May 30, 1941, to Irene and Andrew Harmon. The family moved to ...

Comments

Read More

Trudy Carol King Evenson, 70

March 24, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Trudy Carol King Evenson passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was born on Jan. 7, 1949, to Bud and Sis (Lucille) King. Trudy grew up and was educated in Missoula. Her mother owned the Whistl...

Comments

Read More

Boyfriend’s pickup takes brunt of woman’s anger

March 24, 2019 at 6:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A woman driving a black SUV was seen chasing a man in a white pickup. The man told police his girlfriend rammed into his pickup and that “she is going crazy.” A man was warned a second time by offic...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

News: (406) 837-5131
Advertising: 406-758-4410
Bigfork Eagle
c/o Daily Inter Lake
PO Box 7610
Kalispell, MT 59904

©2019 Bigfork Eagle Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X