Thursday, January 27, 2022
8.0°F

Basketball Roundup: Lady Pirates winners again

by Lake County Leader
| December 21, 2021 3:00 PM

The streak is finally over, Polson.

The Lady Pirates basketball team traveled to Libby on Saturday and came away with their first victory since the 2017-18 season, a stretch of at least 66 losses.

Mckenna Hanson led the way with 12 points and Ariana Burke contributed nine as the Lady Pirates (2-3) built a 35-17 halftime lead and cruised to a 69-27 final.

It was also the first time in nearly a decade that the team scored more than 60 points in a game.

Pirate Nation didn’t have to wait long for a repeat.

Polson hosted class B Missoula Loyola on Monday night for their first game in the new Linderman gym. The home team trailed for most of the game, but surged late for a 55-53 victory.

Julia Barnard hit a free throw to put Polson up by two late. The Breakers’ Kennedy McCorkle was fouled on a last-second shot, but missed the first free throw. Loyola went for the intentional miss and putback but was unsuccessful.

Jazlyn Dalbey led Polson with 12 points, while Ari Burke added 10. The Lady Pirates also got nine points each from Mckenna Hanson and Grace Simonich. Hanson also had a team-high seven rebounds.

Polson kicked off the week with a 53-29 loss at Hamilton on Thursday. Turquoise Pierre had a team-high seven points in that contest.

Polson 69, Libby 27

Polson 14 - 21 - 17 - 17 – 69

Libby 8 - 9 - 6 - 4 – 27

POLSON – Mckenna Hanson 12, Ari Burke 9, Jaivin BadBear 8, Jazlyn Dalbey 7, Julia Barnard 7, Turquoise Pierre 6, Grace Simonich 6, Ilysia Adams 5, Nikki Kendall 5, Lexi Wirz 3.

LIBBY – Munro 2 3-4 7, Freese 6, Vincent 1 3-6 5, Stanek 0 4-10 4, Gilden-Vincent 2, White 1, Andressen 1, Boltz 1. Team: 6 13-28 27(31r,1a,12s)

3FGs – P (Burke, Wirz), L2-2 (Freese 2-2).

Polson 55, Loyola 53

Missoula 12 - 15 - 13 - 13 – 53

Polson 7 - 14 - 14 - 20 – 55

LOYOLA – Clevenger 7 6-8 21(8r,2a,5s), McCorkle 3 8-12 14(3r,2a,5s), Horner 3 1-4 7(5r), Demblan-Dechans 3 0-2 6(10r), Jacobson 2, Lindauer 2, Janetski 1, Lamb 0 0-2 0(3r). Team: 18 16-30 53(48r,8a,19s)

POLSON – Jazlyn Dalbey 5 0-0 12(3r,1s), Ari Burke 5 0-2 10(1r,1a,2s), Mckenna Hanson 1 6-9 9(7r,1a,2s), Grace Simonich 3 3-7 9(4r), Julia Barnard 1 1-2 4(3r,1a,1s,1b), Turquoise Pierre 2 0-0 4(6r), Nikki Kendall 2 0-0 4(4r,1s), Lexi Wirz 3(3r,2a,2s), Ilyssa Adams 0(5r,1a,1s), Jaivin Badbear 0 0-2 0(1r,1s). Team: 20 10-22 55(39r,7a,14s,1b)

3FGs – LSH1-16 (Clevenger), P5-20 (Dalbey 2-4, Barnard 1-1, Hanson 1-2, Wirz 1-4).

Hamilton 53, Polson 27

Polson 6 - 2 - 12 - 7 – 27

Hamilton 18 - 15 - 13 - 7 – 53

POLSON – Turquoise Pierre 3 0-2 7(2r,1s), Julia Barnard 1 3-6 5(6r,1a,2s), Mckenna Hanson 1 2-2 4(6r,2a,1b), Jazlyn Dalbey 3(3r), Lexi Wirz 2(2r,2a,1s), Nikki Kendall 2(3r), Grace Simonich 1 0-2 2(5r,2s), Ilysia Adams 2(2r), Jaivin BadBear 0(1s), Ashtyn Wagner (1r). 10 5-12 27(30r,5a,6s,2b)

HAMILTON – Mya Winkler 6 1-3 13, Taryn Searle 3 3-4 11(6s), Layne Kearns 4 1-2 9(4a,4s), Lavana Wetzel 3 0-0 6(7r), Taylor McCarthy 2 0-0 6, Lexi Brenneman 2 1-2 5, Madi Nelson 0 2-2 2, Ayda Griffin 1. 20 9-14 53(32r,15a,15s,1b)

3FGs – P2-11 (Pierre 1-3, Dalbey 1-5), H4-18 (McCarthy 2-4, Searle 2-7).

Pirates gaining momentum

Following a rough start to the season, stalled in part by a wave of illnesses, the Pirates won two of three last week to gain some steam heading toward the Christmas break.

At Libby on Saturday, the teams were tied at 44 midway through the final frame. Nikolai Figaro broke the logjam with a deuce down under off an assist from Jarrett Wilson to take the lead.

The Pirates (2-3) closed out the contest by hitting 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch to win 59-51.

Colton Graham finished with 21 points for the Pirates, and Wilson added 12.

Wilson responded with 24 points and nine rebounds two nights later at home in a 62-48 win against class B Missoula Loyola. Graham had 16 points, while Trent Wilson contributed six points and six rebounds.

The Pirates traveled to Hamilton on Thursday, when they lost 56-52.

Polson 62, Loyola 48

NWA Polson (2-3), 6B Loyola (2-2)

Missoula 16 - 10 - 10 - 12 – 48

Polson 23 - 21 - 11 - 7 – 62

LOYOLA – Stack 7 0-0 16(5r,2a,1s), Harrington 3 0-0 8, Haffey 2 2-2 8, Johnston 2 0-0 5(6r), Lapham 3, Konzen 1 0-1 2(7r,3a,1s,1b), Reynolds 2, Alford 2, Fines 1 0-2 2, Ogilvie 0(1r,1a,1s), Hall (1r). Team: 19 2-5 48 (26r,8a,7s,3b)

POLSON – Jarrett Wilson 10 2-6 24(9r,2a,1s), Colton Graham 6 2-2 16(3r,4a,6s,1b), Dawson DuMont 3 0-0 8(1r,1s), Trent Wilson 3 0-1 6(6r,2a,4s), Braunson Henriksen 2 1-2 5(2r,1s,1b), Xavier Fisher 3(2a,4s), Robert Perez 0(2r,1s), Alex Muzquiz 0(3a), Nikolai Figaro 0(1r), Ethan McCauley (2r), Brock Henriksen (2r). Team: 25 5-11 62 (27r,14a,18s,1b)

3FGs – LSH 10 (Stack 4, Harrington 2, Haffey 2, Lapham, Johnston), P7 (Graham 2, J.Wilson 2, DuMont 2, X.Fisher).

Polson 59, Libby 51

Polson (1-0, 1-3), Libby (0-1, 2-2)

Polson 14 - 16 - 10 - 19 –59

Libby 11 - 16 - 14 - 10 – 51

POLSON – Colton Graham 21, Jarrett Wilson 5 2-2 12, Xavier Fisher 10, Nikolai Figaro 3 1-3 7, Trent Wilson 1 2-4 4, Braunson Henriksen 2, Dawson DuMont 2, Ethan McCauley 1.

LIBBY – Caden Williams 21, TJ Andersen 15, Ryan Collins 6, Tyler Andersen 5, Cy Stevenson 4.

3FGs – P3 (Graham 2, X.Fisher), L5 (R.Collins 2, Williams 2, Anderson).

Chiefs win two league games

Ronan opened conference play strong with a pair of wins, one at home and another on the road.

The Chiefs (2-0, 3-1) hosted Whitefish on Thursday. Marlo Tonasket led the way with 18 points and six rebounds and Elijah Tonasket added 16 points. Ronan scored just three points in the opening quarter, but went on a 19-5 run in the second to take the lead for good and go on to a 56-40 win.

Ronan was scheduled to travel to Browning on Saturday, but poor road conditions forced the game to be played Monday night instead. The Tonaskets scored 20 points each and Dillon PrettyOnTop added 12 in the 75-70 road win.

Ronan 56, Whitefish 40

Whitefish 12 - 5 - 9 - 14 – 40

Ronan 3 - 19 - 15 - 19 – 56

WHITEFISH – Talon Holmquist 8 4-6 20(15r), Bodie Smith 2, Jaxsen Schlauch 2(10r,3a), Logan Conklin 2, Fynn Ridgeway 2.

RONAN – Marlo Tonasket 6 1-2 18(6r,1b), Elijah Tonasket 7 0-0 16(3r,5a), Ruben Couture 4 0-0 8(5r,4a,1s,1b), Payton Cates 3 0-0 7(7r,1a,2s), Jordan Gatch 1 1-2 3(1a), Ted Coffman 2(9r,2a,1s), Keyen PrettyOnTop 2(1r), DaVonne Curley (1a), teamR(2a). 23 2-4 56(30r,16a,4s,2b) missed ID on two assists

3FGs – W0, R8 (M.Tonasket 5, E.Tonasket 2, Cates).

Ronan 75, Browning 70

Ronan 22 - 19 - 16 - 18 – 75

Browning 26 - 7 - 14 - 23 – 70

RONAN – Elijah Tonasket 20, Marlo Tonasket 20, Dillon PrettyOnTop 12, Ted Coffman 9, Ruben Couture 8, Payton Cates 6.

BROWNING – Justice Johnson 13, Joe BullShoe 12, Maurice Redhorn 12, Tommy RunningRabbit 10, Jesse Carlson 9, Tayron Burdeau 7, Jamerson Lazyboy 5, Bradys Vielle 2.

Maidens split a pair

Dani Coffman scored 17 points, Olivia Heiner added 16 and LaReina Cordova had 10 as the Maidens (1-1, 2-2) earned a home win over Whitefish on Thursday.

Heiner hit three 3-pointers on the night.

Ronan followed with a road trip to Browning on Monday, but came away with a 65-47 loss.

Cordova had a team-high 11 points in the contest. Leina Ulutoa added 10, and Coffman and Heiner each scored nine,

Ronan 52, Whitefish 33

Ronan 10 - 20 - 13 - 9 – 52

Whitefish 12 - 3 - 12 - 6 – 33

RONAN – Dani Coffman 7 1-1 17, Olivia Heiner 5 3-5 16, LaReina Cordova 5 0-0 10, Leina Ulutoa 2 1-6 5, Margaret Cordova 2, Haylie Webster 2, Lauryn Buhr 0 0-2 0. Team: 21 5-14 52

WHITEFISH – Bailey Smith 4 4-4 13(7r), Erin Wilde 9(5s), Taylor Means 2 1-2 5(4b), Hailey Ells 4, Jude Perry 2, Alivia Ingold 0(4s). Team: 12 8-14 33(33r,3a,19s,4b)

3FGs – R5 (Heiner 3, Coffman 2), W1-7 (B.Smith 1-5).

Browning 65, Ronan 47

Ronan 3 - 19 - 15- 10 – 47

Browning 19 - 10 - 10- 26 – 65

RONAN – LaReina Cordova 3 4-6 11, Leina Ulutoa 2 6-14 10, Dani Coffman 4 1-2 9, Olivia Heiner 2 4-6 9, Lauryn Buhr 1 3-5 5, Haylie Webster 1 1-4 3. Team: 13 19-37 47

BROWNING – Mecca BullChild 4 6-9 14, Lish Spoonhunter 5 2-3 12, Amari CalfRobe 2 5-5 9, Natalee St.Goddard 3 1-2 8, Cara Guardipee 3 0-0 7, Kinsley Bird 6, Sugar Spoonhunter 5, Brailey Racine 4. Team: 22 17-28 65

3FGs – R2 (L.Cordova, Heiner), B4 (Bird 2, St.Goddard, Guardipee).

Bulldogs win three

The Mission boys improved to 5-0 on the season with two close wins and a blowout last week.

Cedrick McDonald scored 16 points in a 45-42 home win against Bigfork on Tuesday.

Thursday in Missoula, the Bulldogs jumped out to a big early lead and held on for a 45-42 against Hellgate’s JV squad. Zoran LaFrombois hit five 3-pointers and scored 29 points in the win.

On Friday at home, LaFrombois scored 25 and McDonald had 20 in a 69-27 rout of league foe Troy.

Mission 45, Bigfork 42

Bigfork 8 - 8 - 14 - 12 – 42

Mission 9 - 12 - 12 - 12 – 45

BIGFORK – Bryce Gilliard 11, Wyatt Johnson 9, Isak Epperly 8, Levi Taylor 6, Brown 4, Colin Wade 2, Cole Knopik 2.

MISSION – Cedrick McDonald 6 2-3 16(4r,1a,3s,1b), Zoran LaFrombois 3 2-2 11(2r,2a,6s,2b), Kellen McClure 4 1-2 9(5r,5a,4s), Ross McPherson 2 0-0 4(4r,1a,1s,1b), Justin Brown 1 1-2 3(5r,1a,1b), Jadence Peone 2(1r,2a,3s), Mike Wheeler 0(2r,1a). Team: 17 6-9 45(23t,13a,17s,5b)

3FGs – MSI 5-21(LaFrombois 3-7, McDonald 2-9).

Mission 56, Hellgate JV 55

Mission 20 - 7 - 14- 15 – 56

Hellgate JV 10 - 11 - 19 - 15 – 55

MISSION – Zoran LaFrombois 11 2-2 29(6r,4a,2s), Kellen McClure 5 0-0 12(2r,4a,2s), Cedrick McDonald 3 0-0 6(2r,1a,2s), Ross McPherson 2 1-3 5(6r,2b), Mike Wheeler 3(3r,4a,2s), Justin Brown 1(4r), Jose O'Brien (2r,2a). 22 4-7 56 (24r,14a,6s,2b)

HELLGATE JV – Leo Filardi 21, Easton Sant 17, Cameron Newbold 8, Quinn Powers 7, Ian Rasmussen 2.

3FGs – MSI 8-23 (LaFrombois 5-13, McClure 2-4, Wheeler 1-3).

Mission 69, Troy 27

Mission 19 - 19 - 25 - 6 – 69

Troy 7 - 8 - 10 - 2 – 27

MISSION – Zoran LaFrombois 11 1-1 25(4r,5a,7s), Cedrick McDonald 8 4-6 20(9r,1s,2b), Kellen McClure 3 2-3 9(5r,2a,2s), Jose O'Brien 2 0-0 5(1a,2s,1b), Ross McPherson 2 0-2 4(12r,1a,1b), Justin Brown 2 0-2 4(3r,2s), Kenny Ness 2(2r), Landry Leishman 0(3r), Andrew Rush 0(1r,1a,2s), Miachael Wheelter 0(5r,1a), Erich Morigeau (3r). Team: 29 7-14 69(47r,11a,16s,4b)

TROY – Michael Foote 11, Trevor Grant 8, Paxton Fisher 4, AJ Starks 2, Barocko Garcia 2.

3FGs – MSI 4-23 (LaFrombois 2-8, McClure 1-2, O'Brien 1-4).

Lady Bulldogs stumble against Bigfork

The Mission girls (2-2) opened the week with a tough 71-45 home loss to Bigfork, but bounced back with a 42-33 road win against the Hellgate JV and a 61-22 victory at Troy.

Kooper Page scored 22 points at Troy.

Mission 61, Troy 22

Mission 35 - 12 - 10 - 4 – 61

Troy 3 - 3 - 9 - 7 – 22

MISSION – Kooper Page 9 0-0 22(3r,2a,3s), Madyson Currie 6 0-0 13(2r,7a,6s), Izzy Evans 5 0-0 10(3r,1a,7s), Olivia Adams 3 2-6 8(6r), Kason Page 0 2-2 2(2r,4a), Gabby Smith 2(5r,1a,1s), Amelia Cronk 2(1a), Ernie Tapia-Torosian 2(1r,3a,2s), Cedar Hunt (3r). 26 4-19 61(34r,19a,21s)

TROY – Autumn Fisher 9(6r), Isabelle Tunison 4, Leslie Gravier 4, Elaine Folkerts 3(6r), Pefferman-Borgmann 1. 8 4-10 22(25r,3a,8s)

3FGs – MSI 5-15 (Ko.Page 4-6, Currie 1-2), T1-11 (Folkerts 1-5).

Mission 39, Hellgate JV 29

Mission 11 - 5 - 11 - 12 – 39

Missoula 7 - 8 - 9 - 5 – 29

MISSION – Kooper Page 5 2-6 14(3r,2a,1s), Gabby Smith 3 2-5 8(8r,1s), Izzy Evans 3 0-0 7(5r), Madyson Currie 2 2-3 6(4r,5a,1s,2b), Kason Page 1 2-2 4(8r,2a,2s), Cedar Hunt (3r), Olivia Adams 0(1r). 14 8-16 39(34r,9a,5s,2b)

MISSOULA HELLGATE JV – [#30]Alex Mund 6 5-11 17(7r), [#14]Linsey Hoppe 2 0-0 6, [#5]Carmen Anderson 3(7r,4a,2s), [#32]Lilly Lambert 2(4s). 10 6-19 29(36r,8a,11s)

3FGs – MSI 3-17 (Ko.Page 2-7, Evans 1-2), MHJV 3-15 ([#14]Hoppe 2-4, [#5]Anderson 1-5).

Bigfork 71, Mission 45

Mission 10 - 15 - 0 - 20 – 45

Bigfork 17 - 16 - 18 - 20 – 71

MISSION – Kason Page 4 6-8 16(9r), Kooper Page 4 2-2 13(4r,2a,6s), Madyson Currie 5 0-0 12(3r,3a,1s,1b), Izzy Evans 2(4r,1a), Olivia Adams 2(3r), Gabby Smith 0(4r,1s), Ernie Tapia-Torosian 0(1r), Amelia Cronk 0. 15 8-10 45(32r,6a,8s,1b)

BIGFORK – Emma Berreth 6 6-6 20(9r,3s), Braeden Gunlock 6 0-1 13(12r,6a,3s,2b), Madison Chappuis 5 0-1 11(7r,5a,3s), Callie Gembala 5 0-1 10, Scout Nadeau 2 3-5 7(6r), Ava Davey 2 0-0 4, Hannah Ayers 3, Callie Martinz 3(6r). 28 9-14 71(48r,18a,11s,6b)

3FGs – MSI 7-23 (Ko.Page 3-10, Ka.Page 2-5), B6-19 (Berreth 2-7, Chappuis 1-1, Martinz 1-1, Ayers 1-2, Gunlock 1-4).

Vikings go 1-1

Stetson Reum scored a team-high 16 points as the Charlo boys took a 71-56 loss Friday night at St. Regis. Tucker Love added 10 points.

The Vikings (2-4) bounced back with a huge 73-28 home win over Philipsburg on Saturday.

Reum had 19 points and Wes Anderson scored 16.

St. Regis 71, Charlo 56

Charlo 18 - 12 - 14 - 12 – 56

St.Regis 21- 17- 20 - 13 – 71

CHARLO – Stetson Reum 8 0-0 16(7r), Tucker Love 4 0-0 10(4r,1a,2s), Keaton Piedalue 4 2-2 10(5r,2a), Coyle Nagy 4 1-2 9(6r,2a,2s), Colt Hovet 4 0-0 8(2r), *Hayden Hollow 2(1r,1s), Wesley Anderson 1(8r,2s). 25 4-8 56(33r,6a,7s)

ST.REGIS – Caleb Ball 6 10-11 23, *John Pruitt 18, Tanner Day 17, Adam Ball 7, Hunter Stolla 3, Kaleb Park 3. 24 19-26 71

3FGs – C2-20 (Love 2-8,), SR4-25 (Stolla 1-2,C.Ball 1-4, Park 1-6, Pruitt 1-8).

Charlo 73, Philipsburg 28

P-burg 11 - 4 - 9 - 4 – 28

Charlo 18 - 18 - 20 - 17 – 73

PHILIPSBURG – Andrew Tallon 4 3-4 15, Hayden Mason 3 1-2 8, Cavan Babbitt 3(6r), Cordell Langton 2. 9 5-10 28

CHARLO – Stetson Reum 9 1-2 19(13r,1a), Wesley Anderson 8 0-1 16(16r), Keaton Piedalue 7 0-2 15(9r,2a,1s), Hayden Hollow 3 0-0 6(2r,1a,1s), Coyle Nagy 3 0-0 6(7r,1a,1s), Jacob Tomlin 2 0-0 4(1r), Hayden Smith 3(1r), Tucker Love 1 0-2 2(2r,4a), Colt Hovet 2(1r). 35 1-7 73(52r,9a,3s)

3FGs – P5-24(Tallon 4-10, Mason 1-6), C2-14(H.Smith 1-1, Piedalue 1-5).

Lady Vikings improve to 5-1

The Lady Vikings (5-1) cruised to a 40-25 win at St. Regis on Friday, then knocked off Philipsburg 56-39 Saturday night at home.

Kassidy Cox led the way with 15 points at St. Regis. Mila Hawks had 19 points and four assists against Philipsburg.

Charlo 40, St. Regis 25

Charlo 5 - 10 - 10 - 15 – 40

St. Regis 2 - 4 - 12 - 7 – 25

CHARLO – Kassidi Cox 7 1-5 15(7r,3s), Mila Hawk 4 0-0 8(6r,7a,6s), Darcy Coleman 4 0-3 8(8r), Hayleigh Smith 2 1-2 5(5r,3a,2s), Seeley McDonald 1 0-2 2(3r), Sidney Bauer 2(6r)

Charlo 56, Philipsburg 39

P-burg 7 - 8 - 8 - 16 – 39

Charlo 13 - 12- 13- 18 – 56

PHILIPSBURG – Asha Comings 13, Reece Pitcher 11, Rachel Ward 10, Lucia Lee 2, Ramsey Smith 2, Montannah Piar 1.

CHARLO – Mila Hawk 5 8-14 19(3,4a,3s), Kassidi Cox 5 3-4 12(6r,1s), Sidney Bauer 5 1-7 11(9r,1a), Seeley McDonald 1 4-5 6(5r,1s), Darcy Coleman 2 0-0 4(2r), Hayleigh Smith 4 (5r,4a,4s), Katelyn Young (1r,1a).

3FGs – C2 (M.Hawk, Kass.Cox).

Warriors, Scarlets fall to Loyola

Boys: Loyola 68, Arlee 27

Arlee 5 - 9 - 7 - 6 – 27

Loyola 19 - 17 - 18 - 14 – 68

ARLEE – Ben Harlow 8, Kendall O'Neill 7, Jace Arca 6, Kaiden Ostby 3, Jake Knoll 3.

MISSOULA LOYOLA – Ethan Stack 13, Bryce Lapham 12, Raef Konzen 10, Kaylor Hall 8, Troy Alford 6, Declan Harrington 6, Reynolds Johnson 6, Noah Haffey 5, Clayton Ogilvie 2.

Girls: Loyola 81, Arlee 20

Arlee 11 - 2 - 4 - 3 – 20

Loyola 28 - 27 - 17 - 9 – 81

ARLEE – Raven Parson 8, Xaria Jacobson 7, McKaryss Fisher 4, Princess Bolen 1.

MISSOULA LOYOLA – Kennedy McCorkle 23, Natalie Clevenger 12, Jami Janetski 12, Ora Lindauer 8, Addie Nault 8, Addison Jacobson 7, Giovanna Horner 5, Evelyn Demblans 4, Drew Lamb 2.

photo

Jazlyn Dalbey puts up a shot against Missoula Loyola. (Courtesy of Bob Gunderson)

photo

Polson's Julia Barnard drives the lane against Loyola. (Courtesy of Bob Gunderson)

photo

Jarrett Wilson looks for a lane against Loyola. (Courtesy of Bob Gunderson)

photo

Colton Graham scored 16 points in a win over Missoula Loyola. (Courtesy of Bob Gunderson)

Recent Headlines