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Basketball Roundup: Lady Vikings reach 10-0

by Lake County Leader
| February 10, 2021 7:00 AM

The Charlo girls basketball team remained sharp with a pair of wins over the weekend as the regular season winds down.

Senior Connor Fryberger surpassed 300 career varsity points as Charlo (10-0) cruised against Hot Springs with a 58-15 win Thursday at home and followed it with a 51-31 road victory at Clark Fork on Saturday.

Junior Kassidy Cox had one of her best games of the season Saturday, scoring 17 points and grabbing eight rebounds. The Lady Vikings pulled away with a 9-0 third period. Connor Fryberger had 10 points and five rebounds, while Carlee Fryberger snagged seven steals and scored four points.

Against Hot Springs on Thursday, Charlo held their opponents to no more than five points a quarter while nearly reaching 60 points on offense. Hayleigh Smith led Charlo with 13 points. Carlee Fryberger had nine, and Liev Smith pulled down five rebounds to go with six points.

Maidens split a pair

The Ronan girls lost a close one on the road Thursday, falling 58-51 at Browning. An 18-10 third period was the difference for Browning (5-4).

The Maidens (7-4) had won four straight and seven of their last eight heading into the contest.

LaReina Cordova scored a team-high nine points in the loss, while Jaylea Lunceford added 10 rebounds and seven points. Jaeleigh Gatch scored six points to go with five rebounds.

Tuesday at Arlee, the Maidens jumped out to a 23-6 lead after the first period and led the Scarlets (1-9) by 38 points at half en route to a 71-32 win.

Halle Adams scored six points and had five rebounds for Arlee.

Ronan got points from 10 players, led by Jaylea Lunceford’s 12 and 10 each from LaReina Cordova and Jaeleigh Gatch.

Lady Bulldogs top Scarlets

Sydney Brander had 17 points, seven rebounds and eight assists and Madyson Currie added 13 points and seven rebounds as the Mission girls won 77-30 on the road against their nearby rivals.

The Scarlets got eight points from Leiloni Butler and shot 2 of 4 from 3-point range. McKirah Fisher had five points and three rebounds.

Gabby Smith scored 11 points and had four steals for Mission (7-6).

Mission’s game at Florence-Carlton, scheduled for Feb. 2, was cancelled.

On Thursday at Bigfork, the Valkyries (7-4) went on an 18-6 run in the second period and rode the lead to the end for a 52-41 win.

Madyson Currie and Sydney Brander each had a team-high 12 points in the loss. Brander added 10 rebounds. Kooper Page scored nine points.

Lady Pirates just miss

The Polson girls nearly pulled off their first win of the season Thursday night at Libby, The Lady Pirates had a 12-point lead partway through the third frame, but were unable to stave off a Lady Logger rally.

Jaivin BadBear, McKenna Hanson and Mossy Kauley each scored a team-high seven points for Polson (0-8), and Jazlyn Dalbey added six points.

Due to a string of early cancellations, Polson is set to play five games in seven days, starting with a visit to Mission on Tuesday night. They’ll face the Lady Loggers again at home Saturday.

Chiefs take down Warriors

Senior Girma Detwiler grabbed his 200th career varsity rebound for Ronan (7-3) as the Chiefs pulled away in the second period in a 71-32 home win Tuesday, Feb. 2 over Arlee (0-7).

Hunter Brown led the Warriors with eight points. Micah Johnson added five.

Ronan got 15 points from Leonard Burke, who went 2 for 3 from 3-point range. Detwiler added 10 points and seven rebounds.Sage Coffman had 10 points and six rebounds for the Chiefs.

Marlo Tonasket had five points to go with eight rebounds for Arlee.

Ronan’s home game scheduled for Thursday against Browning was cancelled.

Vikings split a pair

The Charlo boys avenged an earlier loss to conference foe Hot Springs with a 59-48 home victory on Thursday, before falling 60-44 at Clark Fork on Saturday.

Stetson Reum went off against Hot Springs, pouring in 25 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for the double-double. Meanwhile, Keaton Piedalue and Roper Edwards each added 15 points for Charlo (6-4).

At Clark Fork, Stetson Reum led the way again with 15 point, while Phil Marquez stepped up with 12 points.