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Class A Girls: Local teams pick up wins

by Brandon Hansen / For The Leader
| February 1, 2024 12:00 AM

Ronan clamps down on Libby

Libby was held to four points in the first half, and Ronan Maidens came away with a 44-21 Northwest A victory during a doubleheader home game last Saturday. The victory moved Ronan to 5-8 on the season and 3-4 in league play.

Ronan led by seven after the first quarter and went on a 17-2 run before halftime for the 26-4 lead. Both teams played evenly in the second half, and the Maidens cruised to victory.

Kailyn Marengo led Ronan with 11 points, while Zailee Hewankorn notched nine points and Neveah Perez had eight.

At Ronan

RONAN 44, LIBBY 21

Ronan - 9 - 17 - 6 - 12 - 44

Libby - 2 - 2 - 6 - 11 - 21

RONAN SCORING - Kailyn Marengo 11, Zailee Hewankorn 9, Neveah Perez 8, Arianna Zepeda 6, Maddy Illig 5, Ally Luedtke 2, Nikki Kendall 2

Lady Pirates fall in Browning

Polson scored two points in the fourth quarter and fell 57-30 to Browning in Northwest A Conference action on Friday, Jan. 26. Samantha Rensvold led the Lady Pirates with nine points.

Browning was ahead 16-13 after one quarter and then went on a 17-7 run before halftime.

The Lady Indians opened the second half on a 20-8 run to further add to their advantage, and both teams combined for six points in the fourth quarter.

McKenna Hanson also added six points to the Lady Pirates’ efforts.

At Browning

BROWNING 57, POLSON 30

Polson - 13 - 7 - 8 - 2 - 30

Browning - 16 - 17- 20 - 4 - 57

POLSON SCORING - Samantha Rensvold 9, McKenna Hanson 6, Julia Barnard 3, Hinkley Moss 3, Aleysia Black 2, Natalie Adams 2

C-Falls wins at Ronan

Ronan fell to 4-8 on the season with a 60-17 loss in Northwest A Conference action against Columbia Falls on Friday, Jan. 25.

Columbia Falls led 7-2 after the first quarter but went on a 21-5 run in the second quarter. Ronan notched 10 points in the second half in the loss.

Maddy Illig led the Maidens with five points.

Columbia Falls improved to 3-2 in conference play and 4-6 overall, while Ronan fell to 2-4 in conference play.

At Ronan

COLUMBIA FALLS 60, RONAN 17

C-Falls - 7 - 21 - 19 - 13 - 60

Ronan - 2 - 5 - 7 - 3 - 17

RONAN SCORING - Maddy Illig 5, Kailyn Marengo 4, Lauryn Buhr 3, Kylee Kelch 2, Ernie Tapia-Torosian 1, Arianna Zepeda 1, Zailee Hewan Korn

Lady Pirates stump Libby

Polson’s defense clamped down in the middle quarters, and the Lady Pirates came away with a 44-38 Northwest A Conference victory over Libby on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Trailing after the first quarter 10-9, Polson went on an 11-9 run for the 20-14 halftime lead.

After extending their lead by two more points in the third, Polson fended off any Libby late-game heroics for the victory.

Rylee-Taylor-Jefferson led Polson with 10 points, while Julia Barnard had nine points.

At Polson

POLSON 44, LIBBY 38

Libby - 10 - 4 - 7 - 17 - 38

Polson - 9 - 11 - 9 - 15 – 44

POLSON SCORING - Rylee Taylor-Jefferson 10, Julia Barnard 9, Samantha Rensvold 5, Aleysia Black 5, Ahrianna Rushing 5, McKenna Hanson 2, Hinkley Moss 2, Olivia Jore 2, Natalie Adams 3, Josie Henriksen 1

Ronan takes out Whitefish 

Ronan overcame a one-point second quarter to battle back for a 40-36 Northwest A Conference victory on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Whitefish led 13-10 after one quarter in their home gym and then went on a 6-1 run in the second for a 19-11 halftime lead. Ronan fired back with a 14-7 run in the third quarter to pull within one point, 26-25, and outscored the Lady Bulldogs by five points in the final stanza.

Maddy Illig led the Maidens with 15 points, while Ally Luedtke and Arianna Zepeda each had six points.

At Whitefish

RONAN 40, WHITEFISH 36

Ronan - 10 - 1 - 14 - 15 - 40

W-Fish - 13 - 6 - 7 - 10 - 36

RONAN SCORING - Maddy Illig 15, Ally Luedtke 6, Arianna Zepeda 6, Neveah Perez 5, Zailee Hewan Korn 3, Kailyn Marengo 3, Lauryn Buhr 2

    Maiden Ally Luedtke moves the ball down the court in last week's double-header against the Libby Loggers. (Susan Lake photo)
 
 
    Maiden Arianna Zepeda controls the ball during Saturday's home game against Libby. (Matt Detwiler photo)
 
 



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