Vikings tame Tigers, 57-45; hold off Horsemen, 76-66

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At Charlo last week, the host Vikings added another set of conference victories to their restart of a new win streak after their previously undefeated season was interrupted.

Last Thursday, the Vikings outscored the visiting Tigers of St. Regis through the first three periods to build up an 18-point buffer, then withstood a small run by the visitors that only carved into the margin by a half dozen.

Landers Smith led all scorers with a double-double that included a baker’s dozen boards, while cousins Connor Koenig and Nate Delaney combined for more than two dozen.

The following evening, on Friday, the Vikings ended up trailing the visiting Plains Horsemen by a mere handful after the first frame, but put up a mega second quarter that flipped the script by the mid-teens. Thereafter, Plains managed to slightly outscore their host during both frames of the second half, but Charlo was able to counter enough of their surge stampede to retain the reins of the outcome.

Smith chipped in his second double-double of the week, while cousins Koenig and Delaney collaborated on more that thirty.

The Vikings travel to face Two Eagle River on Friday, Jan. 25, then host Noxon on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Charlo 76, Plains 66

Nate Delaney surpassed the hundred threshold for season scoring, while Landers Smith crested the 800 point plateau for varsity career scoring.

Charlo (7-1, 11-1), Plains (4-3, 6-5)

Plains 16 6 15 29 – 66

Charlo 12 26 13 25 – 76

PLAINS – Derick Curry 23, Matt McCracken 14, Treydon Brouillette 12, Jake Weyers 8, Esvin Reyes 7, Nathan Feliksa 2.

CHARLO – Connor Koenig 6 8-10 22(2r,5a,3s,1b), Landers Smith 5 10-13 20(13r,5a,5s,1b), Nate Delaney 2 4-6 10(3r,2a), Garett Vaughn 3 0-1 9(4r,6a,2s), Phil Marquez 3 1-4 9(2r,1a), Roper Edwards 2 0-0 6(1r,1a,1b).

3FGs – P4-14 (McCracken 2-7, Curry 1-1, Weyers 1-2), C11-21 (Vaughan 3-5, Edwards 2-2, Marquez 2-3, Delaney 2-4, Koenig 2-5). (Fr18Jan19)

Charlo 57, St. Regis 45

Connor Koenig crested the double century (200) point plateau for varsity career scoring.

Charlo (6-1, 10-1), St. Regis (1-6, 3-8)

St. Regis 11 8 13 13 – 45

Charlo 17 18 15 7 – 57

ST. REGIS – Adam Ball 14, Ian Farris 13, Tanner Day 10, James Booker 4, Andrew Sanford 2, Nicholas Day 2.

CHARLO – Landers Smith 8 1-3 17(13r, 2a,4s), Connor Koenig 6 1-2 16(3r,5a,1s), Nate Delaney 3 3-3 10(6r,1s), Brock Tomlin 3 0-0 6(5r,4a,2s,1b), Garett Vaughn 2 0-0 4(1r), Nathan Clark 2(2r,1s), Braydon Zempel 2, Phil Marquez (2r,3a), Joe Castor (2r,1a,1s), Roper Edwards (2b), Coyle Nagy (1r).

3FGs – SR1-4 (T.Day 1-1), C4-21 (Koenig 3-6, Delaney 1-6). (Th17Jan19)

Deer Lodge 74, Mission 63

Deer Lodge’s big first quarter was enough to secure a win over the Bulldogs.

Wacey McClure scored 19 points to lead Mission, Jacob Hugs had 17 and Flint McPherson added 11 while Lane Spidel chipped in nine points.

Deer Lodge got a big game from Dyllon McDermid, who scored 28 points.

Deer Lodge 74, Mission 63

Wacey McClure and Flint McPherson both crested the century (100) point plateau for season scoring.

Mission (2-2, 5-5), Deer Lodge (2-2, 9-2)

Mission 5 22 17 19 – 63

Deer Lodge 16 18 22 18 – 74

MISSION ST. IGNATIUS – Wacey McClure 19, Jacob Hugs 17, Flint McPherson 11, Lane Spidel 9, Lucas Vanderburg 4, Matt Anderson 3.

DEER LODGE – Dyllon McDermid 28 Ben Anderson 18 Dalton Pauley 8 Zane Fowler 6 Ozzie King 6 Judd Applegate 6 Greydon Nicholson 2 (Sa19Jan19)

Bigfork 72, Mission 49

Mission’s Matt Anderson led his team with 16 points and the Bulldogs were in the game for a half before Bigfork pulled away in the second.

Bigfork outscored Mission, 34-16, in the second half.

Flint McPherson and Jedi Christy each added eight points for the Bulldogs while Jacob Hugs scored six.

Bigfork’s Anders Epperly had 12 assists as he set the all-class state assists record set by Randy Robinson in 1992, previously 691. Epperly’ has 699. He also scored 7 points.

Bigfork head coach Sam Tudor earned his 100th career win while Colton Reichenbach scored a career-high 26 points. Logan Gillard added 22.

Bigfork 72, Mission 49

Jacob Hugs crested the century (100) point plateau for season scoring.

6B Mission (5-4), 7B Bigfork (11-1)

Mission 15 18 8 8 – 49

Bigfork 21 17 19 15 – 72

MISSION ST. IGNATIUS – Matt Anderson 16, Jedi Christy 8, Flint McPherson 8, Jacob Hugs 6, Wacey McClure 5, Lane Spidel 4, Lucas Vanderburg 2.

BIGFORK – Colton Reichenbach 26, Logan Gilliard 22, Clayton Reichenbach 9, Anders Epperly 7, Colt Thorness 4, Luke Schmit 3, Brady Thorness 1. (Fr18Jan19)

Valley Christian 58,

Two Eagle River 47

Despite 23 points from Dom Finley, the Eagles fell to Valley Christian.

Two Eagle trailed 17-9 after the first quarter and 29-23 at the half.

Isaac Bullen added eight points for Mission.

Two Eagle River 9 14 10 14 — 47

Valley Christian 17 12 10 18 — 58

Two Eagle River: Dom Finley 23, William Hameline 1, Nate OldHorn 3, Anthony Charlo 3, Kesean Burke 2, Travis Pierre 2, Elias Adams 3, Isaac Bullen 8, Michael Brown 2.

Valley Christian: Brennan Cox 6, Casey Reimer 6, Branson Becker 7, Ty Messner 12, Cameron Fritz 8, Eyan Becker 9, Riley Reimer 10.

Hot Springs 63,

Two Eagle River 35

Hot Springs dominated from the start in a win over Two Eagle River, Thursday.

Michael Brown led the Eagles with nine points while Anthony Charlo and Kesean Burke each had five points.

Tyler Knudsen led the winners with 23 points and Brandon Knudsen scored 12.

Two Eagle River 8 6 6 15 — 35

Hot Springs 18 22 12 11 — 63

Two Eagle River: Michael Brown 9, Travis Pierre 5, Anthony Charlo 5, Kesean Burke 5, Nate Oldhorn 4, Isaac Bullen 4, William Hameline 3.

Hot Springs: Tyler Knudsen 23, Brandon Knudsen 12, Tyler Carr 7, Benedict Waterbury 7, Luke Waterbury 5, Kyle Lawson 4, Jack McAllister 3, Russel Morton 2.

Noxon 67,

Two Eagle River 43

Noxon’s big first half was enough for a win over the Eagles. The hosts led 37-20 at halftime.

Levi Brubaker led Noxon with 16 points while Alex Currie and Logan Wood each had 15.

Travis Pierre led the Eagles with 23 points.

Two Eagle River 12 8 17 6 — 43

Noxon 12 25 18 12 — 67

Two Eagle River: Travis Pierre 22, Keasean Burke 5, William Hameline 4, Nate Oldhorn 2, Anthony Charlo 2, Shade Tanner 2, Michael Brown 2.

Noxon: Levi Brubaker 16, Alex Currie 15, Logan Wood 15, Rylan Weltz 8, Jeriko Smith 6, Owen Fisher 5, Edison VanVleet 2.

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