Last Tuesday, the Arlee Scarlets traveled to Missoula where they engaged the Class B 10th-ranked Loyola Breakers in a cross-classification clash. The contest was a contrast of two halves, with the Scarlets building a nine point halftime lead. Loyola would counter in the second half, making adjustments on offense while tightening up its defensive press that created multiple Arlee turnovers. Their efforts would result in a tie game at 47 apiece entering the final frame. Thereafter, the Breakers would outscore the Scarlets by the margin of victory.
This past Thursday, the Scarlets hosted Charlo for Arlee Senior Night with the District 14C crown hinging on the outcome. Renowned for their stingy defense, the Lady Vikings came out with a hot shooting hand, closing out the first frame with an 11-0 run that gave them an eight point advantage to start the second period. Charlo led by a half dozen at the half and 38-31 midway through the third quarter when Arlee countered with a 7-0 run to knot the score at 38 apiece entering the final frame. Louetta Conko-Camel would net a pair of free throws to flip the script, giving the Scarlets a 40-39 advantage at the five-minute mark and change.
Charlo would counter with its own 7-0 run that included a pair of dishes from Allie Delaney to Destiny Manuel and a corner triple by Kaitlin Cox. Scarlet Conko-Camel converted a deuce-and-one to pull Arlee within a single possession 43-46, but Charlo went 3-for-5 from the charity stripe and scored on an offensive rebound putback to account for the margin of victory.
Arlee bids farewell to a septet of seasoned seniors in Alyssia Vanderburg, Louetta Conko-Camel, Nellie Desjarlais, Noelle West, Sydni Rogers, Hailey Shepherd and Tomi Brazill.
Although both Arlee and Charlo ended with identical 11-1 district records, the No. 1 seed tilted to the Scarlets on the strength of their 12-point 53-41 victory back in early January. Charlo is seeded second. Arlee has a first-round bye and will face the winner between No. 4 seed Hot Springs and fifth-seeded St. Regis on Friday at 5:15 p.m. at SKC in Pablo. Charlo, seeded second, faces No. 7 Two Eagle River at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lady Vikings sparkle to end regular season
The Lady Vikings ended the regular schedule on a high note with a pair of crucial conference wins.
This past Thursday, Charlo traveled to Arlee for a second round rematch with the District 14C crown hanging in the balance. The Lady Vikings opened the game with a hot shooting hand, closing out the first frame with an 11-0 run that gave them an eight point advantage to start the second period. Charlo led by a half dozen at the half and 38-31 midway through the third quarter when Arlee countered with a 7-0 run to knot the score at 38 apiece entering the final frame. Louetta Conko-Camel would net a pair of free throws to flip the script, giving the Scarlets a 40-39 advantage at the five minute mark and change.
Charlo would counter with its own 7-0 run that included a pair of dishes from Allie Delaney to Destiny Manuel and a corner triple by Kaitlin Cox. A deuce-and-one would pull Arlee within a single possession 43-46, but Charlo went 3-5 from the charity stripe and scored on an offensive rebound putback to account for the margin of victory.
The following evening on Friday, the Lady Vikings would host visiting Hot Springs as they honored their seasoned seniors on Senior Night. Trailing after the first frame, the Lady Viking scored in double figures the following frames while holding the Lady Savage Heat to lower point production. The Lady Vikings bid farewell to a trio of seniors in Kaitlin Cox, Allie Delaney and Teaira Truman. The trio have cumulatively amassed more than 1000 points, 800 rebounds, 200 assists and 300 steals in collaboration over the course of their varsity careers.
The win gives both Charlo and Arlee duplicate 11-1 district records, but the score differential of a pair of deuces between their two games favored Arlee with the No. 1 seeding heading into the district tournament.
With the No. 2 seed, Charlo faces seventh-seeded Two Eagle River at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Charlo 51, Arlee 43
Scarlet Louetta Conko-Camel crested the half millennial (500) point plateau for varsity career scoring, while Alyssia Vanderburg crossed the 1700 point threshold for varsity career scoring. Lady Viking Allie Delaney reached the summit of the triple century (300) plateau for varsity career rebounding, while Kaitlin Cox crossed the 300 threshold for varsity career rebounding. Truman crossed the 200 threshold for varsity career rebounding.
Arlee (11-1, 12-6), Charlo (10-1, 16-1)
Charlo 19 12 7 13 51
Arlee 11 14 13 5 43
CHARLO Carlee Fryberger 7 1-3 16(7r,2s), Kaitlin Cox 5 1-3 16(2r,1a,1s), *Destiny Manuel 3 4-4 10(4r,1a,3s), *Teaira Truman 2 2-4 6(11r,2a), Liev Smith 1 0-5 2(6r,2a), Allie Delaney 1(3r,5a,3s), Bella Hawk 0 Aryal Love 0 Brooke Alder 0 Hailey Weible 0 Connor Fryberger 0
ARLEE Alyssia Vanderburg 18(6r,2s,3b), Louetta Conko-Camel 13, Nellie Desjarlais 10(4r,3s,2b), Halle Adams 2, Noelle West 2, tmA(hudl: 25r,7a,10s,5b).
3FGs C6-8 (Cox 5-7, Car.Fryberger 1-1), A(Vanderburg 3, Desjarlais). (Th07Feb19)
Asterisk (*) denotes stat variant(s) where visitor specs differ from venue/media coverage: Manuel 8p, Truman 8p
Loyola 70, Arlee 62
Nellie Desjarlais crested the quintuple century (500) point plateau for varsity career scoring.
14C Arlee (12-5), 6B Loyola (13-4)
Arlee 13 22 12 15 62
Loyola 17 9 21 23 70
ARLEE Alyssia Vanderburg 21(14r,1s,1b), Nellie Desjarlais 16, Noelle West 10, Emily Fiddler 6(a), Louetta Conko-Camel 6, Sydni Rogers 2(s), Halle Adams 1, tmA(hudl: 41r,13a,8s,2b)
MISSOULA LOYOLA Lani Walker 29, Sam Clevenger 21, Laney Denning 7, Syd Koppang 5, Violet Whitegrass 4, Nat Clevenger 4.
3FGs A(West, Fiddler, Desjarlais, Conko-Camel), L (). (Tu05Feb19)
Arlee 78, Two Eagle 14
ARLEE Halle Adams 9 1-3 19, Louetta Conko-Camel 6 0-0 13, Cheyenne Pablo 4 0-2 8, Shelby Smith 2 2-2 8, Sydni Rogers 2 2-3 6, Hailey Shepherd 3 0-0 6, Alyssia Vanderburg 3 0-0 6, Nellie Desjarlais 2 1-2 5, Emily Fiddler 2 1-2 5, Noelle West 2.
3FGs A2 (Smith 2, Conko-Camel). (Sa02Feb19)
Charlo 40, Hot Springs 30
Destiny Manuel crossed the century (100) threshold for varsity career steals, while Allie Delaney crossed the triple century (300) threshold for varsity career rebounding while simultaneously reaching the 100 summit for season rebounds.
Charlo (11-1, 17-1), Hot Springs (6-6, 10-8)
Hot Springs 9 7 8 6 30
Charlo 6 13 10 11 40
HOT SPRINGS Katelyn Christensen 9 McKennzie Cannon 7 Sydney Jackson 5 Brianna Gray 5 Lizzy Fisher 4
CHARLO Carlee Fryberger 3 5-6 12(5r,3s,1b), Kaitlin Cox 3 0-2 7(4r,2a,1s), Liev Smith 2 2-4 6(2r,4s), Teaira Truman 2 0-0 5(3s), Destiny Manuel 1 1-6 3(4r,4s), Hailey Weible 3, Connor Fryberger 0 2-2 2(1s), Allie Delaney 2(2r,1a,2s), Kira McPhail 0(1b).
3FGs HS (), C4-11 (Weible 1-1, Truman 1-2, Car.Fryberger 1-2, Cox 1-6). (Fr08Feb19)
Asterisk (*) denotes stat variant(s) where iScout stat specs differ from media coverage: Car.Fryberger 11p, Cox 8p
Deer Lodge 49, Mission 33
Mission (1-6, 7-9), Deer Lodge (4-3, 10-6)
Deer Lodge 14 9 14 12 49
Mission 7 10 3 13 33
DEER LODGE Mya Wirth 12, Rilee Gray 8, Alyssa Lamb 7, Jordan Senecal 6, Rachel Nicholson 6, Jessie Gravely 5, Mackenzie Meagher 3, Kamryn Scully 2.
MISSION ST. IGNATIUS Azia Umphrey 4 2-2 12(2r,2s), Addison Arlint 4 2-7 10, Karolyna Buck 2 0-0 6(5r,1a,2s,2b), Madyson Currie 1 0-1 3(5r,3a,2s,1b), Sydney Brander 2, tmMSI(hudl: 37r,7a,7s,3b).
3FGs DL7-19 (Senecal 2-3, Wirth 2-9, Meagher 1-1, Nicholson 1-2, Gray 1-4), MSI 5-15 (Buck 2-3, Umphrey 2-6, Currie 1-3). (Sa09Feb19)
Mission 53, Thompson Falls 38
Afton Brander crested the triple century (300) point plateau for varsity career scoring.
6B Mission (7-8), 7B T-Falls (5-12)
T-Falls 10 4 9 15 38
Mission 20 4 13 16 53
THOMPSON FALLS Jody Detlaff 17 Caity Alexander 9 Sarah Detlaff 4 Riley Wilson 4 Elli Pardee 2 Abbi Lane 2
MISSION ST. IGNATIUS Addison Arlint 13, Azia Umphrey 10(5r,4s), Sydney Brander 9(9r,5a,4s), Karolyna Buck 9(4r,3a,8s,1b), Madyson Currie 8(2r,4a,5s), Afton Brander 4,tmMSI(hudl:44r,16a,28s,1b).
Plains 68, Two Eagle 11
TaRae Goodluck crested the century (100) point plateau for season scoring.
Two Eagle (0-12, 0-18), Plains (7-5, 11-7)
Two Eagle River 0 7 2 2 11
Plains 26 18 11 13 68
TWO EAGLE RIVER TaRae Goodluck 9, Lulani Miller 2.
PLAINS Kylee Altmiller 19, Rachel Huenink 12, Natalee Deschamps 9, Kassidy Kinzie 8, Miera Loberg 6, Emma Morgan 4, Willow Sturdevant 4, Brook Strafford 3, Haley Josephson 2, Mariah Smith 1.