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TUES., 12-04 BOYS BBALL RESULTS

December 5, 2012
Northwest Montana A Conference



 

TUES., 12-04    
LIBBY 41 BONNERS FERRY 40
BUTTE 63 BELGRADE 59  

 

Prep boys' basketball: Libby pulls out win over Bonners Ferry

 

LIBBY – The Libby boys’ basketball team got its season under way in thrilling fashion Tuesday evening.

Will Reichel hit the second of two free throws with less than a second left to lift the Northwestern A Loggers to a 41-40 come-from-behind victory over Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Libby (1-0), which trailed 32-28 at the start of the fourth quarter, pulled even at 40-40 on a 3-pointer by junior guard Jared Winslow.

Bonners Ferry missed a potential game-winning bucket in the waning moments and Reichel was fouled while corralling the rebound with half a second on the scoreboard.

Reichel missed his first attempt before draining the next.

Winslow led the Loggers with 12 points, while senior wing Barak Lapka and senior post Kraig Nelson scored 10 apiece for Libby.

Bonners Ferry 5 8 19 8 – 40

Libby 13 9 6 13 – 41

BONNERS FERRY – G. Skeen 4, C. Fitch 5, C. Woods 9, E. Moe 12, R. Farrens 4, J. Pluid 4, B. Evans 2.

LIBBY – Dan Leggins 4, Will Reichel 5, Jared Winslow 12, Barak Lapka 10, Kraig Nelson 10.

 

Butte High boys win opener

 
Updated: December 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm
 
Belgrade's Drew Fowler guards Butte High's Zach Bunney in the first quarter of Tuesday's game at the Civic Center. (Bill Foley photo)Belgrade's Drew Fowler guards Butte High's Zach Bunney in the first quarter of Tuesday's game at the Civic Center. (Bill Foley photo)

Terry Hauser will likely win a lot of games as a basketball coach. The one he won Tuesday night will be a forever memory.

The 63-59 Butte High boys’ basketball win over Belgrade came in the first game of the season, which was also the 26-year-old Hauser’s debut as a head coach.

To hear him talk about it though, he didn’t really win it. The Bulldogs did.

“It was a good game,“ Hauser, effervescent from the successful evening in the Butte Civic Center, said. “The boys  from Belgrade are good shooters and their point guard (Jeremy Ragar) is a heck of a player. Zach Bunney did a good job of containing him. We told Bunney he’s the guy we need to stop and he did.“

The win was not assured until the final seconds. Class AA Butte High didn’t have the lead for good until Dallas Cook sank two free throws, lifting the Bulldogs ahead, 49-48, with just less than five minutes left to play.

Cook wound up with game-highs of 20 points and 11 rebounds. The two free throws started an important 6-0 Butte High run that also included another Cook basket and one by Peter Granger off a Cook assist.

The Panthers crept back to within 53-52 as Ragar meshed a foul shot and Jered Bryant converted a three-point play.

Butte High responded with six more points in a row — one basket by Granger and two by Cook with Bunney assisting on two of the three makes.

Class A Belgrade closed to within three points, then four, on the play of Shiloh Christopher, Jered Bryant and Ragar. Bunney then drained two freebies with 8 seconds on the clock for a 63-57 Butte High advantage and Hauser ordered the Bulldogs to stay away from Panther shooters. They did and Ragar’s layup with three seconds left Belgrade four points short as time expired.

“Dallas Cook was a beast, as usual,” Hauser enthused.

The Panthers had burned the Bulldogs with 28 points in the third quarter after being held to 16 in the first half. Belgrade marksmen buried five of the seven 3-point shots they attempted in the frame,  going ahead of the Bulldogs 44-41 before the fourth quarter began.

The Panthers were held scoreless from 3-point range in the final period.

“We started to switch more on screens in the fourth quarter,” Hauser said about cranking down on   had no subs for those players.”

Fouls eventually cost the Bulldogs the services of Granger and Brian Smith.

So, keeping the lead late was a challenge.

“They got a lead and the boys didn’t give it up,” Hauser said. “There’s no give-up in them. I can’t say enough about the effort.”

Granger had 19 points and seven rebounds. Cory Farstveet pulled down nine rebounds as the Bulldogs won on the boards, also, 42-33. Bunney and Farstveet finished with eight points each, Smith with six, and six assists, and Chase Plum had two points. Tyler Peterson and Chanse Kremer also saw time on the court.

Belgrade was led by Ragar with 15 points, Bryant with 14 and Christopher with 10. Christopher grabbed nine rebounds.

The Bulldogs will play at Class AA Helena High on Thursday.

BELGRADE (0-1) — Jeremy Ragar 4-7 4-6 15, Drew Fowler 1-3 1-1 3, Jered Bryant 4-7  4-5 14, Brandon Karnath 2-10 1-2 5, Shiloh Christopher 5-13 0-0 10, Trevor Mahn 3-11 0-2 7, Brandon Stubbs 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 21-54 10-16 59.

BUTTE HIGH (1-0) — Peter Granger 8-16 2-3 19, Brian Smith 2-5 1-2 6, Zach Bunney 4-9 0-0 8, Cory Farstveet 3-9 2-3 8, Dallas Cook 7-14 5-7 20, Chase Plum 1-1 0-0 2, Tyler Peterson 0-1 0-1 0, Chanse Kremer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-55 11-16 63.

Belgrade          7          9         28         15  –  59

Butte High      12       12         17          22  — 63

3-point goals — Belgrade 7-19 (Ragar 3-6, Bryant 2-3, Karnath 0-2, Christopher 0-3, Mahn 1-4, Stubbs 1-1), Butte High 2-3 (Granger 1-1, Smith 1-2) Fouled out — Granger, Smith. Total fouls — Belgrade 15, Butte High 17. Technicals — none. Rebounds — Belgrade 33 (Christopher 9), Butte High 42 (Cook 11). Blocks — Belgrade 0, Butte High 3 (Farstveet 2). Assists — Belgrade 6 (Karnath 3), Butte High 11 (Smith 6). Steals — Belgrade 13 (Karnath 5), Butte High 8 (Granger 2, Farstveet 2). Turnovers — Belgrade 19, Butte High 20.


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