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THURS., 2-21 DIV BOYS BBALL RESULTS

February 22, 2013
Northwest Montana A Conference



 

Northwestern A boys: Pirates trip Libby for place in semis

 

PAIRINGS

Northwestern A

Ronan

(2 teams advance)

Thursday

Polson 47, Libby 40

Friday

2 p.m. – Polson (7-12) vs. Columbia Falls (13-5), semifinal

4 p.m. – Whitefish (11-7) vs. Frenchtown (9-9), semifinal

 

RONAN – Will Davey scored 16 points and Polson advanced to the semifinals of the Northwestern A boys’ basketball tournament with a 47-40 win over Libby Thursday.

The Pirates (7-12) will take on No. 4 Columbia Falls (15-3) Friday at 2 p.m. in the first semifinal.

Libby (7-12) fell into a 9 a.m. Saturday loser-out game.

Cedrick Smith added nine points and six rebounds for Polson, which shot 53 percent (18 of 34) from the floor and pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Libby 11 9 12 8 – 40

Polson 14 8 9 13 – 47

LIBBY – Jared Winslow 22, Dan Leggins 8, Barak Lapka 4, Will Reichel 2, Collin Johnson 2, Lane Luscher 1, Kraig Nelson 1. Totals 13 8-13 40.

POLSON – Will Davey 16, Cedrick Smith 9, Riley Sampson 9, Derek Peel 6, Hayden Congdon 3, Anrew Weltz 2, Chris McDonald 2. Totals 18 7-15 47.

3-point goals – Libby 6, Polson 4. Rebounds – Libby 19 (Winslow 7), Polson 22 (Smith 6). Fouls – Libby 14, Polson 7. Fouled out – none.

Southwestern A boys: Anaconda upsets Hamilton in opener

 

PAIRINGS

Southwestern A

Maroon Activity Center

Butte

(2 teams advance)

Thursday

Anaconda 42, Hamilton 39

Butte Central 50, Corvallis 27

Friday

2 p.m. – Stevensville (15-3) vs. Anaconda (3-16), semifinal

8 p.m. – Dillon (13-4) vs. Butte Central (13-6), semifinal

Saturday

11 a.m. – Hamilton (6-13) vs. Dillon-Butte Central loser, loser out

11 a.m. – Corvallis (2-17) vs. Stevensville-Anaconda loser, loser out

5 p.m. – 11 a.m. winners, consolation

8 p.m. – semifinal winners, championship

 

BUTTE – The fifth-seeded Anaconda Copperheads claimed a 42-39 upset victory over No. 4-seeded Hamilton on the first day of the Southwestern A divisional basketball tournament at the Maroon Activities Center on Thursday.

Jackson Wagner led Anaconda with 18 points.

Butte Central (13-6) thumped Corvallis 50-27 in the late game to advance to the 8 p.m. semifinal against Dillon (13-4).

Anaconda (3-16) will face Stevensville (15-3) in the 2 p.m. semifinal.

Hamilton (6-13) and Corvallis (2-17) await the losers of the semifinals in Saturday morning loser-out games.

Anaconda 42, Hamilton 39

Jade Green added eight points while Cory Stanberry had four for the Copperheads.

After leading 20-17 at the half, Anaconda was hanging on to a 32-31 lead entering the fourth.

Josh Heath had 14 points to lead Hamilton. Josh Bauder chipped in eight points and Ty Burt had six for the Broncs.

Anaconda 9 11 12 10 – 42

Hamilton 10 7 14 8 – 39

ANACONDA – Jade Green 4 0-0 8, Caleb Stetzner 0 0-1 0, Dennis Stanberry 1 0-0 3, Jackson Wagner 7 1-1 18, Geoff Dierenfeldt 2 0-0 4, Cory Stanberry 1 2-5 4, Brandon Fode 1 1-2 3, Eli Mathias 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 4-9 42.

HAMILTON – Ty Burt 2 0-0 6, Teague Blome 0 0-0, Kameron Kohn 1 0-0 3, Reese Isherwood 0 2-3 2, Jesse Bartels 2 0-2 5, Josh Bauder 4 0-0 8, Devon Bartle 0 0-2 0, Kris Cleveland 0 1-3 1, Josh Heath 4 3-4 14, John Ryter 0 0-0 0, Mitch Servoss 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 6-14 39.

Butte Central 50, Corvallis 27

The Maroons bolted to a 20-7 lead at halftime and cruised to the opening-round win.

Brady Tippett led Butte Central with 16 points and Danny Peoples added 11.

Chase Walker led Corvallis with 10 points.

Corvallis 5 2 18 2 – 27

Butte Central 10 10 13 17 – 50

CORVALLIS – Alma Powell 1 0-0 2, Blake Sylvester 0 0-0 0, Jayce Glider 2 1-1 5, Jansen Jessop 2 1-2 6, Chase Walker 4 2-2 10, Austin Ray 1 0-1 2, Andrew Leopold 1 0-0 2, Chaney Waldo 0 0-0 0, Austin Bankston 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 4-6 27.

BUTTE CENTRAL – Kale Guldseth 0 0-0 0, Connor McGree 2 1-2 5, Marcus Ferriter 1 0-0 2, Nate Bolstad 2 1-4 7, Brady Tippett 6 3-3 16, Danny Peoples 4 0-0 11, Dalton Sessions 3 1-2 7, Chad Peterson 0 1-2 1, Sean Burt 0 0-2 0, Wyatt Kingston 0 1-2 1, Dylan Goodell 0 0-0 0, Emmett McCarthy 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 8-17 50.

Miles City boys hold off Sidney, 57-52

Brac Warren scored 12 points and Troy Burk made three free throws in the final 17 seconds to help Miles City edge Sidney 57-52 in the first game of the Eastern A boys divisional on Thursday afternoon at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

Miles City used a third-quarter surge, when the Cowboys outscored Sidney 20-7, to overcome a four-point first-half deficit and take control of the game.

Sidney's Colin Moran got the Eagles within 54-52 on a 3-pointer with 35.6 to play, but that's when Burk made 3 of 4 from the line to ice the victory.

Timmy Regan, Kyle Collins and Lane Woosley all had nine points for the Cowboys.

Caleb Benson scored 17 to lead Sidney, while Moran finished with 10.

Miles City (6-13) plays Laurel (17-1) in Friday's first semifinal at 2 p.m. Sidney (5-14) drops into the loser-out bracket and plays Saturday morning at 10:45 after a day off on Friday.

Glendive boys run away from Hardin, 53-39

Glendive's Bryden Boehning had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the Red Devils stormed past Hardin in the second half for a 53-39 first-round win over Hardin at the Eastern A boys basketball divisional Thursday at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

Hardin, seeking just its second win of the season, stayed in the game with a spirited first half. The Bulldogs' Kordell Cummins tied the score at 18-18 on a three-point play with 1:39 left before intermission.

But Glendive went on a 20-4 run spanning the end of the second quarter and into the third, capped by Tanner Schwartz's 3-pointer with 2:51 remaining in the third. Glendive led 38-22 at that point and went through to the semis.

Boehning, a 6-foot-10 junior, made 10 of 21 shots and added two blocks. Schwartz finished with 17 points and four steals.

Hardin was led by Kirt Laforge's 11 points. Oliver Wallace had eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Red Devils (14-5) advance to Friday's semifinals against Billings Central (12-6). Hardin (1-18) plays a Saturday morning loser-out game.

 

On to the semis

 

Brac Warren lay prostrate on the hardwood as blood dripped from a deep cut above his left eye.

Warren, Miles City’s 6-foot-3 junior leader, was the victim of a vicious third-quarter elbow that left him dinged — and questionable to return — during a tight Eastern A tournament game Thursday against rival Sidney.

It could have been a huge loss for the Cowboys. Instead, Warren returned to the floor and helped spur Miles City’s 57-52 first-round victory at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

“That’s basketball. It’s physical,” a rejuvenated Warren said afterward. “It’s not a bad thing, but I just happened to get wacked.”

Miles City’s hard-earned victory set the tone for the tournament’s first day. Later, Glendive made a big run to overcome a plucky Hardin team and advance with a 53-39 win.

Miles City 57, Sidney 52

Warren wore bandages over his banged-up eye prior to being stitched up after the game. All indications were he’d be ready to go in Friday’s semifinal matchup with top-seeded Laurel (17-1).

Warren, who led the No. 4-seeded Cowboys with 12 points and seven rebounds, took an elbow from Sidney’s Caleb Benson during an inbounds play with 3:43 remaining in the third quarter. Warren didn’t return until the fourth quarter, yet his teammates survived without him.

The Cowboys (6-13) trailed at halftime, but outscored Sidney 20-7 in the third to take a nine-point advantage. Timmy Regan’s long 3-pointer helped spur the run, while Kyle Collins came off the bench to make several key free throws.

“The ball just happened to bounce their way at times,” said Sidney coach Dan Strasheim, whose team will play a loser-out game Saturday morning. “Miles City just made plays down the stretch.”

Fifth-seeded Sidney (5-14) put together a run in the fourth quarter, eventually pulling within 54-52 on a 3 from Colin Moran with under a minute remaining. But Troy Burk hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 17 seconds, and also made a key steal on defense as the Cowboys shut the door.

Miles City hit all four of its 3-point attempts in the second half, and was 8 for 11 overall from beyond the arc. Warren hit all three of his 3s, while Lane Woosley made two others. The Cowboys also made 22 second-half free throws.

“After the first half, the biggest adjustment was to just go play,” said Miles City coach Houston Finn. “We battled, and that’s a good sign when you can win a tight game in a tournament atmosphere.”

Benson led Sidney with 17 points and five rebounds before fouling out. Moran added 10 points for the Eagles.

Glendive 53, Hardin 39

Underdog Hardin had upset plans, and the sixth-seeded Bulldogs tied the game 18-18 when Kordell Cummins finished a three-point play with 1:39 left before halftime.

But 6-foot-10 Bryden Boehning hit a shot to reclaim the lead on Glendive’s next possession, and guard Tanner Schwartz took the ball to the rim just before the second-quarter buzzer for a four-point advantage.

It continued in the second half. Boehning, who finished with a game-high 24 points, hit a baseline shot, and Schwartz converted another drive and later hit a 3 from the wing as the third-seeded Red Devils (14-5) built a 16-point cushion with 2:51 left in the third.

“It took us awhile to get going. We came out not shooting the ball very well,” said Schwartz, who scored 17 points. “But we started attacking the rim and went inside.”

“It’s all about confidence,” added Glendive coach Wade Murphy, whose team earned a date in the semifinals with No. 2 seed Billings Central (12-6) Friday night. “We came in tight and we played not to lose. But once we made a couple shots and loosened up, we just started playing.”

Glendive point guard Ryan Hood limped off the court with a right ankle injury early in the second quarter, but later returned. Murphy said Hood was sore after the game, but expects him to play against Central.

Hardin (1-18) was led by Kirt Laforge's 11 points, while Oliver Wallace had eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds.

“Our boys went cold,” said Hardin coach Jonathan Stands. “We had a rotation going, trying to find the right combination. But we just shot poorly. Things just weren’t falling for us.”

 

Central A Boys: Rangers race past Blue Ponies

Feb. 21, 2013 
Havre's Dane Warp (14) rebounds against Livingston's Colton Gavne (44) and Garrett Schweigert during the Central A Basketball tournament Thursday at CMR Fieldhouse. / TRIBUNE PHOTO/LARRY BECKNER

About three minutes into the second half in the matchup between the Livingston and Havre boys’ basketball teams on Thursday night inside CMR Fieldhouse, the Blue Ponies scored back-to-back buckets to pull within two, 20-18.

That’s when Livingston assistant coach Jim Floyd served up a message to the Rangers: Pick it up.

They did just that, shifting gears and outscoring the Blue Ponies 20-4 from the third quarter into the fourth to capture a 46-33 win in the Central A combined tourney.

“Coach Floyd, our assistant coach, kind of got after them a little bit as they were going back out on to the floor,” Park (Livingston) head coach Scott Rosberg said. “I thought that they then picked themselves up and defended much better.

“Each shot was challenged better. Each cut was denied better, and then we didn’t give up offensive rebounds like we did in the first half.”

The Blue Ponies, backed by a tenacious effort from senior Thurman Holdsclaw, pulled with 11, 42-31, late in the fourth frame, but couldn’t get any closer.

“We had a couple kids really step up and play their hearts out,” Havre head coach Curt Leeds said. “I think Thurman, these last couple of weeks, has stepped up and played some of the best basketball he’s ever played.

“We just need everybody to jump on that boat and start meeting his attitude and meeting his work ethic.”

Park’s brute, 6-foot-7 Marcus Payne, gave fits to the Blue Ponies all night. The senior forward scored a game-high 17 points and snagged nine rebounds to lead the Rangers.

“He means everything,” Rosberg said of Payne. “He’s our statistical leader in everything, at 20 points a game and 12.2 rebounds a game. He’s the heart of the team. He’s a 70 percent shooter.

“He’s the guy it all revolves around.”

Dane Warp anchored Havre with 14 points.

“We just got to take a look at ourselves in the mirror,” Leeds said. “Not to take anything away from Park, because they’ve got a solid team with the Payne kid. He’s tough and he’s got some support around him, but we beat ourselves tonight.”

The Rangers will square off with defending champ Browning at 8 p.m. tonight, while Havre is slated to play Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

Maroons battle past Corvallis

 
Updated: February 21, 2013
Butte Central sophomore Danny Peoples drives to the hoop for a bucket past Corvallis' Austin Ray (2) and Jansen Jessop (20) in the third quarter Thursday night at the Maroon Activities Center. (Bill Foley photo) Butte Central sophomore Danny Peoples drives to the hoop for a bucket past Corvallis' Austin Ray (2) and Jansen Jessop (20) in the third quarter Thursday night at the Maroon Activities Center. (Bill Foley photo)

It was a night of unlikely heroes for the Maroons.

Sophomore Danny Peoples scored eight of his 11 points during a momentum-turning stretch in the third quarter, and the Butte Central boys’ basketball team beat Corvallis 50-27 tonight in the first round of the Southwestern A tournament at the Maroon Activities Center.

The Maroons will play Dillon in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Friday.

Brady Tippett scored 13 of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Sophomore Dalton Sessions came off the bench to match Nate Bolstad, who played through an illness, with seven points.

Chase Walker scored 10 to lead the Blue Devlis.

Havre…33 Livingston…46

Havre…6 6 9 12 – 33

Livingston…7 13 13 13 – 46

HAVRE—Nate Rismon 3, Dane Warp 14, Ramsey Drew 2, Thurman Holdsclaw 4, Kade Rismon 6, Jase Kato 4. Totals: 14 3-8 33.

LIVINGSTON—Ladan Ricketts 7, Ryley Heidt 4, Jesse Darr 12, Daniel Fowlie 4, Colton Gavne 2, Marcus Payne 17. Totals: 18 8-15 46.

3-pointers—N. Rismon, Warp, Ricketts, Darr. Total fouls—Livingston 11, Havre 14.

Polson…47 Libby…40

Libby…11 9 12 8 – 40

Polson…14 8 9 13 – 47

LIBBY – Jared Winslow 22, Dan Leggins 8, Barak Lapka 4, Will Reichel 2, Collin Johnson 2, Lane Luscher 1, Kraig Nelson 1. Totals 13 8-13 40.

POLSON – Will Davey 16, Cedrick Smith 9, Riley Sampson 9, Derek Peel 6, Hayden Congdon 3, Anrew Weltz 2, Chris McDonald 2. Totals 18 7-15 47.

3-point goals – Libby 6, Polson 4. Rebounds – Libby 19 (Winslow 7), Polson 22 (Smith 6). Fouls – Libby 14, Polson 7. Fouled out – none.

Anaconda…42 Hamilton…39

Anaconda…9 11 12 10 — 42

Hamilton…10 7 14 8 — 39

ANACONDA (3-16) — Jade Green 4 0-0 8, Caleb Stetzner 0 0-1 0, Dennis Stanberry 1 0-0 3, Jackson Wagner 7 1-1 18, Geoff Dierenfeldt 2 0-0 4, Cory Stanberry 1 2-5 4, Brandon Fode 1 1-2 3, Eli Mathias 1 0-0 2, TOTALS: 17 4-9 42

HAMILTON (6-13) — Ty Burt 2 0-0 6, Teague Blome 0 0-0, Kameron Kohn 1 0-0 3, Reese Isherwood 0 2-3 2, Jesse Bartels 2 0-2 5, Josh Bauder 4 0-0 8, Devon Bartle 0 0-2 0, Kris Cleveland 0 1-3 1, Josh Heath 4 3-4 14, John Ryter 0 0-0 0, Mitch Servoss 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 13 6-14 39

Butte Central…50 Corvallis…27

Corvallis…5 2 18 2 — 27

Butte Central…10 10 13 17 — 50

CORVALLIS (2-17) — Alma Powell 1 0-0 2, Blake Sylvester 0 0-0 0, Jayce Glider 2 1-1 5, Jansen Jessop 2 1-2 6, Chase Walker 4 2-2 10, Austin Ray 1 0-1 2, Andrew Leopold 1 0-0 2, Chaney Waldo 0 0-0 0, Austin Bankston 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 11 4-6 27

BUTTE CENTRAL (13-6) — Kale Guldseth 0 0-0 0, Connor McGree 2 1-2 5, Marcus Ferriter 1 0-0 2, Nate Bolstad 2 1-4 7, Brady Tippett 6 3-3 16, Danny Peoples 4 0-0 11, Dalton Sessions 3 1-2 7, Chad Peterson 0 1-2 1, Sean Burt 0 0-2 0, Wyatt Kingston 0 1-2 1, Dylan Goodell 0 0-0 0, Emmett McCarthy 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 18 8-17 50

Miles City…57 Sidney…52

Miles City…7 8 20 22 — 57

Sidney…4 15 7 26 — 52

Miles City (6-13) -- Gavin Gundlach 1-1 0-0 3, Austin Stradley 1-1 0-0 2, Brett Keith 2-4 0-0 5, Timmy Regan 1-6 6-10 9, Kyle Collins 0-0 9-12 9, Troy Burk 1-4 3-4 5, Brac Warren 4-9 1-2 12, Lane Woosley 2-6 3-3 9, Beau Peaslee 0-2 0-0 0, Drew Senger 1-1 1-2 3. Totals: 13-34 23-33 57. 3-pointers: 8 (Gundlach 1, Keith 1, Regan 1, Warren 3, Woosley 2). Rebounds: 33 (Warren 9). Assists: 9 (Regan 2, Burk 2, Senger 2). Turnovers: 16. Blocks: 4 (Keith 2). Steals: 7 (Regan 3). Fouls: 20. Fouled out: None.

Sidney (5-14) -- Paul Brannon 1-5 0-0 2, Rylee Peterson 1-3 0-0 2, Cade Strasheim 0-0 0-0 0, Colin Moran 4-11 1-1 10, Luke Montgomery 0-1 2-2 2, Cody Steinbeisser 1-3 2-2 5, Caleb Benson 7-10 3-7 17, Austin Papka 0-3 2-4 2, Colton Moran 4-9 1-3 10, Jesse Abelseth 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 19-47 3-9 52. 3-pointers: 3 (Colin Moran 1, Steinbeisser 1, Colton Moran 1). Rebounds: 24 (Benson 5). Assists: 12 (Colin Moran 6). Turnovers: 15. Blocks: 2 (Colin Moran 2). Steals: 12 (Colin Moran 4). Fouls: 27. Fouled out: Colin Moran, Benson.

Glendive…53 Hardin…39

Glendive…7 15 18 13 -- 53

Hardin…6 12 12 14 -- 39

Glendive (14-5) -- Ryan Hood 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Schwartz 0-1 4-7 4, Blake Stanhope 0-5 1-2 1, Tanner Schwartz 5-13 6-6 17, Colter Bachmeier 2-7 0-2 4, Bryden Boehning 10-21 4-5 24, Tanner Phipps 1-2 1-4 3. Totals: 18-49 16-26 53. 3-pointers: 1 (Schwartz). Rebounds: 33 (Boehning 11). Assists: 10 (Bachmeier 4). Turnovers: 7. Blocks: 3 (Boehning 2). Steals: 12 (Schwartz 4, Bachmeier 4). Fouls: 7. Fouled out: None.

Hardin (1-18) -- Gary Dawes 0-3 0-0 0, Maciah Not Afraid 2-9 2-2 6, Keen White Wolf 1-3 0-0 2, Anthony Whiteman 1-2 0-0 3, Milo Paz 0-5 0-0 0, Jared Johnson 0-4 0-0 0, Kirt Laforge 5-7 0-0 11, Oliver Wallace 4-14 0-0 8, Kordell Cummins 3-4 3-3 9. Totals: 16-51 5-5 39. 3-pointers: 2 (Whiteman 1, Laforge 1). Rebounds: 39 (Wallace 12). Assists: 9 (White Wolf 2, Paz 2, Laforge 2, Wallace 2). Turnovers: 24. Blocks: 2 (Whiteman 1, Wallace 1). Steals: 3 (Not Afraid 1, Laforge 1, Wallace 1). Fouls: 20. Fouled out: White Wolf.


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