FRI., 02-22 DIV BOYS BBALL RESULTS
February 23, 2013Northwest Montana A Conference
|COLUMBIA FALLS 50 POLSON 40
|FRENCHTOWN 57 WHITEFISH 53
|STEVENSVILLE 66 ANACONDA 55
|BUTTE CENTRAL 38 DILLON 35 OT3
|LAUREL 57 MILES CITY 38
|BILLINGS CENTRAL 53 GLENDIVE 40
|BROWNING 84 LIVINGSTON 77
|BELGRADE 60 LEWISTOWN 51
CFALLS AND FTOWN IN DIVISIONAL FINALS
RONAN — Luke Kaslauskas tallied 16 points while Trevor Houston, Austin Martin, Alex Presnell and Ty Morgan all had seven each to guide Columbia Falls to a 51-40 semifinal victory over Polson at the Northwestern A divisional tournament.
Polson led 7-4 after eight minutes of play, but Columbia Falls (14-5) outscored the Pirates 35-23 in the next two quarters to gain the edge.
Cedrick Smith had 14 points for Polson (7-13).
In the other semifinal contest, Frenchtown finished strong in the fourth quarter to slip past Whitefish 57-53.
Whitefish (11-8) was up by one, 45-44, heading into the fourth quarter.
Kyle Cyr had 18 points and John Chapman 15 for Frenchtown (10-9).
Logan Harwood tallied 14 points for Whitefish.
Columbia Falls and Frenchtown play in the title game tonight at 6.
Polson 7 14 9 10 — 40
Columbia Falls 4 18 17 12 — 51
POLSON — Cedrick Smith 14, Hayden Congdon 11, Riley Sampson 7, Derek Peel 4, Andrew Weltz 2, Will Davey 2.
COLUMBIA FALLS — Luke Kazlauskas 16, Trevor Houston 7, Austin Martin 7, Alex Presnell 7, Ty Morgan 7, Jared Trinastich 6, Colin King 1.
Frenchtown 13 11 20 13 — 57
Whitefish 13 17 15 8 — 53
FRENCHTOWN — Kyle Cyr 18, John Chapman 15, Matt Price 10, Levi Shepard 7, Bridger Truett 4, Daniel Lebsock 3.
WHITEFISH — Logan Harwood 14, E.J. Havens 9, Cooper Olson 9, Jace Kalbfleisch 8, Art Doorn 4, Keaton Nicholson 6.
9 a.m. — Whitefish vs. Libby
2 p.m. — Polson vs. Whitefish/Libby winner
6 p.m. — Columbia Falls and Frenchtown
Maroons top Beavers in triple OT
Updated: February 22, 2013
Butte Central coach Brodie Kelly (far left) and Brady Tippett celebrate after BC's triple-overtime win Friday night at the MAC. (Bill Foley photo)
Kale Guldseth converted a 3-point play with 13.8 seconds left in triple overtime tonight, and Butte Central beat the Dillon Beavers in a 38-35 classic at the Maroon Activities Center.
The Maroons will play Stevensville at 8 p.m. Saturday in the championship of the Southwestern A Divisional boys’ basketball tournament.
Guldseth, a junior, and senior Brady Tippett, who played all 48 minutes of the game, scored 13 points to pace the Maroons.
Butte Central outscored Dillon 7-4 in the third overtime. Amazingly, the teams played two scoreless overtime periods before that.
Danny Peoples added five points for the Maroons. Marcus Ferriter scored three and Nate Bolstad and Dalton Sessons each scored two. Connor McGree also played for BC.
Troy Scott scored 13 points before leaving the game with an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter to lead Dillon. Carson King came off the bench to score seven points.
Dillon star Ben Folsom played the game despite breaking a bone in his hand in practice on Monday. He scored two points.
The Beavers outscored BC 16-2 in the first quarter before BC bounced back to outscore Dillon 18-2 in the second quarter.
More to come …
Stevi boys top Copperheads
Updated: February 22, 2013
Zach Gavlak scored 23 points and Kadin Beller tossed in 16 today at the Maroon Activities Center as Stevensville beat Anaconda 66-55 in the semifinals of the Southwestern A boys’ basketball tournament.
Jesse Sims added nine points in the win for the Yellowjackets (16-3).
Jackson Wagner scored 19 points to pace the Copperheads (3-17), who head to loser out action. The Copperheads will play Corvallis at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Butte Civic Center.
Dennis Stanberry and Brandon Fode added seven points for the Copperheads. Drew Conrady scored six.
Laurel boys beat Miles City, advance to title game
Brett Thompson and Evan Jones led the way with 13 points each. Bryce Herman chipped in with 11 points and Taylor Maida nine.
Laurel (18-1) awaits the winner of Billings Central-Glendive for Saturday's championship game.
An 11-2 run to close the first half propelled the Locomotives to a 31-18 halftime lead. They were never threatened after halftime.
Brac Warren scored 14 first-half points for the Cowboys and finished with 17. Miles City shot 46 percent in the first half, but the Cowboys couldn't keep pace mainly because of 17 turnovers in the first two quarters.
Miles City (6-14) plays Hardin (1-18) in loser-out play Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
2nd-half surge pushes Rams past Glendive
Billings Central rolled in the second half and defeated Glendive 53-40 in the second semifinal of the Eastern A boys basketball divisional on Friday night at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.
Jacob Stanton had 20 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals in the victory, which set up a championship showdown with archrival Laurel on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Connor Cerkovnik added nine points and Blayne Sandau had eight for Central (13-6).
Glendive led 21-19 after Blake Stanhope's 3-pointer with 6:51 on the clock in the third quarter. From there the Rams went on a 17-5 run to close the third to take a 12-point lead.
Stanton hit two baskets in the lane and Garrett Flaming and Sandau made 3-pointers during the run.
Rams' starter Dylan Hanser appeared to injure his ankle early in the first quarter and never returned.
Gavin McPherson wowed the crowd with five 3-pointers late in the game and finished with 15 points to lead Glendive. Stanhope added 12 for the Red Devils (5-14), who play Sidney (14-6) on Saturday in a loser-out game at Billings Central. The game is schedule to start at 9 a.m.
Central A Boys: Belgrade defeats Lewistown
Feb. 22, 2013
Belgrade head coach Mike Deming and the Panthers defeated Lewistown Friday at the Central A boys' tournament. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO/LARRY BECKNER