POLSON – Corrine Sanderson scored 14 points, including four fourth-quarter free throws, to help Corvallis past Polson in a non-conference girls’ basketball game Tuesday.
Emme Warnken also hit four free throws in the final period for the Southwestern A Blue Devils (4-11), who made a 32-23 lead hold up.
Jessica Lewis added nine points for Corvallis, four coming in a strong second quarter for the visitors. Sanderson’s total included two 3-pointers.
Nichole Lake and Skyla Krantz scored six points each to lead the Pirates of Northwestern A. Polson fell to 2-13.
Corvallis 11 16 5 10 – 42
Polson 7 8 8 8 – 31
CORVALLIS – Jessica Lewis 9, Corrine Sanderson 14, Gabby Bierer 2, Jane Booth 6, Emme Warnken 7, Kira Doyle 4.
POLSON – Nichole Lake 6, Skyla Krantz 6, Jessica Bagnell 4, Jaylin Kenney 4, Peyton Anderson 3, Kaelen Wall 3, Dylan Quinn 2, Lydia Dupuis 2, Monika Frame 1.
Corvallis 42, Polson 31
At Polson, the defending Lady Pirates were intending to conduct a basketball variation of a type-of exorcism in order to bind the visiting Lady Blue Devils into compliance on their home court, but it was the host squad who would be dispossessed of a win. After trailing by a dozen at the half, the Lady Pirates pared the lead down to single digits at the three quarter mark, shaving it down even further to 31-36 with less than 2 minutes remaining, but that would be as close as they could get as the Lady Blue Devils capitalized upon a half dozen free throw opportunities to pad their margin. Fleet-of foot freshman forward Corinne Sanderson showed some of the reasons why she garnered time on the soccer pitch during the fall soccer season with some of her acceleration capability, but also displayed some dexterity with her hands as well with some deft ambidextrous dribbling maneuvers complemented by a sharp shooting touch that netted her game scoring honors with 14 points. State A champion volleyball players Jessica Lewis and Jane Booth collaborated on adding another 15 points to the Corvallis coffers, Booth reeling in a dozen rebounds along with 4 blocks by unofficial tallies. Polson players Skyla Krantz and Nicole Lake contributed a half dozen each in the losing effort. Seniors Jessica Bagnell and Jaylin Kenney both pilfered a quartet of steals each. Polson slides to 2-13 overall and travels to Libby for a conference clash on Saturday.
Corvallis 11 16 5 10 - 42
Polson 7 8 8 8 - 31
CORVALLIS - Corinne Sanderson 14, Jessica Lewis 9, Emme Warnken 7, Jane Booth 6, Kira Doyle 4, Gabi Bierer 2.
POLSON - Skyla Krantz 6, Nicole Lake 6 (2FG 3-8, FT 0-2), Jessica Bagnell 4 (FG 1-9, FT 2-2), Jaylin Kenney 4, Kaelen Wall 3, Peyton Anderson 3, Lydia Dupuis 2, Dylan Quinn 2, Monika Frame 1.
3FG - Corvallis 3-3 (J. Lewis, Sanderson, Warnken), Polson 0-6.
REBOUNDS - Corvallis at least 27 (Booth 12, Kira Doyle 3, Sanderson 3, Courtney Albright 3, J. Lewis 2, Bierer 2, Warnken 2), Polson 21 (Frame 7, Bagnell 5, Krantz 3, Kenney 2, Quinn 2, Wall 1, Lake 1).
ASSISTS - Corvallis at least 7 (Albright 2, Kayla Lewis 2, Booth 1, Chelsi Clarke 1), Polson 7 (Krantz 3, Lake 2, Wall, Frame). STEALS - Corvallis at least 9 (J. Lewis 2, Sanderson 2, Warnken 2, Albright, K. Lewis, Clarke),
Polson 15 (Kenney 4, Bagnell 4, Lake 2, Quinn 2, Frame 2, Anderson 1). BLOCKS - Corvallis at least 4 (Booth 4), Polson 1 (Frame).
Unofficial game rendition by John Heglie in consultation with informal statisticians Tom Kenney and Alan Anderson. Some details may vary from official summary. Case in point would be that a rio of unofficial statisticians viewing the game from the balcony had different scoring credit totals from what was announced after the game. Those differences are expanded upon in the box score should they differ from what ends up in print.
Hamilton 46, Stevensville 30
At Hamilton, Taylor Goligoski’s 18 points led the No. 3-ranked Broncs to the Southwestern A victory over Stevensville.
Despite falling to a 10-4 deficit in the first quarter, Hamilton (8-0 in league, 13-3 overall) outscored the Yellowjackets 36-7 over the second and third.
Sami Kratofil added 10 points for the Broncs.
Kayla Peterson had a team-best 14 points to lead Stevensville (2-6, 4-11) while Carly Vercruyssen chipped in six.
Stevensville 10 4 3 13 – 30
Hamilton 4 17 19 6 – 46
STEVENSVILLE – Katie Malachinski 4, Carly Vercruyssen 6, Carly Sebastian 2, Kayla Peterson 14, Mattie Boesch 4.
HAMILTON – McKayl Rothie 6, Taylor Goligoski 18, Jaylee Albert 6, Kali Hayes 3, Bri Huggans 3, Sami Kratofil 10.