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THURS., 02-13 GIRLS BBALL RESULTS

February 14, 2014
Northwest Montana A Conference



 

THURS., 02-13
COLUMBIA FALLS 61 RONAN 33
FRENCHTOWN 59 LOYOLA 43
PLAINS 54 WHITEFISH 15
LIBBY 52 EUREKA 44

BUTTE HIGH 85 ANACONDA 82

HARDIN 71 LODGE GRASS 32

 

Libby 52, Eureka 44

At Libby, three Loggers finished in double figures and Libby took the nonconference matchup against Eureka.

Shyla Stevenson led Class A Libby (6-10) with 12 points while Devon Gallagher had 11 and Taylor Quinn added 10.

After running out to a 12-6 lead in the first quarter, the Loggers had only a slight 40-38 advantage the rest of the way.

Amanda Peterson led the charge for the Lions (3-14) with 18 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter.

Ashlen Pacella scored eight points in the second and finished with 13.

Eureka shot 16 of 24 from the foul stripe while Libby was 4 of 10.

Eureka 6 11 14 13 – 44

Libby 12 12 14 14 – 52

EUREKA – Whitney Williams 1, Caty Gonderio 3, Charity Parsons 3, Nicole Anderson 6, Amanda Peterson 18, Ashlen Pacella 13.

LIBBY – Bailie Rosling 2, Gavy Oliver 6, Trinity Wallace 2, Shyla Stevenson 12, Hailey Moe 9, Taylor Quinn 10, Devon Gallagher 11.

Plains 54, Whitefish 15

At Whitefish, Kayla Holmes just missed out on a double-double with 16 points and nine rebounds to lead Class B No. 6 Plains past Whitefish in nonconference action.

Holmes went 8 for 11 from the field.

Hailey Phillips had 12 points and four assists while Carley VonHeeder added 11 points for the Trotters (14-3).

Anna Peterson led Class A Whitefish (1-15) with four points and six boards.

Plains 8 16 25 5 – 54

Whitefish 5 5 2 3 – 15

PLAINS – Kimberly Earhart 7, Sami Kinzie 2, Diana Woodward 2, Hailey Phillips 12, Carley VonHeeder 11, Kayla Holmes 16, Leah Thompson 4.

WHITEFISH – Katie Fyell 1, Haley Nicholson 3, Simone Kraft 2, Anna Peterson 4, MaKenna Benbrook 2, Calyn Hitchcock 2, Victoria Buls 1.

Columbia Falls 61, Ronan 33

At Ronan, Winter Kemppainen scored a game-high 20 points and Class A’s top-ranked team used a second-quarter burst to top Ronan.

Kemppainen scored six points in the second period as the Northwestern A Wildkats (15-1) pushed an 18-10 lead out to 35-12. She was 9 of 17 from the floor.

Haley Belgarde added nine points for Columbia Falls, while Aspen Jore’s 10 points led District 6-B Ronan (9-8).

C. Falls 18 17 14 12 – 61

Ronan 10 2 11 10 – 33

COLUMBIA FALLS – Winter Kemppainen 20, Haley Belgarde 9, Ciera Finberg 6, Cydney Finberg 5, Andrea Getts 6, Miranda Livingston 5, Kiera Burlage 4, Ellie Johnson 4, Summer Burlage 2.

RONAN – Aspen Jore 10, Raymi Clairmont 7, Jordyn Clairmont 4, Angela North Piegan 4, Alaina Moadsen 2, Courtney Taylor 2, Hailey O’Hern 2, Lee Camel 2.

Frenchtown 59, Loyola Sacred Heart 43

Vanessa Stavish shook off a slow start with 11 third-quarter points, leading Frenchtown past Loyola Sacred Heart in a nonconference game at Sister Rita Activity Center.

Stavish finished with 18 points after going into halftime with five. The Northwestern A Broncs (11-5), who also had 13 points from Lacey Hochhalter, pushed a 21-15 lead out to 44-27 in the third quarter.

Skylar Hollenback had 13 point and six rebounds to lead the Breakers (10-8) out of District 6-B.

Frenchtown 9 12 23 15 – 59

Loyola 1 14 12 16 – 43

FRENCHTOWN – Haley Cyr 8, Vanessa Stavish 18, Kayla Blood 7, Alli Moe 6, Brooke Yarnall 4, Keegan Wickman 3, Lacey Hochhalter 13.

LOYOLA SACRED HEART – Olivia Round 7, Makaya Resner 8, Kelsey Twite 8, Skylar Hollenback 13, Brook Kolar 4, Sami Worster 3.

Bulldog girls edge Copperheads

Updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:38 pm
Butte High junior Maria Michelotti powers to the basket during the first half of Butte High's 85-82 win over Anaconda at the Butte Civic Center. (Jason Silvernale photo) Butte High junior Maria Michelotti powers to the basket during the first half of Butte High's 85-82 win over Anaconda at the Butte Civic Center. (Jason Silvernale photo)

When was the last time you saw an 85-82 high school girls’ basketball game?

The answer, more than likely, was never. Until Thursday night.

That was the score at the Butte Civic Center as Butte High turned back Anaconda in a non-conference thriller to open the boys-girls doubleheader.

“We like to get up and down the floor, and they were more than willing to do it with us,” Butte High coach Liza Dennehy said with a laugh. “It makes for a really fun game to watch.”

Sammy McGree hit a contested shot 53 seconds left to put the Bulldogs un top for good just seconds after the Copperheads took their first and only lead of the game.

Maria Michelotti stole the ball as Anaconda raced down to the other end, and Andie Hogan drilled two free throws to secure the game.

Anaconda coach Jessica Shanafelt marveled at the play of McGree, who scored 25 points.

“She’s a good player, a really good player,” the coach said. “I thought we had good defense on her, but man she is just a tough player.”

McGree also tallied 10 steals, four assists and five rebounds as Butte High (7-9) improved to 4-0 against Class A teams this season.

“I’ve been saying it all year, Sammy is the real deal,” Dennehy said. “She is a good shooter, obviously, but she does all kinds of things for us on the floor. She distributes the ball, she distributes the ball, defensively she anticipates. She plays in the spot where she’s our interceptor, so she has a lot of opportunities. She takes advantage of her opportunities.”

McGree scored 13 points in the first half, and it looked like Butte High was going to win in a laugher.

Butte High led by as many as 16 points twice in the first half. The last time was at 47-31 after Kassidy Caprara hit a pair of free throws.

The Copperheads, though, went on a 10-1 run to cut the lead to 48-41. McGree hit a jumper as time expired — sending the Bulldogs into the halftime locker room up 50-41 — but the Copperheads announced that the Bulldogs were in a game.

“The girls played really well. I was super happy with their performance,” Shanafelt said. “Sometimes when a team gets a lead on us we kind of roll over and start getting frustrated with ourselves. We fought back.”

Senior guard Courtney Moodry scored 28 points to lead the comeback effort. Classmate Kiernan Gallagher couldn’t seem to miss in a 20-pointer performance.  She hit on 7 of 8 shots from the field. That included a 4-for-5 night from 3-point land.

The Copperheads pulled to within 68-62 after three quarters, and Anaconda tied the game with 1 minute, 44 seconds left on a 3-pointer by senior Taylor Flynn, who came up big with 10 points.

Butte High took the lead right back when Michelotti, who scored 16 points and pulled down a game-high eight rebounds, hit one of two free throws.

Moodry followed by drawing a foul and hitting both free throws with 1:02 left to give Copperheads an 82-81 lead. It also set up what was likely McGree’s biggest jumper of the year.

“They came back, they played well and they shot the lights out,” Dennehy said of the Copperheads, who fell to 7-8. “They played hard.”

Shea Forsberg added nine points for the Copperheads, who also got six points from Khali Knadler and Molly Huber, two from Tyler Baustadt and one from Lacee Moodry.

Mariah Richardson and Lexi Murphy each scored 11 points in the victory. McKaul Ori scored eight, Bethany McLean scored six and Hogan and Caprara each scored four.

Ashten McCloskey and Ellie Hoffenbacker also contributed to the win for the Bulldogs, who are off until they play host to Billings Senior next Friday.

The Copperheads are back in action Saturday when they play host to Whitehall.

ANACONDA (7-8)
Taylor Flynn 4-6 0-0 10, Kiernan Gallagher 7-8 2-5 20, Courtney Moodry 8-23 11-14 28, Khali Knadler 3-5 0-0 6, Tyler Baustadt 1-3 0-1 2, Lacee Moodry 0-2 1-2 1, Molly Huber 3-5 0-0 6, Shae Forsberg 2-5 5-7 9. Totals 28-57 19-29 82.
BUTTE HIGH (7-9)
Mariah Richardson 3-9 2-4 11, Sammy McGree 10-21 4-5 25, McKaul Ori 2-7 3-5 8, Maria Michelotti 6-6 4-9 16, Andie Hogan 1-5 2-2 4, Kassidy Caprara 0-2 4-4 4, Ashten McCloskey 0-2 0-1 0, Bethany McLean 2-4 1-2 6, Ellie Hoffenbacker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-63 20-58.
Anaconda                   22   19   20   21 — 82
Butte                           30   20   18   17 — 85

3-point goals — Anaconda 7-16 (Gallagher 4-5, Flynn 2-2, C. Moodry 1-9, L Moodry 0-1), Butte 7-25 (Richardson 3-6, McGree 1-5, Ori 1-2, Murphy 1-3, McLean 1-2, Hogan 0-3, Caprara 0-1, McLoskey 0-1). Rebounds — Anaconda 40 (Gallagher 7, Baustadt 7, Forsberg 7, Flynn 6, C. Moodry 6), Butte 33 (Michelotti 8, Hogan 6, McGree 5). Assists — Anaconda 10 (C. Moodry 5), Butte 16 (McGree 4, Hogan 4, Richardson 3). Steals — Anaconda 5 (L. Moodry 2), Butte 17 (McGree 10). Blocks — Anaconda 2 (Gallagher, C. Moodry), Butte 0. Turnovers — Anaconda 30, Butte 14. Fouls — Anaconda 23, Butte 22. Fouled out — McCloskey, Flynn. Technicals — none.

 

Hardin 71, Lodge Grass 32

Lodge Grass  4 11  9  32
Hardin  27  20  16  8  71

Lodge Grass — Shantel Bg 16, Tianna Iron Horse 3, Trinity RB 2, Tiamma Jefferson 5, Debrah Not Afraid 2, Maleah S. 2, Alissa Y. 2.

Hardin —  Darla Davisson 2, Chelsea Pretty Paint 7, Jael Birdinground 4, Alyssa Big Man 20, Darrelyn Left Hand 19, Hannah Ware 14, Pixie Real Bird 5.  

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Belt 48, Fort Benton 25

Butte 85, Anaconda 82

Choteau 43, Conrad 39

Colstrip 59, Huntley Project 55

Columbia Falls 61, Ronan 33

Dodson 61, Lustre Christian 45

Ennis 63, Sheridan 23

Frenchtown 59, Missoula Loyola 43

Hardin 71, Lodge Grass 32

Harrison-Willow Creek 50, Manhattan Christian 31

Helena Capital 46, Bozeman 38

Hobson 49, Moore-Judith Gap 38

Libby 52, Eureka 44

Missoula Sentinel 68, Kalispell Glacier 36

Northern Cheyenne 66, Rosebud 61

Plains 54, Whitefish 15

Saco-Whitewater 64, Nashua 32

Simms-Augusta 49, Cascade 32

Valley Christian 61, Alberton 21

MCAA State Tournament

Foothills Christian 44, Helena Christian 40


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