PABLO – The Mission Valley boys lived up to the term all-stars Tuesday night – at least on the offensive end of the court.
The boys in the light jerseys racked up the points just ahead of their dark-wearing opponents in a 129-111 shootout at Salish Kootenai College to win the 19th annual Mission Mountain All-Star boys’ basketball game.
The Light team opened up a 60-44 lead at halftime, but outdid that in the ensuing 20 minutes with another 69 points after intermission.
Robert Janson of the local Two Eagle River team was blazing hot from 3-point range in the first half hitting five triples on his way to 17 first-half points. Janson finished with 23, second on the Light side to Stuart Grant.
St. Ignatius’ Grant came alive after the break, scoring 17 of his 25 following intermission. Teammates Josh Reed (Arlee), Tristan Santee (Charlo) and Kail Pope (Charlo) each added double-digit scoring outputs as well. Reed scored 15 points – 13 in the second half – and the pair of Vikings each netted 13 total.
Arlee’s Patrick BigSam led the charge for the Dark team with 22 points. He scored 16 of those in the second half. St. Ignatius’ Jarred Brown was close behind with 20 points and Andrew Weltz (Polson) and Jimmy Holland (Hot Springs) added 15 and 11 points, respectively.
Dark 44 67 – 111
Light 60 69 – 129
DARK– Dalton Delaney 4, Patrick BigSam 22, Jimmy Holland 11, Tanner Hoff 5, Jarred Brown 20, Cedric Earthboy 8, DaShane Hewankorn 9, James Rulison 4, Brady Ovitt 6, Andrew Weltz 15, Cedrick Smith 7.
LIGHT – Tristan Santee 13, Kail Pope 13, Josh Reed 15, Jarod White 9, Stuart Grant 25, Patrick Eichert 6, Tim Woll 7, Chris McDonald 8, Robert Janson 23, Wyatt Winebrenner 6, Byron Carpentier 4.
Dark 68, Light 59
The Dark team won the early game in the all-star doubleheader, the Mission Mountain all-star girls in the darker jerseys overcoming the Light, 68-59.
After losing a double-digit lead, the Dark side rallied for 35 second-half points to keep the Light girls at bay.
Courtney Charlo’s 14 points led the way for the winners as the St. Ignatius player split her total evenly among halves with seven points in each.
Alexis Shick (Arlee) scored 12 points and the Dark team got matching 10-point outings from Nichole Lake (Polson) and Tyra Michel (Two Eagle River).
The victors withstood a 20-point outpouring from Arlee’s Whitney Malatare, who scored 17 of her Light team’s 29 points after halftime. She was the only scorer in double figures for the losing side, though.
Tessa Robertson (Bigfork) and Aspen Jore (Ronan) were the closest with eight and seven points, respectively. Four more girls managed five points each.
Dark 33 35 – 68
Light 30 29 – 59
DARK – Angela North Piegan 2, Raymi Clairmont 4, Marissa Hiza 2, Riley Coleman 2, Alexis Shick 12, Sienna Brown 3, Jaylin Kenney 3, Hailey Phillips 2, Nichole Lake 10, Courtney Charlo 14, Tyra Michel 10, Alex Green 4.
LIGHT – Whitney Malatare 20, Cassidi Wunderlich 5, Kaylie Durglo 2, Skylar Krantz 5, Kimberly Earhart 5, Aspen Jore 7, Jordan Ludeman 2, Tessa Robertson 8, Kayla Holmes 5, Violet Pablo, Aspen Runkel, Shayna Nagy.