Fast start leads Wildkats over Bigfork

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BIGFORK – Columbia Falls scored 30 points in the first quarter on its way to a 78-47 victory over Bigofrk in nonconference girls basketball on Thursday at Bigfork High School.

“Our kids were aggressive from the start,” Columbia Falls coach Cary Finberg said, adding that a lot of the scoring in the first quarter “was because of our defense.”

Ryley Kehr led all scorers with 21, while Trista Cowen had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Wildkats.

Emma Berreth scored 15 for the Valkyries.

Columbia Falls is in action today against Ronan, and Bigfork resumes play on Jan. 5 at Deer Lodge.

Columbia Falls 30 15 13 20 – 78

Bigfork 15 11 12 9 – 47

CFALLS: Maddie Robison 1, Lakia Hill 9, Grace Gedleman 2, Josie Windauer 10, Hannah Schweikert 6, Ryley Kehr 21, Lauren Falkner 2, Paige Burger 2, Madysen Hoerner 5, Trista Cowan 20.

BIGFORK: Merideth Bedford 1, Emma Berreth 15, Heidi Schneller 8, Jordan Nelson 2, Ansleigh Edgerton 8, Isabella Santistevan 3.

Frenchtown 56, Polson 16

Frenchtown dominated Polson in Western A girls basketball on Thursday in Polson.

No scoring summary was available.

Boys

Frenchtown 52, Polson 50

Polson rallied from an early deficit but ultimately fell to the Broncs in Western A basketball action on Thursday in Frenchtown.

Frenchtown outscored the Pirates 26-8 in the first quarter. The Pirates came from behind to take a 40-36 lead at the end of the third, but the Broncs reclaimed the lead in the fourth.

Frenchtown’s Cade Baker led all scorers with 21, while Polson’s Colton Graham had 19. Micah Askan added 11 for the Pirates.

Polson 8 13 19 10 – 50

Frenchtown 26 6 4 16 – 52

POLSON: Keyan Dalbey 6, Ryker Wenderoth 6, Robin Erickson 3, Parker Toth 2, Colton Graham 19, Seth Lake 1, Kordell Walker 2, Micah Askan 11.

FRENCHTOWN: Cade Baker 21, Mason Pyron 5, Brandon Finley 4, Hank Rucc 10, Zack Baker 10, Dawson Leishman 2.

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