High School Basketball Roundup Buzzer-beater helps Wildcats sink Blue Devils

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COLUMBIA FALLS — Drew Morgan sank a 3-point shot with one second left as the Columbia Falls Wildcats slipped by the Corvallis Blue Devils 48-47 in boys Class A basketball action on Saturday.

The Wildcats led 8-7 early, but Corvallis dug in and took a 38-30 lead into the fourth quarter. Columbia Falls (3-11 overall) outscored the Blue Devils (4-10 overall) 18-9 in the final frame and trailed 47-45 until Morgan’s buzzer-beater.

Morgan totaled 11 points. Dillon Shipp scored a team-high 13 and Sam Hodve scored 12 points.

Corvallis’ Caleb Warnken led all players with 15 points.

Corvallis 7 21 10 9 —  47

Columbia Falls 8 13 9 18 —  48

CORVALLIS – Liang Liedle 2, Tanner Jessop 6, Caeson Jessop 12, Caleb Warnken 15, Jaece Barcus 4, Garrett Brown 8.

COLUMBIA FALLS – Dillon Wanner 2, Drew Morgan 11, Dillon Shipp 13, Danny Henjum 6, William Dyon 3, Logan Bechtel 1, Sam Hovde 12.

Helena High 59, Glacier 42

HELENA —  The Glacier Wolfpack dropped a Western AA decision to the Helena High Bengals (7-5, 3-2) in Western AA play.

Drew Engellant led the Wolfpack (4-6, 0-2) with 15 points. Bret Michaels added seven. Helena’s Connor Murgel led all players with 21 points.

Glacier 7 16 11 8 —  42

Helena High 15 17 11 16 —  59

GLACIER – Drew Deck 2, Ethan Baines 5, KJ Johnson 2, Weston Price 5, Cole Crosby 5, Drew Engellant 15, Kyle Buckingham 1, Bret Michaels 7.

HELENA HIGH – Alex Johnson 2, Hayden Ferguson 6, Pierce Brown 16, Logan Brown 4, Connor Murgel 21, Aiden Brus 4, Holden Sampson 6.

Helena Capital 74, Flathead 51

HELENA — Brady Martin scored 21 points, 18 from behind the arc, to push Helena Capital (5-6, 2-3) to a 23-point Western AA victory over Flathead (4-6, 1-3).

Capital led by as many as 14 points in the opening quarter.

Trevor Swanson tallied 20 points for Capital.

Brett Thompson knocked down 10 points to lead Flathead.

No scoring summary was available.

Mission 73, Eureka 43

MISSION — Mission routed Eureka behind Jedi Christy’s 26 points in Class B play.

Wacey McClure added 10 points for Mission.

For Eureka, Cory Chaney scored 10 points and Jake Kindel added nine.

Eureka 8 12 11 12 —  43

Mission 21 16 18 18 — 73

EUREKA – Austin Sartori 2, Alex Lowe 6, Corbin Hurst 2, AJ Pacella 5, Quade Anderson 1, Josh Butts 2, Cory Chaney 13, Joey Kindel 3, Jake Kindel 9.

MISSION – Lucas Vanderberg 8, Jacob Hugs 15, Flint McPherson 8, Wacey McClure 10, Jedi Christy 26, Matt Anderson 7.

Loyola 68, Bigfork 57

BIGFORK — Loyola had three players score in double digits as it defeated Bigfork in Class B action.

Jack Lincoln tallied a game-high 21 points, while Jacob Hollenback scored 14 and Cooper Waters added 10.

Bigfork trailed 45-34 after three quarters and scored 23 points in the fourth, but couldn’t rally by Loyola.

Anders Epperly led Bigfork with 20 points and Colton Reichenbach scored 10.

Loyola 15 14 16 23 — 68

Bigfork 6 15 13 23 — 57

LOYOLA – Jack Lincoln 21, Jacob Hollenback 14, Cooper Waters 10, Ryan Tirrell 9, Charles Burns 6, Bucky Crippen 4, Liam Haffey 2, Nick Mitzel 2.

BIGFORK – Anders Epperly 20, Colton Reichenbach 10, Logan Gilliard 7, Luke Schmit 7, Randy Stultz 6, Eli Hines 4, Clayton Reichenbach 2, Levi Taylor 1.

Browning 56, Libby 54

LIBBY – Browning edged Libby in Northwest A play to improve to 13-1 overall and stay undefeated (8-0) in conference play.

Tyree Whitcomb put up a blazing game-high 29 points for the Indians. Rylee Spoonhunter scored 15.

With 16 points, Ryggs Johnson led Libby (7-7, 2-6) and Ryan Goodman scored nine points.

Browning 15 17 12 12 —  56

Libby 10 15 15 14 —  54

BROWNING – Tyree Whitcomb 29, Rylee Spoonhunter 15, CJ Smith 5, Justin Burd 3, Brant Bremner 2, Blayne Deroche 2.

LIBBY – Ryggs Johnston 16, Ryan Goodman 9, Keith Johnson 7, Caden Williams 6, JJ Davis 6, Kevin Barnes 5, Jay Beagle 3, Chandler Bower 2.

Girls

Eureka 73, Mission 46

EUREKA – Maggie Graves’ double-double and Sienna Utter’s career-high 29 points paved the way for the Eureka Lions’ seventh straight win, an easy victory over Mission in Class B play.

Graves scored a career-high 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Utter’s career night also included three 3-pointers for Eureka (10-2 overall).

Mission had two scorers in double digits: Azia Humphrey with 14 points and Addison Arlint with 10.

Eureka is back in action Monday with a nonconference game at Stillwater Christian School.

Mission 7 14 10 15 –  46

Eureka 19 22 22 10 –  73

Eureka: Michael Shea 4, Megan Hanson 4, Avory Escobar 6, Reena Truman 1, Maggie Graves 20, Karlee Frost 7, Alyssa Utter 2, Sienna Utter 29.

Mission: Karolyna Buck 7, Madyson Currie 3, Addison Arlint 10, Sydney Brander 7, Azia Umphrey 14, Courtney Mitchell 5.

Helena High 44, Glacier 35

HELENA — Glacier dropped a Western AA decision to Helena High.

The Wolfpack trailed 31-18 after three a quarters, but outscored Helena 17-13 in the fourth.

Helena’s Paige Aasved led all scorers with 16 points.

Raley Shirey and Abi Manger were Glacier’s high scorers with eight points each.

Helena High 15 7 9 13 —  44

Glacier 2 10 6 17 —  35

HELENA HIGH – Paige Aasved 16, Payton Aasved 3, Vanessa Walsh 11, Riley Tennis 4, Emily Feller 4, Abby Marcille 2, Caroline Bullock 2, Jamie Pickens 2.

GLACIER – Kali Gulick 7, Kaileigh Crawford 5, Aubrie Rademacher 2, Abi Manger 8, Ellie Keller 3, Raley Shirey 8, Aubry Grame 2.

Loyola 53, Bigfork 37

BIGFORK — The Valkryies fell to Loyola in Western B division play, despite Ansleigh Edgerton’s 12-point game.

Loyola led 15-2 after the first quarter.

Rakiah Grende added 11 points for Bigfork.

Loyola’s Lani Walker led all scorers with 18 points.

Bigfork has a nonconference game Thursday at home with Class A Ronan.

Loyola 15 12 11 15 —  53

Bigfork 2 15 11 9 — 37

LOYOLA – Lani Walker 18, Syd Koppang 12, Sam Clevenger 7, Kelsey Esh 6, Laney Denning 4, Nat Clevenger 4, Brooke Twite 2.

BIGFORK – Ansleigh Edgerton 12, Rakiah Grende 11, Isabella Santistevan 5, Emma Berreth 4, Jordan Nelson 2, Audrey Buenz 2, Meredith Bedford 1.

Browning 48, Libby 23

LIBBY — Browning improved to 12-2 overall with a Northwest A rout of Libby.

Browning is undefeated (8-0) in conference play.

Tamika Guardipee scored 10 points for the Lady Indians.

For Libby (9-5, 4-4), Jayden Winslow and Sammee Bradeen each scored 10 points.

Browning 13 8 10 17 —  48

Libby 7 1 5 10 — 23

BROWNING – Tamika Guardipee 10, Dulci Skunkcap 9, Walker Running Crane 7, Chaslin Kipp 5, Taylor Jordon 5, Caelin Guardipee 4, Chalissa Kipp 4, Tatum Running Crane 4.

LIBBY – Jayden Winslow 10, Sammee Bradeen 10, McKenzie Proffitt 2, Alli Collins 1.

Columbia Falls 50,

Corvallis 35

CORVALLIS – Columbia Falls led by as much as 25 points in its 50-35 victory against Corvallis.

No scoring information was available.

Whitefish 51, Stevensville 32

WHITEFISH – Whitefish routed Stevensville in Class A play.

No scoring information was available.

Whitefish has a Northwest A game Tuesday at Ronan.

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