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Smyley goes for 28, Whitefish girls take over 2nd

by Daily Inter Lake
| February 9, 2021 10:08 PM

RONAN — Gracie Smyley scored 28 points and Whitefish built a huge first-half lead on the way a big 51-29 Northwestern A road girls’ basketball win over Ronan Tuesday.

Jadi Walburn added seven for the Bulldogs (8-3 overall, 4-2 in league), who led 31-16 at the half and moved into second place in the standings.

Ari Burke led Ronan (7-5, 4-3) with eight points.

Whitefish 19 12 7 13 - 51

Ronan 8 8 5 8 - 29

WHITEFISH — Jadi Walburn 7, Erin Wilde 4, Taylor Means 2, Ashton Ramsey 3, Mikenna Ells 6, Gracie Smyley 28, Brook Smith 1.

RONAN — Alexis Wirz 4, LeReina Cordova 5, Leona Ulutoa 2, Jaeleigh Gatch 3, Olivia Heiner 1, Ari Burke 8, Madeline McCrea 2, Jaylen Lunceford 4.

Columbia Falls 56, Bigfork 51

BIGFORK — Columbia Falls fought off a late challenge from District 7-B Bigfork to stay unbeaten.

The Northwestern A Wildkats (13-0) were led by Maddie Robison and Hannah Schweikert with 15 points each. Emma Berreth dropped in 16 points for the Valkyries (8-4).

Columbia Falls 19 12 13 12 – 56

Bigfork 10 14 18 9 - 51

Columbia Falls – Hannah Schweikert 15, Maddie Robison 15, Lauren Falkner 10, Lakia Hill 7, Clarissa Erb 5, Grace Gedlaman 4.

Bigfork – Emma Berreth 16, Alexis Saari 12, Scout Nadeau 12, Madison Chappius 7, Audrey Buenz 2, Callie Martinz 2.

Eureka 60, Libby 22

LIBBY — The Eureka Lady Lions will bring home the trophy for the Battle of the Kootenai after defeating the Libby Lady Loggers 60-22 on Tuesday.

The Loggers had won the trophy the last four years.

Michael Shea paced the District 7-B Lions (8-5 overall) with 13 points. Kyla Bohne added 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

For Northwestern A Libby (2-9), Taylor Munro scored seven points and Olivia Gilliam-Smith had four.

Eureka 21 16 8 15 – 60

Libby 4 6 4 8 – 22

EUREKA – Dylan Sharp 4, Michael Shea 13, Kyla Bohne 11, Rhianna Hawkins 7, Ellie Durder 3, Katie Schmidt 8, Reena Truman 11, Jadyn Pluid 3.

LIBBY – Olivia Gilliam-Smith 4, Kayly Svendsbye 3, Elise Erickson 2, Kinsey Boehmler 2, Rylee Boltz 4, Taylor Munro 7.