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Lady Bulldogs rout Loggers; MCAA tourney underway

by Daily Inter Lake
| February 18, 2021 10:48 PM

LIBBY — The Whitefish Lady Bulldogs won easily over the Libby Lady Loggers Thursday, 68-25, behind Gracie Smyley’s 16 points.

Smyley sank three 3-pointers and one free throw.

Ashton Ramsey and Brook Smith each added 13 points for the Bulldogs (11-3 overall, 7-2 league). Smith went 3-for-5 at the free-throw line and Ramsey drained three 3-pointers.

For Libby (3-11, 2-8), Rylee Boltz led with seven points.

Whitefish 15 23 16 14 – 68

Libby 4 6 10 8 – 28

WHITEFISH – Jadi Walburn 11, Erin Wilde 8, Ashton Ramsey 13, Jenny Potter 3, Mikenna Ells 4, Gracie Smyley 16, Brook Smith 13.

LIBBY – Ivy Pierce 4, Gabby Fantozzi 2, Elise Erickson 4, Kinzee Boehmler 5, Rylee Boltz 7, Taylor Munro 6.

Eureka 61, Troy 8

EUREKA — Katie Schmidt’s 14 points led the way for Eureka, which held Troy scoreless in the second quarter of its lopsided victory. Michael Shea added nine points for the Lions (11-5 overall, 7-1 in District 7-B play).

Elaine Folkerts’ five points led the Trojans (0-11, 0-7).

Troy 5 0 1 2 – 8

Eureka 13 17 18 13 –61

TROY – Elaine Folkerts 5, A. Boardman 2, Jayden Leighty 1.

EUREKA – Michael Shea 9, Kyla Bohne 4, Rhianna Hawkins 8, Kiah Hawkins 5, Katie Schmidt 14, Reena Truman 8, Jadyn Pluid 7, Lucia Schermerhorn 4, Remmi Stenger 2.

MCAA

Stillwater Christian 61, Gallatin Valley 31

Madison Morken had 24 and 11 rebounds Thursday and Stillwater Christian captured its second straight convincing win at the Montana Christian Athletic Association State basketball tournament at Stillwater Christian.

Sophia Sulzbacher added 14 points and Zoe Linn 12 for the Cougars, who beat Bozeman’s Petra Academy 59-34 Wednesday.

Against Petra, Morken and Sulzbacher scored 18 points each.

Also Thursday, Flathead Valley Home School defeated Billings Christian 72-35. The Crusaders’ Codi Kenney passed 1,000 career points in that game, and broke the school record for career 3-pointers.

No other details were provided.

The MCAA boys’ state tournament began Thursday.

Gallatin 3 10 9 9 – 31

Stillwater 16 16 17 12 – 61

GALLATIN VALLEY – Alexa Lewis 12, Ava Capri 2, Liberty Baldwin 4, Gracie Millimen 11, Haley Halvorsen 2.

STILLWATER CHRISTIAN – Marae Tintzman 3, Madison Morken 24, Sophie Sulzbacher 14, Alex Hudson 1, Bailey Prewitt 7, Zoe Linn 12.

Late Wednesday

Stillwater Christian 59, Petra Academy 34

Stillwater 18 20 12 9 – 59

Petra Acad. 8 8 10 8 – 34

STILLWATER – Madison Morken 18, Sophia Sulzbacher 18, Zoe Linn 12, Bailey Prewitt 5, Marae Tintzman 4, Alex Hudson 2.

PETRA ACADEMY – Kiera Devlin 4, Adelle Stombo 12, Emily Veltkamp 6, Maiya Stohlmann 8, Abby McCloflin 4.