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Stillwater Christian girls get 2nd straight MCAA title

by Daily Inter Lake
| February 19, 2021 10:39 PM

Madison Morken fueled a furious fourth-quarter comeback with eight points and Stillwater Christian rallied to edge Flathead Valley Home School 44-43 for the MCAA girls’ basketball championship Friday at the Stillwater gym.

It was a rematch of last year’s Montana Christian Athletic Association girls’ final, which Stillwater Christian also won.

Morken finished with 12 points for the Cougars, who trailed 18-8 at halftime and 38-23 after three quarters. Bailey Prewitt and Zoe Linn added 10 points each, each hitting a pair of clutch free throws in the final period. Marae Tintzman added seven points and eight rebounds.

Carli Kenney hit two 3-pointers — giving her a school-record 151 for her career — and scored 15 points for FVHS. The Lady Crusaders had 10 points each from Aurora Howery and Abby Wiser.

Championship

FVHS 11 7 20 5 — 43

Stillwater 6 2 15 21 — 44

FLATHEAD VALLEY HOME SCHOOL — Carli Kenney 5 2-3 15, Aurora Howery 4 2-2 10, Abby Wiser 5 0-0 10, Corey Connerly 1 1-2 4, Makaila Burlingame 1 2-4 4, Ellie Kenney 1 0-0 2, Brianna Mack 0 0-0 0, Kaitlynn Brockman 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 7-11 43.

STILLWATER CHRISTIAN — Madison Morken 6 0-2 12, Bailey Prewitt 4 2-2 10, Zoe Linn 4 2-4 10, Marae Tintzman 2 2-4 7, Sophia Sulzbacher 2 0-0 5, Abby Stillo 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 6-12 44.

3-point goals — FVHS 4 (Kenney 3, Connerly), SCS 2 (Tintzman, Sulzbacher).

Late Thursday

Flathead Valley Home School 59,

Great Falls Home School 54

Carli Kenney hit six 3-pointers — four in the critical third quarter — and scored 20 points to lead Flathead Valley Home School past Great Falls Home School at the MCAA girls basketball semifinals at Stillwater Christian School.

Corey Connerly scored nine of her 15 points in the fourth quarter for the Crusaders, and Abby Wiser added 16 points.

The Crusaders were coming off a 72-35 Wednesday win over Billings Christian in which Kenney had four threes and 21 points. Aurora Howery (16 points), Wiser (13) and Connerly (12) also reached double figures in that game.

FVHS 12 14 20 13 — 59

GFHS 14 16 12 12 — 54

FLATHEAD VALLEY HOME SCHOOL — Carli Kenney 20, Abby Wiser 16, Corey Connerly 15, Makaila Burlingame 8.

GREAT FALLS HOME SCHOOL — Abigail Gray 4, Presley Holmquist 10, Grace Reiman 18, Golden Holmquist 13, Naomi Ryder 9.