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Capital pulls away on Glacier girls

by Daily Inter Lake
| February 20, 2021 10:57 PM

Helena Capital’s Dani Bartsch poured in 12 points — two 3-pointers and two three-point plays — in the third quarter to help the Bruins down Glacier 63-44 in a Western AA girls’ basketball game Saturday.

The host Wolfpack (7-6) trailed 32-21 at halftime, then saw the gap increase to 50-29. Ellie Keller hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored 14 points for Glacier. Kaylee Fritz was next on the team with seven points.

Mara McGinley, Audrey Hofer and Bartsch, who ended with 18 points, combined to hit nine 3-pointers. The Bruins (11-1) have won nine straight.

Capital 15 17 18 13 – 63

Glacier 11 12 6 15 – 44

HELENA CAPITAL — Dani Bartsch 5 6-11 18, Jaymee Sheridan 2 0-0 4, Paige Bartsch 5 0-0 10, Keetyn Sayers 1 0-0 2, Rachael Stacey 0 1-2 1, Mara McGinley 4 0-0 12, Audrey Hofer 4 1-1 12. Totals 21 8-14 63.

GLACIER — Ellie Keller 5 2-2 14, Janessa Henson 1 0-1 3, Emma Anderson 3 0-0 6, Kaylee Fritz 3 1-1 7, Kenzie Williams 2 1-2 6, Bethany Sorenson 0 0-0 0, Cameron Gilman 0 0-0 0, Noah Fincher 2 1-1 5, Kiersten Smith 1 0-0 3. Totals 17 5-7 44.

3-point goals — Capital 9 (McGinley 4, Hofer 3, D. Bartsch 2), Glacier 4 (Keller 2, Smith, Williams). Fouls — Capital 11, Glacier 10. Fouled out — none.

Elsewhere

CLASS A

Browning 39,

Whitefish 31

BROWNING – Walker Running Crane scored 13 of her 18 points in the fourth quarter as Browning pulled off the Northwest A win.

Gracey Smyley scored 12 points for Whitefish (11-4, 7-3 in league).

Running Crane’s fourth quarter included a 3-pointer and an 8-for-8 performance at the line for Browning (8-5, 6-4).

Whitefish 9 7 5 10 – 31

Browning 5 6 11 17 – 39

WHITEFISH – Jodi Walburn 5, Gracie Smyley 12, Brook Smith 6, Mikenna Ells 2, Ashton Ramsey 6.

BROWNING – Walker Running Crane 18, Abby Bullcalf 6, Tatum Running Crane 5, Jerel White Grass 2, Mecca Bullchild 4, Arena Matt 3, Chalissa Kipp 1.

Class B

Anaconda 69, Bigfork 30

BIGFORK — The ninth-ranked Anaconda Copperheads had their way with Bigfork in a non-conference affair, behind 20 points from freshman Makena Patrick.

The Copperheads will head into the Western B Divisionals as the No. 1 seed from District 6-B and the Valkyries are slotted in at the 3rd seed from 7-B.

The Valkyries, who were once again with the services of All-Conference guard Emma Berreth, were led by Madison Chappius with eight points. Berreth is expected to return for Divisionals, which begin March 4 in Eureka.

Anaconda 17 15 19 18 – 69

Bigfork 5 5 6 14 – 30

ANACONDA – Makena Patrick 20, Alyssa Peterson 11, Sami Johnson 10, Mia Sullivan-Sanders 8, Megan Reich 8, Kora Kelly 8, Maniyah Lunceford 2, Kadence Lunceford 2.

BIGFORK – Maddison Chappius 8, Callie Gamballa 7, Alexis Saari 5, Callie Martinz 4, Audrey Buenz 2, Scout Nadeau 2, Anika Ranson 2.