Friday, March 05, 2021

Cats knock off Dawgs, advance to divisional

by The Daily Inter Lake
| February 22, 2021 10:30 PM

Daily Inter Lake

WHITEFISH -- Alihn Anderson scored 18 points to lead three Columbia Falls players in double figures, and the Wildcats beat Whitefish in a Western A Divisional boys’ basketball play-in game Monday.

Jace Hill added 12 points and Allec Knapton scored 13. Knapton had 10 boards, six on the offensive end for the Cats (7-9), who advanced to this week’s Western A tournament in Butte.

Mason Peters had 12 rebounds and took three charges for a defense that held Whitefish standout Jayce Cripe to two points.

“We did key on him better than in games past,” Wildcats’ coach Chris Finberg said. “He didn’t get going obviously, and that was a big part of the game.”

Bodie Smith scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs, who ended up 7-9.

Col. Falls 14 17 13 14 - 58

Whitefish 9 11 10 13 - 43

COLUMBIA FALLS - Cade Morgan 3, Mason Peters 7, Alihn Anderson 18, Jace Hill 12, Cooper Babcock 3, Allec Knapton 13, Aaron Trueblood 2.

WHITEFISH - Bodie Smith 17, Logan Conklin 8, Marvin Kimera 2, Trey Hunt 2, Jayce Cripe 2, Talon Holmquist 12.