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State A boys: Unbeaten Lewistown tops Dillon for boys crown

by Daily Inter Lake
| March 11, 2023 11:55 PM

BOZEMAN — The Lewistown Golden Eagles capped off an unbeaten season with a State A championship after defeating the Dillon Beavers 54-47 on Saturday at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

Lewistown finished 24-0.

Dillon led 11-10 after one quarter and though Lewistown worked its way back into the lead, Treyton Graham banked in a long 3-pointer at the buzzer to tie it 23-all at the break.

The Beavers cut into the Eagles’ lead again when Kyler Engellant sank a long-range field goal at the buzzer to make it 36-33 at the end of the third quarter.

Dillon again would tie the score but would get no closer than 46-44 as the Eagles pulled away in the last 90 seconds of the game.

Fischer Brown led the Eagles with 25 points, including five 3-pointers, had four steals and grabbed 10 rebounds. Royce Robinson also came up big, scoring 21 points and snatching eight rebounds.

For Dillon, Kyler Engellant scored 14 points, which included four treys. Carter Curnow added 11 points and four boards.

Butte Central 66, Frenchtown 48

Dougie Peoples powered the Butte Central Rams to a third place trophy on Saturday at the State A boys tournament with 33 points in a 66-48 win over Frenchtown.

Peoples grabbed four rebounds and hit six 3-pointers in his final high school game.

The Rams led 32-20 at the break and 52-39 after three quarters.

Connor Michaud put up 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Broncs, who are 0-4 against Butte Central this year.

Butte Central 69, Billings Central 57

Peoples scored 28 points for Butte Central to lift the Maroons to a 69-57 win over Billings Central Saturday morning in a consolation semifinal.

The Maroons will play for third place.

Peoples made the free-throw line his bread and butter, going 19 for 21 there and 4 for 11 from the field. He also grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals and two blocks.

Kyler Northrop paced the Rams with 17 points, including five treys and five boards.

Frenchtown 51, Glendive 50 (OT)

Eli Quinn scored 21 points for Frenchtown in a game so even that it was tied at the end of each quarter. The Broncs outlasted Glendive in overtime for a shot at third place.

Chase Crockett led Glendive with 13 points.

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