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Charlo teams look strong heading into tournament play

CHARLO – The number 6-ranked Charlo boys basketball team had much to celebrate after an easy win over Philipsburg in Charlo Friday evening. The Vikings won 66-22, advancing to 16-2 overall this season.

Charlo’s strong start helped them begin the first quarter with a 9-0 run during the first 4:47 of the game, and the Vikings never looked back. After the first quarter of play the Vikings led 18-5, with the Prospectors quickly loosing momentum to stay in the game. During the second quarter of play the Vikings extended their lead to 31, with a 39-8 advantage at the half.

The Prospectors never seemed to catch fire, as it was all Vikings during the third quarter of play. The Vikings rallied to outscore the Prospectors 18-5 during the third period, giving them a comfortable 57-13 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

Chance Rosenbaum led the way with 18 points in the Vikings’ win over Philipsburg. Other notable players for Charlo included Stephen Delaney who added nine, along with Garrett Herron and Web O’Neill who put together eight points each.

The Prospectors were led by Ladd Hogue, with 8 points. Tayber Goff added 5.

The number 10 ranked Lady Vikings took on the Lady Prospectors of Philipsburg Friday evening in hopes of advancing their record to 15-2 for the season. An emotional evening due to Senior Night may have affected the Lady Vikings who had a slow start to the game.

But the Lady Vikings didn’t let a slow start get them down. They used solid defense to keep the Lady Prospectors from finding the rim to take the easy win.

A tightly contested first quarter resulted in an 11-9 lead for Charlo ladies after the first 8 minutes of play. In the second quarter and thereafter, the Lady Vikings stepped up their press defense, making it nearly impossible for the Lady Prospectors to put up points the rest of the game.

During the second quarter of play the Lady Vikings held the Lady Prospectors to only one free throw the entire quarter, building a back-breaking 22 point lead by the half. This change of events was headed by Charlo Junior Dawn Blevins, and Sophomore Rachel Hoyt, who both had an incredible night, combining for 27 of the Lady Vikings’ 60 points. At the half, the Lady Vikings led 32-10.

The game continued to be in the Charlo’s favor throughout the third quarter, as they continued to outscore Philipsburg 13-4, building up their lead to 45-15 heading into the final quarter.

Blevins led the game with 14 points, five assists, and three steals in the win, with Hoyt adding 13 points, and Deondra Brown scoring nine. The Lady Vikings won 60-19, preparing themselves for District play on Thursday.

The Lady Prospectors were led by Anna Pence, who put up seven points, and Jasmine Struna, who added six.

The Vikings and Lady Vikings move on to District play this Thursday in Ronan, where the top two teams will proceed to play for the Divisional Championship.

Summary

Vikings 66, Philipsburg 22
Philipsburg 5 3 5 9 - 22
Charlo 18 21 18 9 - 66
PHILIPSBURG - Ladd Hogue 8, Justin Pergande 4, Tayber Goff 5, Kyle White 2, Wade Metesh 3.
CHARLO - Dillon Delaney 4, Stephen Delaney 9, Tra Ludeman 4, Chico Stipe 2, Garrett Herron 8, Kevin Moll 4, Austin Reynolds 3, Kolten Andrews 2, Chance Rosenbaum 18, Web O'Neill 8, Pedro Queiroz 1, Danny Blevins 3.

Vikings 61, St. Regis 32
Charlo 18 17 17 9 - 61
St. Regis 9 0 11 12 - 32

Lady Vikings 60, Philipsburg 19
Philipsburg 9 1 4 4 - 19
Charlo 11 21 13 15 - 60
PHILIPSBURG - Anna Pence 7, Jasmine Struna 6, Shanna Johnson 2, Nikki Shattick 2, Kylie Nienhuis 2.
CHARLO - Dawn Blevins 14, Kinley Pope 7, Deondra Brown 6, Royelle Esterby 4, Rachel Hoyt 13, Kelsey Blevins 6, Jordan Ludeman 8, Aspen Runkel 2.

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