sports shorts for Jan. 17, 2018
Wenzel and Adler take second at Rocky Mountain Classic
MISSOULA – The Pirates did not have an individual champion, but used their depth to finish ninth in the team standings with 109 points and Ronan finished sixteenth with 66 points while competing in the 32-team Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic at Sentinel Gym in Missoula on Friday and Saturday.
For the Pirates, Bridger Wenzel (132) and Parker Adler (152), both placed second with Hunter Fritsch (170) grabbing fourth place and Mateo Quinones (113) finishing in seventh place.
Top finishers for Ronan were Trapper McAllister (103) and Spencer Stagg (120) at seventh place and Owen Brown (126) at eighth place.
Shick places third at Choteau Classic Invitational
CHOTEAU — On Friday and Saturday, Mission/Charlo and Arlee wrestling teams competed in the 29-team Choteau Classic Invitational wrestling tournament. Mission/Charlo finished ninth in the team standings with 77 points while Arlee finished sixteenth with 42 points. George Shick (182) was the top finisher for the Arlee Warriors at third place followed by Jace Samsel (103) at fourth place.
Walker Murphy (113), Robert Dempsey (120) and Darwin Adams (138) all placed fourth and Cole Gilleard (132) place sixth for the Mission/Charlo Bulldogs.
Arlee Warriors 73
Mission Bulldogs 57
Philip Malatare scored a game high 27 points, Greg Whitesell scored 19 and Will Mesteth added 12 more as the Warriors beat the Bulldogs 73-57 on Jan. 9. In the home loss, Bulldogs’ Wacey McClure also scored a game high 27 followed by 18 points from Jacob Hugs.
Arlee Warriors 99
Two Eagle River Eagles 40
Behind a 25-point outburst from Greg Whitesell, Arlee had little trouble routing hosting Two Eagle River 99-40 on Saturday. Will Mesteth added 22 points, Phillip Malatare had 19 points and Isaac Fisher finished the night with 12 points for the Warriors. Brendan McDonald had a team high 12 points and was the only player in double figures for Two Eagle River.
Arlee Scarlets 58
Mission Bulldogs 48
The Scarlets grabbed a 58-48 road win from the Lady Bulldogs on Jan. 9. Alyssia Vanderburg scored a game high 30 points and Nellie Desjarlais scored 14 points for the Scarlets. The Lady Bulldogs had three scorers in double digits, Karolyna Buck had 18 points, Azia Umphrey scored 14 points and Syd Brander followed up with 11 points.
Arlee Scarlets 60
Two Eagle River Lady Eagles 18
The Scarlets dominated the Lady Eagles in the first half 47-10 Saturday before taking its foot off the gas in a 60-18 road win. Alyssia Vanderburg outscored Two Eagle River by herself, finishing with 35 points. Nellie Desjarlais added 10 points for Arlee. Malanya Carpentier led Two Eagle with 12 points.
Sentinel Spartans 60
Ronan Chiefs 45
On Jan. 9, the Chiefs fell 60-45 to the visiting Sentinel Spartans. Anthony Camel scored a game high 21 and Zeke Misa scored 18 points for the Chiefs.
Ronan Chiefs 64
Frenchtown Broncs 58
Anthony Camel had a game-high 27 points in the 64-58 home victory over Frenchtown on Friday.
Dallas Durheim scored 11 points and Zeke Misa added 10 more for the Chiefs.
Ronan Chiefs 66
Mission Bulldogs 61
Anthony Camel scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Chiefs to a 66-61 home victory Saturday over Mission. Zeke Misa and Dallas Durheim followed up with 12 points apiece for the Chiefs. Wacey McClure paced the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Jacob Hugs and Jedi Christy both chipped in with 15 points apiece.
Sentinel Lady Spartans 55
Ronan Maidens 40
Micalann McCrea had a game-high 19 points to go with five rebounds, two assists and seven steals in a 55-40 road loss to Sentinel on Jan. 9.
Frenchtown Lady Broncs 42
Ronan Maidens 31
In Class A action, the Maidens fell 42-31 Friday night on the road against Frenchtown. Micalann McCrea was the lone Maiden scorer in double digits with 11.
Ronan Maidens 69
Mission Lady Bulldogs 52
Ronan managed to withstand a furious 22-12 fourth-quarter rally by Mission for a 69-52 home win over the Lady Bulldogs on Saturday. Micalann McCrea scored a game-high 22 points for Ronan while Louetta Conko-Carmel added 14 points. Syd Brander led Mission with 16 points.
Polson Pirates 65
Libby Loggers 63 (2OT)
On Saturday, it took the visiting Pirates double over time to topple the Libby Loggers 65-63.
Pirates’ Shade Main led all scorers with 27 points. Teammates Connor Lanier added 12 points and Weston Danley had 11 points.
Polson Lady Pirates
Polson Lady Pirates 40
Stevensville Lady Yellowjackets 37
Stevensville led 22-13 at halftime, but the Lady Pirates outscored the Lady Yellowjackets 27-15 in the second half to steal the 40-37 home win on Friday. Both Jaycee Frydenlund and Kaelyn Smith paced Polson’s offense with a game-high 14 points apiece.
Libby Lady Loggers 53, Polson Lady Pirates 29
Jaycee Frydenlund scored a team-high 13 points for the Lady Pirates in a 53-29 road loss to the Libby Lady Loggers on Saturday.
Two Eagle River Eagles
Plains Horsemen 63
Two Eagle River Eagles 34
Eagles’ Bronco Branson scored a game high 17 points in the 63-34 road loss to Plains on Friday evening.
Two Eagle River Lady Eagles
Plains Trotters 67
Two Eagle River Lady Eagles 15
Friday evening, the Lady Eagles dropped a 67-15 road game to the Trotters.
Malanya Carpentier led the Lady Eagles with eight points.
Charlo Vikings 56
Hot Springs Savage Heat 29
In a Class 14C match up, Charlo Vikings had no trouble Friday with Hot Spring Savage Heat.
The Vikings had a big game from Tyson Petticrew, scoring 24 points in the 56-29 home victory.
Connor Koenig added 11 points for the Vikings.
Charlo Lady Vikings
Charlo Lady Vikings 44
Hot Springs Lady Savage Heat 32
Kaitlin Cox (13) and Sakoya Gaustad (12) combined for 25 points to help led the Lady Vikings to a 44-32 home win over the Lady Savage Heat on Friday.