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Ennis eliminates Eagles, 67-56

BUTTE — Clayton Malatare’s six 3-pointers and Skyler Rossbach’s double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds wasn’t enough to pull past the Ennis Mustangs Feb. 25 at the Western C Divisional Tournament in Butte.

Ennis had four plays in double figures in the matchup, led by Jackson Goodman with 21 points and 13 boards.

The Eagles (14-8) outscored Ennis 15-13 in the first quarter, but the Mustangs fired back in the second, scoring 20 to Two Eagle’s 15 points to lead at the half 33-24.

The match was even in the second half, but Ennis built off its halftime lead, going five of seven at the line in the final moments of the game to win 67-56. The Eagles finish the season 15-8 after the loser-out game to Ennis.

On Feb. 24, the Eagles lost to Shields Valley 69-64 in a thrilling overtime contest to face Ennis. Shields Valley’s Mike Gagen scored 21 points, and Joseph Desch contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Eagles led the Rebels entering the fourth quarter by three points, but the Rebels outscored Two Eagle 8-3 in overtime to win.

Artie Mendoza lit up the scoreboard with 21 points, and Rossbach added 12 points and five rebounds. The Eagles shot 59 percent from the floor and were out rebounded 43-23. Cole Noble dropped three 3-pointers for 15 points.

SUMMARY
Shields Valley 69, TER 64, OT
Shields V. 18 19 12 12 8 – 69
Two Eagle 18 17 17 9 3 – 64
SHIELDS VALLEY – Cody Kerkaert 2-8 0-0 5, Mike Gagen 7-16 3-4 21, Seth Swandal 2-6 0-1 7, Wyatt Fairchild 2-2 1-2 6, Joseph Desch 8-13 4-6 20, Levi Sarrazin 0-1 1-2 1, Craig Cissel 0-1 0-0 0, Matt Sarrazin 4-6 0-0 8, Colter Scidmore 0-1 1-2 1, Lane Lahaye 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 25-57 10-17 69.
TWO EAGLE RIVER – Marcus Brown 4-5 0-0 8, Cole Noble 6-10 0-0 15, Skyler Rossbach 5-10 1-2 12, Artie Mendoza 8-11 5-7 21, Clayton Malatare 3-8 0-1 8, Jaylen Ducharme 0-0 0-0 0, Justice Nicolai 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-44 6-10 64.
3-point goals – Shields 7-18 (Gagen 4-7, Kerkaert 1-2, Swandal 1-4, Fairchild 1-1, Lahaye 0-2), Two Eagle 5-16 (Noble 3-6, Malatare 2-6, Rossbach 1-2, Brown 0-3). Rebounds – Shields 43 (Desch 12), Two Eagle 23 (Rossbach 5). Total fouls – Shields 16, Two Eagle 19. Fouled out - Brown, Rossbach. Turnovers – Shields 17, Two Eagle 15.

Ennis 67, TER 56
Loser out
Two Eagle 15 9 17 15 – 56
Ennis 13 20 17 17 – 67
TWO EAGLE RIVER – Marcus Brown 4-9 0-0 8, Cole Noble 4-11 0-0 9, Skyler Rossbach 6-19 3-7 16, Artie Mendoza 1-6 0-0 2, Clayton Malatare 6-15 0-0 18, Brooks Mad Plume o-2 0-0 0, Jaylen Ducharme 1-4 0-0 3, Justice Nicolai 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 22-66 3-9 56.
ENNIS – Blake McKitrick 3-5 0-1 7, Dalton Bullock 0-3 0-0 0, Wes Goodman 3-15 3-4 12, Conner Sullivan 6-10 1-2 13, Jackson Goodman 10-13 1-2 21, Braydon McKitrick 5-6 1-2 14, Duel Farnes 0-0 0-0 0, Cody McGurk 0-0 0-0 0, Brady Croy 0-0 0-0 0, Tucker Ott 0-0 0-0 0, Colten Clark 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-52 6-11 67.
3-point goals – Two Eagle River 9-29 (Noble 1-5, Rossbach 1-5, Mendoza 0-2, Malatare 6-14, Ducharme 1-3), Ennis 6-15 (Blake McKitrick 1-2, W. Goodman 3-9, Sullivan 0-1, Braydon McKitrick 3-3). Fouled out – Mendoza. Total fouls – Two Eagle River 17, Ennis 9. Rebounds – Two Eagle River 39 (Rossbach 12), Ennis 35 (J. Goodman 13). Blocks – Ennis 4 (Braydon McKitrick 2). Turnovers – Two Eagle River 12, Ennis 11.

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