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Maidens sunk by slow start in Bigfork

COLUMBIA FALLS — The Maidens started to find their offensive rhythm last week, but still came out on the wrong end in a pair of games. After getting off to a slow start against the Vals, the Maidens fought back to pull within nine points before falling 52-36 in Bigfork. The Maidens were overmatched in the week’s finale, losing 60-28 to the much taller Wildkats in Columbia Falls Saturday. Against the Vals Tuesday, the Maidens spotted them a 35-15 halftime lead, before climbing back into the game. The Maidens held the Vals to only 17 points in the second half with many of them coming at the free-throw line late in the game. The 36 points the Maidens scored, was their seco...

Lady Pirates' defense smothers Lady Loggers

POLSON — The Lady Pirates took the battle to the paint and came up with a pair of hoops wins last week. Post Riley Kenney and forward Nicole Davey led Polson's attack of the rack in victories in Eureka (52-45) and at home against Libby (49-38).  After a 10-10 start in Eureka Thursday, Polson...

Scarlets scuffle on long road trip

NOXON — The Scarlets played their best game of the season and one of their worst games of the season on a two-game road trip last week, but came up with losses in both. After playing what their coach Richard Bachmeier called their best game of the season in a 42-32 nonconference loss to the Lady Bla...

Lady Bulldogs trounce Trotters, blow lead to Lady Bluehawks

ST. IGNATIUS — The Lady Bulldogs spread out their scoring to claim a 40-26 District 7-B victory over the Trotters in Plains Friday. Ashley Courville led the balanced Lady Bulldog attack, which saw nine players finish on the scoring sheet. Courville finished with nine points on 4 of 14 shooting. It w...

Lady Vikings improve to 9-1 with wins over P-burg, St. Regis

PHILIPSBURG — They started out a bit close, but both of the Charlo Lady Vikings' games last week ended up cruisers for the girls in purple. Charlo struggled to find its defensive groove early in Philipsburg Thursday, but got it figured out and pulled away in the second half for a 55-36 win. Charlo l...

Chiefs fall to top-ranked Wildcats

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs got a clear idea of where they want to be last weekend, but it was a tough lesson to learn. After a hard-fought 66-52 loss in Bigfork Thursday, the Chiefs returned home for a Friday night battle against Columbia Falls, the top-ranked Class A team in the state. And it didn't ...

Eagles silence Savage Heat for District 14-C victory

PABLO — Two Eagle River shut down Hot Springs in the final quarter to earn a 63-54 conference victory at home Saturday. After starting the week with a 94-65 blowout loss to Valley Christian, the Eagles were facing their third straight loss Saturday, but got hot in the fourth quarter, while the Savag...

Vikings’ D clamps down in 2 wins

ST. REGIS — The Charlo Vikings used a high pressure defense to get back on track, stopping a two-game losing streak by shutting down both of their opponents last week. The Vikings started the week with a 70-24 thrashing of the Prospectors in Philipsburg Thursday and finished the week with a 54-12 ro...

Bison blow past Bravehearts

PABLO — The Salish Kootenai College Bison got back to .500 with a 125-82 rout over the Oglala Lakota College Bravehearts at the Joe McDonald Health and Fitness Complex Saturday. The win pushed the Bison to 6-6 and was their second win in a row over a team they will face at the American Indian Higher...

Pirates shoot better, but one bucket short against Loggers

POLSON — It wasn't the best of weeks for the Polson Pirate basketball team. The Polson boys struggled in a 60-50 win that they really should have dominated in Eureka Tuesday, then lost an important conference game at home to Libby 41-40 on Saturday night. It's true that Eureka is a long road trip an...

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