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Warriors hit speed bump in Lincoln

LINCOLN — If the Warriors thought getting back to the divisional tournament was going to be easy, they got a wake-up call in Lincoln Saturday. One night after the Warriors cruised to their 11th win in 11 tries, the Lynx hit two free throws in the final seconds to hand Arlee a 50-48 defeat, their first loss of the season. “They’re just hard to beat over there ... They came to play. They were out to win. Our kids played hard, too; they just didn’t play well,” Arlee coach Clyde Tucker said. Limited on what they could do on offense because of Lincoln’s small court, the Warriors were out of sync on offense and didn’t look like the team that ran ...

Chiefs earn second win of the season

RONAN — The Ronan Chiefs scored a pair of 48s at home last week, with one serving up their second win of the season. Ronan fell behind early on Thursday against Class AA Big Sky, trailing 18-8 after the first eight minutes. But the Chiefs hung in there and fought back in spurts over the final three ...

Vikings control paint to rout Red Devils

CHARLO — Burn me once, shame on you. Burn me twice, shame on me. After being torched by the outside shot in a loss to the Red Devils in Noxon, the Vikings were determined to guard the 3-point line and let the Red Devils do all their damage inside — an area of the court the Vikings completely d...

Bulldogs can’t keep pace with Chiefs

RONAN — The Bulldogs came into Ronan limping and couldn’t keep up with the speedy Chiefs in a 48-28 runaway Ronan victory Saturday. “We’re not healthy. We had three guys that couldn’t start,” Mission coach Lloyd Phillips said. “We had two nights this week where we...

Bagnell's offense, defense lead Pirates in fourth-quarter charge over Dogs

POLSON — There are always lessons to be learned after a bad loss. The Polson Pirates seemed to have learned well from their's. After playing the Flathead Braves close through three quarters last Tuesday night — and despite not shooting very well — the Pirates' wheels came off defensively...

Aggressive defense, patient offense leads to Charlo wins

CHARLO — The Lady Vikings earned another pair of wins last week with a 35-23 road victory in Plains on Tuesday and 36-27 win at home over Noxon on Saturday night. Charlo had to work for every point in Plains, taking a 10-4 first quarter lead that the Lady Vikings built into an 18-8 halftime lead. ...

Maidens close gap but fall short against Lady Bulldogs

RONAN — The Maidens displayed a lot of progress against the Lady Bulldogs but still couldn’t come away with a win. In the 40-33 narrow loss to rival Mission at home Saturday, it looked like a different Maiden team took the court than the one that only scored one first-quarter point and went 4-...

Scarlets stymie St. Regis to stop skid

LINCOLN — With a relentless style of defense, the Scarlets’ success can be measured by how much they get under their opponent’s skin —consider Friday night a success. The Scarlets stopped a five-game losing streak by completely frustrating the St. Regis Tigers, limiting their scori...

Lady Bulldogs’ defense pesters Maidens in 7-point victory

RONAN — The Lady Bulldogs used a scrappy defense and a late run in the third quarter against the Maidens to give their coach something he has rarely had in his nearly 20 years of coaching at the school: a winning streak against Ronan. The Lady Bulldogs swiped the ball 19 times and scored the final e...

Cruise control

The Lady Pirates played a lot of good defense did a lot of scoring last week as Polson ran away with a pair of victories to improve to 9-2 overall and 4-0 in conference play. Polson's defense held Class AA Flathead High School to just 35 points Tuesday night, spoiling former Lady Pirate, now Flathead head...

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