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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 Education Consortium Championship this March in Santa Fe, N.M. – they beat Little Bighorn College 141-77 the week before. The Bison shot 38 percent from behind the 3-point arc, connecting on 15 of 40 3-point attempts. The Bison were led by local Gus McDonald. The St. Ignatius player, who started his career at University of Montana-Western, sank six 3-pointers and finished with ...

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...

Road warriors

NOXON — Even traveling 375 miles in two nights couldn’t slow down the Warriors. On a two-game road swing they had different players step up each night, to come away with a pair of victories and remain perfect on the year. In a 53-45 nonconference victory against Seeley-Swan Friday it was Kyle ...

Turning the tables

The Mission Bulldogs withstood a late 3-point barrage from the Thompson Falls Bluehawks to snare their first home win in nearly two years. After building a 20-point lead, the Bulldogs watched as Bluehawk Brandon Wakefield almost single-handedly erased three quarters of  their good work, connecting on...

Warriors tame Savage Heat at foul line

ARLEE — The Warriors remained cool under pressure and hit clutch free throws down the stretch against Hot Springs to remain perfect on the season. In their first close game of the season, the Warriors were trailing the Savage Heat in the fourth quarter, but went 12-for-16 at the foul line in the fin...

Bulldogs’ offense kept on leash in pair of losses

ST. IGNATIUS — The Bulldogs got back in action after a long break, but their offense was nowhere to be found. The Mission Bulldogs averaged just 31 points in a pair of losses to start the new year. After a lackluster 47-35 loss to the Red Devils in Noxon Thursday, the Bulldogs were kept in single di...

Eagles soar past Tigers for conference victory

PABLO — Behind the hot shooting of their freshman guard, Two Eagle River snared their first win of the season. Clayton Malatare, matched his uniform number, going off for 24 points against St. Regis at home Thursday in a 71-56 conference victory. Malatare was one of three Eagles to finish in doub...

Vikings start year with 2-game skid

THOMPSON FALLS — 2010 got off to a rough start for the Charlo Vikings. After turning the ball over nearly 30 times in a 63-46 conference loss to Arlee at home Thursday, the Vikings faltered down the stretch in a 54-47 loss to the Bluehawks in Thompson Falls Friday. Against Arlee Thursday, the Viking...

Anemic stretches sink Chiefs in pair of losses

RONAN — A couple of anemic quarters led to a pair of conference losses for the Ronan Chiefs last week.  Ronan dropped a 54-45 game at home to Polson Tuesday, then lost 55-39 in Libby on Saturday. Both losses were keyed by offensive lapses that let the other team make crucial runs. Polson use...

Pirates' defense confounds Chiefs in 54-45 win

POLSON — The Polson Pirates split a pair of games last week, but won the one that counted the most. Polson picked up a conference win to improve to 2-0 in league play by topping Ronan 54-45 last Tuesday on the road. But the Pirates' defense struggled against Class AA Glacier Saturday night in Polson...

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