Sports shorts for Jan. 11, 2023
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Polson Girls Basketball
WHITEFISH — The Lady Pirates traveled to Whitefish to take on the Bulldogs on Jan. 6, winning 44-32. Although Whitefish led by one point after the first quarter, Polson went ahead in the second and never looked back. Addyson Gallatin led all scoring with 20 points, including four 3-pointers, in what was an outstanding individual performance. Nikki Kendall and Ilysia Adams kicked in six more a piece, ensuring the Lady Pirates went home with a win.
On Jan. 7, the Polson Lady Pirates hosted the Browning Indians, losing 55-48. In what was a back and forth, ultra-competitive game, the game was tied at 12 after the first quarter. Browning was able to go ahead by four by the end of the half and extended the lead by three at the end of the third quarter. Both teams found their scoring touch in the fourth, with each scoring 19 points. Mila Hawk led the Lady Pirates with 17 points and Addyson Gallatin added 14 of her own. The Lady Pirates next play in Frenchtown on Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.
Ronan Girls Basketball
RONAN — The Maidens hosted the Whitefish Bulldogs on Jan. 3, winning 35-34. The Maidens trailed at the end of every quarter, only to finish the fourth with their best, securing the come from behind win. Olivia Heiner led the maidens in scoring with seven points, while Lauryn Buhr and Bella Devereau Trahan added six more each. The Maidens next travel to Columbia Falls Jan. 13 at 4:15 p.m.