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Mission, Arlee advance to Class B divisional basketball action

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BIGFORK — Battling in the 7B district tournament hosted in Bigfork, the Mission Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs both placed third, nabbing bracket spots in the upcoming three-day Western B Divisional tournament starting on Thursday in Ronan.

The Mission Lady Bulldogs opened tournament action on Thursday with a 60-24 win over the Plains Trotters. Madyson Currie booked a game high 20 points for the Lady Bulldogs followed by Kooper Page with 16 points.

On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs fell 55-27 to the Bigfork Valkyries. Currie scored a team high 11 points and Page had 10 points.

In action on Saturday morning, Currie booked a game high 16 points followed by Page with 13 points in a 56-17 victory over the Troy Lady Trojans.

Currie led Mission with 21 points as the Lady Bulldogs gabbed a third-place finish and a divisional bracket spot in Saturday’s 62-35 consolation game win over the Thompson Falls Lady Blue Hawks.

Both Kason Page and Gabby Smith scored 14 points apiece for the Lady Bulldogs.

On Friday, the Bulldogs opened the tourney with a 65-53 loss to the Eureka Lions. Zoran LaFrombois scored a team high 22 points followed by Ross McPherson with 10.

On Saturday morning, LaFrombois scored 23 points, McPherson had 19, and Cederick McDonald booked 18 points in an 88-42 win over the Troy Trojans.

Playing in the consolation round Saturday afternoon, LaFrombois sank a career high 44 points, setting a new Mission High School single game scoring record in a 79-41 win over the Thompson Falls Blue Hawks.

With the win, the Bulldogs placed third in the tournament and nabbed a bracket spot in the Western B Divisional tournament. McDonald chipped in with 13 points.

Over in the 6B District Tourney, the Arlee Warriors fell 88-64 to the Missoula Loyola Rams on Thursday. 

On Saturday, Benny Harlow scored a game high 14 points in a narrow 46-42 loss to the Deer Lodge Wardens. 

With the loss, the Warriors finished fourth in the tournament and claimed the final boy’s bracket spot in the Western B Divisional tournament. Also for the Warriors, Levi Fullerton chipped in with 11 points.

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