The Lady Falcons of Florence came from behind to top Corvallis, 36-27, in non-conference action on Saturday. Corvallis jumped out to an early lead and outscored Florence 21-10 in the first half. Florence didn’t shoot well in the first half and Corvallis’ Jane Booth, who is six feet tall, pulled down several rebounds to give her team the edge.
Florence came back in the second half and rallied. Junior Megan Byrne found her range and put the Lady Falcons ahead with a shot from just inside the three-point line. She continued her barrage, finishing the game with 15 points. Carli O’Brien and Nikki Schurg went to town on defense. Schurg converted three steals to baskets. Freshman Megan Kowalski, who sat the bench more most of the third quarter due to foul trouble, was a factor in rebounding once the Lady Falcons sealed Booth out of the paint.
Florence 36, Corvallis 27
Florence– Megan Byrne 15, Steph Drozdz 1, Nikki Schurg 13, Megan Kowalski 5, Margaret Finlay 2.
Corvallis – Jessica Lewis 2, Corrine Sanderson 6, Chelsi Clarke 10, Kira Doyle 9.
Florence’s game against St. Ignatius on Friday night was postponed until Monday due to weather. Those results were not available at press time.
Corvallis picked up a win over another Class B school, Ronan, on Friday. Ronan jumped out to an early lead and was up by eight points at the end of the first half. However Corvallis chipped away at the lead and came back to two win, 36-32. Booth finished with 10 points and freshman Corrine Sanderson added nine more.
Corvallis 36, Ronan 32
Corvallis– Jessica Lewis 2, Corrine Sanderson 9, Chelsi Clarke 4, Jane Booth 10, Kayla Lewis 2, Emme Warnken 7, Kira Doyle 2.
Ronan – Angela North Piegan 5, Raymi Clairmont 2, Aspen Jore 4, Alaina Madsen 6, Hailey O’Hern 6, Maha Hamel 4, Kendra Starkel 2, Lee Camel 3.
The Lady Broncs of Hamilton fell to Class AA Big Sky in non-conference action on Thursday. After jumping out to an early lead, the Hamilton team stalled out in the third quarter and were outscored by 11 points. Their rally fell short and they lost, 61-55. Taylor Goligoski led all scorers with 27 points including a couple of treys. The Lady Broncs pulled down 24 rebounds while Big Sky dominated with 35 rebounds.
Big Sky 61, Hamilton 55
Hamilton – McKayl Rothie 3, Taylor Goligoski 27, Jaylee Albert 5, Kali Hayes 6, Bri Huggans 5, Sami Kratofil 9.
Big Sky – McKenna Arledge 9, Dani Baker 15, Sidney Davis 4, Kendra Joyce 10, Maddy Shaide 15, Kenzie Hansen 4, Anna Gragg 4.
On Saturday, the Lady Broncs took on the Maroons of Butte Central in a late game. The league-leading Lady Broncs poured in 28 points in the first half while holding Butte Central to only 13. They cruised to a 53-36 win and moved to 6-0 in conference play. Three Hamilton players finished in double figures with Taylor Goligoski’s 16 points leading all scorers. Jaylee Albert finished with 13 and the lone senior on the Hamilton team, Sami Kratofil had 10 points. Hamilton is 10-3 overall.
Hamilton 533, Butte Central 36.
Butte Central– Sierra Pica 15, Shelby Paffhausen 8, Emily St. John 8, Mollie Peoples 5.
Hamilton – Taylor Goligoski 16, Jaylee Albert 13, Sami Kratofil 10, Bri Huggans 2, Kali Hayes 2, Ellie Hurlbert 4, McKayl Rothie 6.
Stevensville rolled over Polson in non-conference action in Polson on Thursday. The Lady Yellowjackets scored 13 points in the first quarter while holding the Lady Pirates scoreless. They went on to win, 35-14. Kayla Peterson scored 15 pointes and Carly Sebastian added 10.
Stevensville 35, Polson 14
Stevensville – Katie Malachinski 4, Carly Vercruyssen 5, Carly Sebastian 10, Mariah Henson 1, Kayla Peterson 15.
Polson – Mikayla Croft 4, Jaylin Kenney 4, Wright 2, Kaelen Wall 1, Erin Sampson 2, Monika Frame 1.
Stevensville went up against Anaconda on Saturday. After a close first quarter, the Copperheads pulled away and went on to win, 48-24. Kayla Peterson had a game high 15 points for the Lady ‘Jackets.
Anaconda 48, Stevensville 24.
Stevensville – Katie Malachinski 2, Carly Vercruyssen 3, Carly Sebastian 4, Kayla Peterson 15.
Anaconda – Shelby McNeil 2, Taylor Flynn 4, Lacee Moodry 2, Kiernan Gallagher 3, Courtney Moodry 8, Molly Huber 2, Randee Jo Johnson 2, Kristy Hayden 3, Khali Knadler 7, Tyler Baustadt 9, Shea Forsberg 6.
Victor picked up a couple of wins over the weekend. Ryanne Tracy scored 22 points to lead the Lady Pirates to a 68-39 victory over Two Eagle River in Victor on Thursday. Fellow senior Haley Tillotson added 11 in the win. The Lady Pirates jumped out to an early lead and built upon that. By halftime they were ahead, 41-14.
Victor 68, Two Eagle River 39
Two Eagle River – Cassidy Wunderlich 13, Misty Mendoza 3, Carmelita Malatare 2, Olivia Nichols 5, Gabriella Big Beaver 6, Tyra Michel 5, Maklit Charlo 2, Shaylynn Andrew 3.
Victor – Jamie Burdette 5, Carly Jean Conley 6, Ryanne Tracy 22, Hailey Kay 4, Skye Mitcham 7, Michaela Portner 2, Allison Rich 2, Haley Tillotson 11, Payton Tillotson 9.
On Friday, the Victor girls picked up another win, one of their most decisive wins in many years, with a 55-22 win over conference foe Lincoln. The Lady Pirates poured in 23 points in the first quarter alone to build the lead. Haley Tillotson finished with 16 points and Tracey had 15 . They moved to 4-6 in conference play and 6-8 overall.
Victor 55, Lincoln 22
Lincoln– Jerilyn Deitz 5, Cailey DenBoer 8, Angela Krier 2, Abby Erickson 7.
Victor – Carly Jean Conley 3, Ryanne Tracy 15, Hailey Kay 8, Skye Mitcham 4, Michaela Portner 1, Haley Tillotson 16, Payton Tillotson 8.
Darby also picked up a couple of wins and is solidly in third place in District 13C with a record of 9-2 in the conference. They are 12-3 overall. The Lady Tigers cruised to a 62-31 win over Philipsburg on Friday behind the shooting of Lauren Dolcater who finished with 18 points. Keely Ehmann added 15 points. Darby jumped out to a 13-point lead and then held the Granite County School to only 10 points in the second half.
Darby 62, Philipsburg 31
Darby– Keely Ehmann 15, Lilly Lang 2, Lacey Dolcater 11, Lauren Dolcater 18, Siri Nojd 10, Sydney Bergren 2, Sarai McCollaum 4.
Philipsburg – Maggie Althaus 3, Tara Dunkerson 2, Anna Pence 15, Liz Graham 2, Kyra Brabender 1, Madison Donlan 1, Ciera Wingo 7.
In an almost identical game on Saturday against Valley Christian, the Lady Tigers came out playing strong defense and held the Lady Eagles to only seven points in the first half while scoring 28 points. They went on to win, 61-30. Four Darby players scored in double figures with Siri Nojd leading with 15 points. Lacey Dolcater finished with 14, Lauren Dolcater with 11 and Sarai McCollaum had 10 points.
Darby 61, Valley Christian 30
Valley Christian – Kaileigh Moser 3, Taylor Kelly 4, Kelcie Hill 1, Linnea Hill 6, Brie Lange 3, Darby Dybdal 4, Sarah Kesler 9.
Darby – Tori Johnston 2, Keeley Ehmann 3, Lily Lang 2, Seanna Abrahamsen 4, Lacey Dolcater 14, Lauren Dolcater 11, Siri Nojd 15, Sarai McCollaum 10.