Stevensville rallies to defeat Dillon
Although they have not had the season they expected, the Stevensville Yellowjackets served notice on Friday that they are still a force to be reckoned with. With one last road trip to finish before the divisional tournament, the team traveled to Dillon to take on the top team in the Southwest A and the No. 1 ranked team in the state.
The game was almost a repeat of their first meeting in Stevensville on January 11th. In that game, Stevensville led for much of the game before Dillon came from behind to take the win. In the game on Friday, it was Dillon who led for much of the game. The Beavers were up by 14 points at the end of the third quarter. But then Jared Schultz zeroed in on the basket and dropped in a couple of long bombs. Zach Gavlak took control under the basket and the ‘Jackets were on the go. Schultz scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and tied the game up at 58 points all with two minutes left in the game. The ‘Jackets went into a slowed down offense and ate up a minute on the clock before Schultz was fouled. He sank both shots and put Stevensville in the lead. Dillon went to the charity line several times but were unable to convert that to points until Troy Scott sank his second shot and put the Beavers down by a point. With Stevensville on offense, Dillon had to foul as the clock was ticking down. Chris Lords was fouled and the senior calmly sank both shots to give Stevensville the 62-59 win.
Schultz sank four treys and was perfect at the free throw line. He finished with 23 points. Gavlak finished with 11 points.
Stevensville 62, Dillon 59
Stevensville – Chris Lords 8, Christopher Bergman 2, Jace Omlid 7, Chance Coleman 5, Zach Gavlak 14, Jared Schultz 23, Bryce Torey 3.
Hamilton and Corvallis battled each other through four quarters before Corvallis came through in overtime to defeat the Broncs, 69-64. They were tied at the end of the first quarter but then Hamilton went on a tear and outscored the Blue Devils by 10 points in the second quarter. The Blue Devils came back and had tied the game at the end of regulation play and then win the game in overtime. Brigham Parish had 22 points for Corvallis and Jayce Gilder added 21. Youngsters Josh Heath and Bret Huxtable had 16 and 13 points respectively for the Broncs. Teague Blome added 12 more.
Corvallis 69, Hamilton 64 OT
Hamilton– Josh Heath 16, Bret Huxtable 13, Teague Blome 12, Casey Ryter 9, Kris Cleveland 7, Ty Burt 3, Kameron Kohn 2, Josh Bauder 2.
Corvallis – Brigham Parish 22, Jayce Gilder 21, Alma Powell 7, Chaney Waldo 7, Austin Bankston 6, Andrew Leopold 6
Corvallis was host to Dillon for their last game of the regular season. The Beavers outscored the Blue Devils by 18 points at the half and went on to win, 64-34. Chaney Waldo had nine points to lead the Blue Devils.
Dillon 64, Corvallis 34
Dillon– Chance Kluesner 5, Trae Williams 6, J.D. Ferris 4, Parker Love 3, Nate Simkins 8, Justin Ferris 3, Troy Scott 24, Tanner Haverfield 10, Brady Richardson 1.
Corvallis – Austin Ray 2, Alma Powell 7, Jayce Gilder 6, Chaney Waldo 9, Caleb Powell 3, Porter Jessop 4.
The boys divisional will begin on Thursday in Butte at the MAC Center with Corvallis and Hamilton meeting up again. That game will be at 12:30pm. Stevensville will meet Anaconda at 6:30.
The girls divisional will begin at 2pm with Butte Central and Stevensville matching up. Corvallis will meet Anaconda at 8pm on Thursday. Hamilton has a first-round bye and will play the winner of the Butte Central/Stevensville game.
Lady ‘Jackets take down Dillon
The Lady Yellowjackets of Stevensville picked up a win over Dillon at just the right time, right before Divisionals, on Friday. In their last game of the regular season, the Lady ‘Jackets put together a winning combination behind the 16 points of Kayla Peterson. The two teams battled to a 13-all tie at the end of two quarters. But then Stevi went to town. They held the Lady Beavs to only four points in the third quarter and then held them off again in the fourth quarter to win, 34-29. Stevensville finished their season with a 3-7-league record and 5-13 overall.
Stevensville 34, Dillon 29
Dillon -Jordan Peterson 3, Courtney Linder 5, Hally Anderson 2, Audrey Schurg 6, Rachel Nye 5, Cierra Lamey 6, Kylie Christiansen 2.
Stevensville – Katie Malachinski 7, Carly Vercruyssen 3, Carly Sebastian 8, Kayla Peterson 16.
Hamilton topped Corvallis, 41-29, in an inter valley rivalry. The Lady Broncs controlled three of the four quarters but only scored four points in the third quarter. Taylor Goligoski had 13 points to lead the Lady Broncs and Sami Kratofil added 12 more. Hamilton finished the season with a 15-3 overall record and 10-0 conference record. They will have the No. 1 seed going into the tournament this week at Butte Central.
Corvallis was led by freshman Corrine Sanderson who had eight points.
Hamilton 41, Corvallis 29
Hamilton– McKayl Rothie 3, Taylor Goligoski 13, Ellie Hurlbert 1, Jaylee Albert 8, Brianna Huggans 4, Sami Kratofil 12.
Corvallis – Jessica Lewis 2, Corrine Sanderson 8, Chelsi Clarke 6, Jane Booth 6, Kayla Lewis 5, Kira Doyle 2.
Corvallis fell to Dillon in Dillon on Saturday in their final game of the season. They finished with a 1-9 conference record and 5-13 overall record. Sanderson and Jane Booth each had six points to pace the Blue Devils.
Dillon 45, Corvallis 30
Corvallis – Jessica Lewis 5, Corinne Sanderson 6, Gabbi Beier 2, Jane Booth 6, Kayla Lewis 2, G. Warnken 3, Kira Doyle 2, Courtney Albright 4.
Dillon – Courtney Linder 6, Holly Andersen 8, Audrey Schurg 9, Rachael Nye 6, Cierra Lamey 12, Brandi Lovaas 4.