Bigfork Wins, Flathead and Glacier Lose at State Basketball

By Beacon Staff

Out of three Flathead County teams playing in state tournaments Thursday, Bigfork was the only winner.

The Vikings held off Huntley Project for a 60-52 win in Great Falls in the first round of Class B boys state basketball tourney. They advance to play Wolf Point in the semifinals at 8 p.m. Friday night.

In Class AA boys, Glacier came into the tournament with the top seed from the west but fell to Eastern AA No. 4 C.M. Russell 51-46 in Butte. C.M. Russell is the two-time defending champion. The Wolfpack, who had an 11-game winning streak snapped with the loss, face Missoula Sentinel in a loser-out game at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

Flathead’s boys couldn’t handle Eastern AA No. 1 Bozeman in the first round. The Hawks blew past the Braves 87-53 in Butte. Flathead plays in a consolation game against Missoula Hellgate at 9 a.m. Friday.

I will provide summaries of our local teams’ performances at state each day. Also, you can click on the brackets (.pdf) below to keep track of all four tournaments’ progress.

-Class AA Boys
-Class AA Girls
-Class B Boys
-Class C Boys

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