Western B Divisional: Bigfork Cruises Past Loyola into Championship

By Beacon Staff

Josh Sandry and Christian Evans combined for 27 points and Bigfork rolled past Missoula Loyola 70-41 in the semifinal round of the Western B divisional basketball tournament in Hamilton on Thursday.

The Vikings (22-0) advanced to tonight’s championship against Florence.

Sandry scored a game-high 15 points and Evans added 12 for the Vikes, which built a 32-11 lead at halftime. Isaac Martel chipped in nine and Jon Landon and Ryder Trent each added seven.

Bigfork 15 17 18 20 — 70
Loyola 2 9 12 18 — 41

BIGFORK — Kyle Thomson 1 0-0 3, Adam Jordt 0 2-2 2, Wyatt Fisher 2 0-0 6, Isaac Martel 4 0-1 9, Tyler Piazzolla 1 0-0 2, Jon Landon 3 1-2 7, Josh Sandry 6 3-5 15, Ryder Trent 2 1-4 7, Cam Nissen 3 0-1 6, Koby Boese 0 1-2 1, Christian Evans 4 4-5 12. Totals: 26 12-22 70.

LOYOLA — T Madsen 3 0-2 6, B Burke 1 2-3 4, Z Hollenbeck 2 0-0 4, S Cooper 1 0-0 3, T Tirrell 0 0-1 0, S Johnston 1 0-0 2, S Sellman 1 1-1 3, M McHugh 0 2-2 2, J Anderson 5 1-2 14, F Cooper 1 1-2 3. Totals: 15 7-13 41.
3-point girls – Bigfork 6 (Fisher, Trent 2), Loyola 4 (Anderson 3). Total fouls – Bigfork 17, Loyola 17. Fouled out – none.

Western B Divisional basketball tournament
Friday
Consolation bracket

11:20 a.m. – Eureka vs. St. Ignatius
1 p.m. – Deer Lodge vs. Loyola
7:30 p.m. – Consolation final
Championship
9:15 p.m. – Bigfork vs. Florence

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Florence 51, Eureka 43
Florence 11 6 15 19 — 51
Eureka 9 12 10 12 — 43

FLORENCE — B. Johnson 2 3-4 8, L Clagett 5 2-3 13, T Smith 3 4-4 10, J Christianson 2 0-0 5, R Mangun 3 1-1 8, B Schaff 3 1-1 7. Totals: 18 11-13 51.

EUREKA — Austin Perez 1 2-3 4, M Griffin 1 0-0 2, Colton Henrie 2 0-0 4, R Glover 1 2-2 4, Dalton Smith 3 2-2 8, Trey Bohne 2 5-6 10, Chase Bohne 3 3-4 11. Totals: 13 14-17 43.

3-point goals – Florence 4 (Johnson, Clagett, Christianson, Mangun), Eureka 3 (C. Bohne 2). Total fouls – Florence 15, Eureka 15. Fouled out – none.

St. Ignatius 67, Plains 56
St. Ignatius 16 4 24 23 — 67
Plains 16 8 7 25 — 56

ST. IGNATIUS — Jarred Brown 2 8-11 12, Mariam Branson 1 0-0 2, Stuart Grant 6 7-8 21, Nick Durglo 1 0-0 3, Patrick Eichert 0 2-4 2, Aaron Fisher-Ahenakew 4 4-8 12, Gentry Brown 4 2-4 11, Will Powell 2 0-1 4. Totals: 20 23-36 67.

PLAINS — Ryan Ovitt 7 4-6 20, Alec Cole 4 0-0 10, Aaron Baker 2 0-0 4, Kyle Revier 6 1-4 15, James Rulison 2 0-0 4, Wyatt Winebrenner 0 1-5 1, Bransen Krebs 0 0-2 0, Brady Ovitt 1 0-0 2. Totals: 22 6-17 56.

3-point goals – St. Ignatius 4 (Grant 2), Plains 6 (R. Ovitt, Cole, Revier 2). Total fouls – St. Ignatius 17, Plains 19. Fouled out – St. Ignatius, Powell. Plains, Rulison.

Deer Lodge 53, Troy 49
Deer Lodge 8 18 8 19 — 53
Troy 9 9 12 19 — 49

DEER LODGE — T Clark 3 2-2 9, C Benjiman 2 1-4 5, L Doiron 7 8-11 22, D Crowe 1 0-0 2, K Lowery 1 0-2 3, E Johston 1 0-0 3, A Pierson 1 0-0 2, J Marshall 0 1-2 1, J Simpson 2 2-5 6. Totals: 18 14-26 53.

TROY — Luke Haggerty 1 1-1 3, Gabe Hickman 6 2-4 17, Gage Tallmadge 7 0-1 17, Nathan Olds 0 2-2 2, Sean Opland 3 2-2 8, Bruce Metz 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 7-10 49.

3-point goals – Deer Lodge 3 (Clark, Lowery, Johston), Troy 6 (Hickman, Tallmadge 3). Total fouls – Deer Lodge 12, Troy 19. Fouled out – Troy, Opland.

GIRLS

The Bigfork girls are playing Missoula Loyola in today’s semifinal game of the Western B divisional. The winner advances to Saturday’s championship at 8:45 p.m. against the winner of Deer Lodge and Plains.

At Hamilton
Thursday

Bigfork 51, Ronan 37
Loyola Sacred Heart 55, Thompson Falls 46
Deer Lodge 61, Eureka 34
Plains 57, Florence 47
Friday
8 a.m. – Ronan (11-11) vs. Thompson Falls (11-9), loser out
9:40 a.m. – Eureka (5-17) vs. Florence (11-10), loser out
4 p.m. – Bigfork (17-4) vs. Loyola Sacred Heart (12-9), semifinal
5:45 p.m. – Deer Lodge (20-1) vs. Plains (16-5), semifinal
Saturday
9:30 a.m. – Eureka-Florence winner vs. Bigfork-Loyola loser, loser out
11:15 a.m. – Ronan-Thompson Falls winner vs. Deer Lodge-Plains loser, loser out
7 p.m. – Third place
8:45 p.m. – Bigfork-Loyola winner vs. Deer Lodge-Plains winner, championship

Deer Lodge 61, Eureka 34
Eureka 4 5 15 10 – 34
Deer Lodge 19 17 10 15 – 61

EUREKA – Whitney Williams 8, Caty Gonderio 1, Nicole Anderson 2, Evynn Anderson 4, Amanda Peterson 6, Elliott Peterson 2, Stacy Cooper 4, Jamie Soderling 3, Ashlen Pacella 4.

DEER LODGE – Lacie Thomas 12, Natalie Padovich, Hunter Therriault 5, Jacy Senecal 7, Michele Christnacht 7, Kelsey Gray 4, Bailee Senecal 6, Maggie Chrisman 2, Dani Walker 6.

3-point goals – Eureka 3 (Williams 2, Soderling 1), Deer Lodge 1 (Christnacht). Total fouls – Eureka 16, Deer Lodge 8. Fouled out – none.

Plains 57, Florence 47
Florence 6 12 14 15 – 47
Plains 22 12 6 17 – 57

FLORENCE – Megan Byrne 10, Autumn Round 2, Nikki Schurg 12, Hailey Huot 7, Carli O’Brien 3, Megan Kowalski 5, Chloe Arthur 4, Margaret Finlay 4.

PLAINS – Kimberly Earhart 14, Sami Kinzie 6, Hailey Phillips 14, Carley VonHeeder 11, Kayla Holmes 2, Leah Thompson 10.

3-point goals – Florence 4 (Byrne 2, Huot 1, O’Brien 1), Plains 4 (Earhart 2, Phillips 1, VonHeeder 1). Total fouls – Florence 12, Plains 12. Fouled out – none.

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