State Basketball: Belgrade Edges Polson

By Beacon Staff

Belgrade held off Polson 40-35 in the first round of the Class A state basketball tournament in Great Falls on Thursday.

The Pirates drop to loser-out action and play Miles City today at 2 p.m.

Trevor Mahn and Brayden Konkol each scored 10 points and Belgrade outscored Polson 24-16 in the second half.

Andrew Weltz paced Polson with 10 points, Cedrick Smith had nine and Tanner Wilson added seven.

Dillon plays Belgrade in the semifinal round at 8 p.m. Columbia Falls takes on Laurel at 6:30 p.m.

Belgrade 11 5 11 13 – 40
Polson 11 8 5 11 – 35
BELGRADE – Trevor Mahn 4-7 1-2 10, Brayden Konkol 4-7 2-6 10, Brandon Stubbs 0-1 0-0 0, Koby Ruff 4-5 0-0 9, Shiloh Christopher 3-8 0-0 7, Ethan Turner 0-1 2-2 2, Keldon Lamb 0-2 2-2 2, Morgan Eitel 0-1 0-0 0, Baxter Roys 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-32 7-12 40.

POLSON – Hudson Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Cedrick Smith 4-13 1-1 9, Chris McDonald 1-1 0-0 2, Andrew Weltz 3-11 3-5 10, Tanner Wilson 2-5 2-2 7, Matthew Rensvold 1-2 0-0 2, Andrew Curley 1-7 0-0 3. Totals 13-41 6-8 35.

3-point goals – Belgrade 3-8 (Ruff 1-1, Mahn 1-2, Christopher 1-3, Lamb 0-1, Turner 0-1), Polson 3-13 (Wilson 1-3, Weltz 1-3, Curley 1-5, C. Smith 0-2). Rebounds – Belgrade 21 (Turner 4, Konkel 4), Polson 25 (Weltz 5, H. Smith 5). Total fouls – Belgrade 11, Polson 11. Fouled out – none. Steals – Belgrade 6 (Mahn 2), Polson 2 (McDonald, Rensvold). Blocks – Belgrade 3 (Turner 2, Lamb). Turnovers – Belgrade 8, Polson 12.

Dillon 59, Miles City 47
Miles City 8 9 8 22 — 47
Dillon 16 12 16 15 — 59
MILES CITY — Gavin Gundlach 3-7 5-5 12, Timmy Regan 0-4 0-0 0, Austin Stradley 5-8 3-4 14, Matthew Blunt 0-1 3-4 3, Brett Keith 1-1 0-0 3, Parker Barnosky 0-1 0-0 0, Brac Warren 3-16 1-3 9, Connor Torstenbo 3-7 0-1 7. Totals: 15-45 12-17 47.

DILLON — Chance Kluesner 0-1 0-0 0. Trae Williams 1-2 3-5 5, JD Ferris 2-5 4-4 9, Parker Love 2-4 0-0 6, Nate Simkins 1-2 0-0 2, Troy Scott 6-10 5-10 17, Tanner Haverfield 0-1 4-4 4, Jason Ferris 2-3 2-2 6, Brady Richardsobn 5-8 0-4 10. Totals: 19-38 18-28 59.

Total fouls — MC 23, DIL 18. Fouled out — Blunt. 3-pointers — MC 5-13 ( Gundlach 1-1, Regan 0-1, Stradley 1-2, Blunt 0-1, Warren 2-7, Torstenbo 1-1), DIL 3-10 (Kluesner 0-1, J Ferris 1-2, Love 2-3, Simkins 0-1, J. Ferris 0-1, Scott 0-2).

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