State Basketball: Curley, Polson Overpower Miles City

By Beacon Staff

Andrew Curley scored 22 points to lead Polson past Miles City 62-44 in the consolation bracket of the Class A state basketball tournament in Great Falls on Friday.

Cedrick Smith added 13 points, Andrew Weltz had 12 and the Pirates stayed alive at state, exploding for 23 points in the fourth quarter.

Polson plays Saturday at 9:30 a.m. against the loser of Columbia Falls and Laurel, who are tipping off right now in the semifinal round. Click here to view the state bracket.

Polson 14 16 9 23 – 62
Miles City 10 10 14 10 – 44
POLSON (8-16) – Hudson Smith 2-5 0-0 4, Cedrick Smith 2-7 9-9 13, Chris McDonald 0-1 0-0 0, Andrew Weltz 3-6 5-10 12, Jacob Harrod 0-0 2-2 2, Payton Lefthand 0-0 0-0 0, Andrew Curley 7-8 2-4 22, Tanner Wilson 2-5 2-3 7, Joe Gallatin 0-0 0-0 0, Matthew Rensvold 0-0 0-0 0, Wyatt DuCharme 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 17-33 20-28 62.

MILES CITY (7-16) – Bryan Claypool 1-1 0-0 2, Gavin Gundlach 2-7 0-0 5, Timmy Regan 2-8 3-9 8, Austin Stradley 1-6 0-0 2, Brett Keith 3-9 0-0 6, Kyle Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Carson Barnosky 0-0 0-0 0, Brac Warren 5-14 1-4 13, Jaden Senger 0-0 0-0 0, Connor Torstenbo 2-2 0-0 5. Totals: 17-49 4-14 44.

3-point goals – Polson 8-15 (Curley 6-7, Weltz 1-1, Wilson 1-2), Miles City 6-24 (Warren 2-7, Torstenbo 1-1 Stradley 1-4, Regan 1-6, Gundlach 1-6). Rebounds – Polson 30 (Weltz 8), Miles City 20 (Warren 7). Fouls – Polson 17, Miles City 20. Fouled out – Stradley. Technicals – Polson 1 (book), Miles City 2 (Regan, coach). Assists – Polson 17 (Smith 8), Miles City 13 (Regan 5). Turnovers – Polson 17, Miles City 7.

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