Loyola Outlasts Bigfork in Western B Divisional Championship

Loyola deals Bigfork only its second loss of the season

By Dillon Tabish

Kevin Swanson scored 15 points, Danner Linhart added 11 points and Missoula Loyola held off Bigfork 67-55 to win the Western B boys basketball divisional championship at Flathead High School on Saturday night.

Sam Johnston added 10 points for the Rams (19-3), which made 30 of 43 free throws.

Jonathan Landon led Bigfork with 14 points and Josh Sandry had 11 points.

Loyola led 28-25 at half and dealt Bigfork only its second loss of the season.

The Vikings (21-2), the defending state champs, secured the No. 2 seed at the Class B state tournament in Great Falls, March 12-15.