Hoops Roundup: Browning, Libby Boys Stay Atop Northwest A

Whitefish boys fall just short in pair of upset bids

By Andy Viano
Browning head coach Dan Connelly draws up a play during a timeout during the Northwest Class A district tournament in Whitefish on Feb. 15, 2019. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Browning and Libby’s boys basketball teams both faced a stiff test from Whitefish last weekend but each team came away with narrow victories to remain in the top two spots in the Northwest A conference.

The Indians (8-3, 6-0 Northwest A) beat Ronan 60-49 on Jan. 24 before venturing north to take on the Bulldogs and rallying in the fourth quarter for a 62-56 victory. Libby (9-2, 4-1) eked one out against Whitefish one night earlier, surviving 33-32 before topping Ronan 37-24 on Jan. 25.

In girls action, it was the same story for league-leading Browning (9-2, 6-0). The Indians held off Whitefish for a 50-48 win, one night after running away from Ronan 63-44. The Maidens (8-4, 4-2) occupy the second spot in the league standings.


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