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BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Idol, Whitefish run away with victory over Dillon

BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Idol, Whitefish run away with victory over Dillon

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Corvallis - Colt Idol led a trio of Bulldogs in double figures as Northwestern A Whitefish surged past Southwestern A Dillon, 68-47, in the Northwestern A-Southwestern A Tip-off tournament on Saturday.

Idol connected four times from 3-point range and closed with a game-high 26 points as Whitefish moved to 2-0. Aaron Tkachyk scored 11 points and Josh Bacher added 10 for the Bulldogs.

After the teams went into halftime tied 29-29, Whitefish pulled away with a 23-6 run in the third quarter.

Bryce Carver's 15 points led the Beavers (1-1).

Whitefish 12 17 23 16 - 68

Dillon 14 15 6 12 - 47

Whitefish - Matt Whitehead 5, Aaron Tkachyk 11, Josh Bacher 10, Colt Idol 26, David FauntLeRoy 4, Willie Roche 5, Marc Hotzfield 5, Connor Silliker 2.

Dillon - Bryce Carver 15, Dakota Norris 14, Brandon Boka 9, Trevor Rehm 7, Toby Shepherd 2.

Elsewhere:

Tip-off tournament

Columbia Falls 87, Anaconda 65

At Corvallis, Austin Barth came off the bench to lead the Northwestern A Wildcats to victory over Southwestern A Anaconda.

Barth led all scorers with 14 points and Columbia Falls outscored the Copperheads 22-11 in the third quarter. Tanner Barth also came off the bench to score 12 for the Wildcats and Mackey Nolan dropped in 11.

Ray Laslovich scored 11 points to pace the Copperheads.

Col. Falls 21 24 22 20 - 87

Anaconda 17 23 11 14 - 65

COLUMBIA FALLS - Kyle Howell 8, Mackey Nolan 11, Mitchell Wassam 8, Grant Getts 9, Michael Williams 11, Tanner Barth 12, Matt Triplett 6, Josiah Begay 5, Austin Robbins 2, Austin Barth 14, Kalob Johnson 1.

ANACONDA - Devon Major 3, Sam Ferguson 14, Stephen Masters 3, Brandon Nelson 10, Ray Laslovich 11, Brock Wigert 4, Marcus Fisher 8, Kyle Moore 4, Matt King 8.

Stevensville 50, Libby 48

At Corvallis, the Southwestern A Yellowjackets edged Northwestern A Libby behind the combined effort of Ethan Pateman and Jeremy Rusnell.

Pateman went 6 of 9 from inside the 3-point arc and finished with a team-leading 14 points. Rusnell finished with 12 for Stevensville (1-1).

The Yellowjackets led by three at the start of the fourth quarter, then went 10-for-12 from the free-throw line over the final eight minutes to seal the win.

Connor Benson scored 18 and Joel Fuller added 11 for Libby.

Libby 7 13 12 16 - 48

Stevensville 10 8 17 15 - 50

LIBBY - Connor Benson 18, TJ Benson 4, Kelly May 1, Joel Fuller 16, Colton Cannon 7, Alex Cislo 2.

STEVENSVILLE - Boone Chambers 3, Jeremy Rusnell 12, Josh Schultz 6, Ethan Pateman 14, Caleb Vance 6, Tyler Gavlak 7, Mike Thorstad 2.

Corvallis 75, Bigfork 52

At Corvallis, freshman guard Riley Bradshaw led the way in Southwestern A Corvallis' victory over Northwestern A Bigfork.

Bradshaw shot 9 of 16 from the field to close with a game-high 23 points. Matt Smith scored 15, Dalton Sybrant had 12, Rodee Anderson scored 11 and Drew Zeiler dropped in 10 for the Blue Devils, who scored eight times from 3-point range.

Brock Boll's 12 points topped the Vikings.

Corvallis 17 21 21 16 - 75

Bigfork 9 13 14 16 - 52

CORVALLIS - Drew Zeiler 10, Matt Smith 15, Rodee Anderson 11, Riley Bradshaw 23, Dalton Sybrant 12.

BIGFORK - Garrett Pewe 1, Zac Hensen 5, Brock Boll 12, Jake Milner 9, Scott Taylor 4, Richmond 8, Kerr 4, Keenan Evans 2, Donny Tudahl 7.

Plains tournament

Troy 59, Helena Christian 17

At Plains, senior Aaron Palmer tossed in 12 points and Shado Garrett added 10 as the Trojans blasted the Helena school.

Brandon Rebo scored six points in the second quarter as Troy outscored Helena 22-2 to take a 39-2 lead at halftime.

Troy 17 22 2 18 - 59

Helena Ch. 0 2 4 11 - 17

TROY - Jesse Day 5, Shado Garrett 10, Aaron Palmer 12, Brian Hammrich 4, Clayton Kyriss 7, Dalton Powell 2, Steph Jones 4, Jake Alexander 4, Brandon Rebo 6, Dillon Curry 4, Scotty Harper 1.

HELENA CH. - Batson 4, Larson 2, Olson 8, Williams 3.

Plains 64, Valley Christian 45

At Plains, the Horsemen overcame seven 3-pointers from Valley Christian and used a big fourth quarter to pull away for the nonconference Class B victory.

The tournament hosts received a game-high 22 points from Trent Thompson, while Mitch Thompson pitched in 14.

Plains outscored Valley Christian 22-10 in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles were led by Morgan Parsons, who scored his team-high 18 points on six treys.

Valley Ch. 11 13 11 10 - 45

Plains 18 11 13 22 - 64

VALLEY CH. - Morgan Parsons 6 0-0 18, Matthew Bohlken 4 5-6 13, Broc Roberts 1 0-0 2, Jason Koemans, 2 0-0 5, Grayson Leder 1 1-2 3, Caleb Huber 1 0-0 2, Austin Seagraves 0 0-2 0, Godffrey Glidwell 1 0-0 2. Totals - 16 6-10 45.

PLAINS - Brian Green 3 2-2 8, Dillon Fryxell 4 2-3 10, Ben Holland 2 1-2 5, Mitch Thompson 5 4-6 14, Conor Ballantyne 2 0-2 5, Trent Thompson 8 6-8 22. Totals - 24 15-23 64.

Manhattan Christian tournament

Florence 60, Ennis 56

At Manhattan, Reid Baerlocher scored 20 points to lead the District 6-B Falcons to the win.

Alex Mitchell had 15 and Brandon Lorenson netted 13 points for Florence. The Falcons moved to 1-1.

Teelan Durham's 18 points led Ennis, which led 28-26 at halftime.

FLORENCE - Reid Baerlocher 20, Brandon Lorenson 13, Tyler Lind 2, Alex Mitchell 15, Kenny Collins 6, Trevor Scotts 4.

ENNIS - Andrew Jensen 4, Teelan Durham 18, Connor Moore 8, Ben Elsbernd 4, Ryan McNally 4, Tyler Todd 2, Jackson Goodman 16.

Manhattan tournament

Conrad 76, Darby 43

At Manhattan, 10 players scored for the Cowboys, led by Greg Kalbas' 17 points, as they downed Darby in a tournament game.

Josiah Moerkerke added 16 points for Conrad, which led 41-28 at the halftime break.

Tyler Bergren had nine points to lead the Tigers. John Pyles and Steven Morgan each had eight.

Darby 16 12 3 12 - 43

Conrad 21 20 18 17 - 76

DARBY - John Pyles 8, Kyle Rider 7, Sean Abrahamsen 2, Tyler Bergren 9, Jake Lindquist 5, Steven Morgan 8, Aaron Larsen 4.

CONRAD - Nate Gage 9, Riley Styren 4, Josiah Moerkerke 16, Eric Norby 8, Sean Larson 2, Kurtis Janzen 6, Graham Grubb3, Justin Phillips 6, Jeff Jerome 5, Greg Kalbas 17.

St. Regis tournament

Superior 49, St. Regis 36

At St. Regis, Tyler Stenberg led the Bobcats to victory in a clash of District 14-C foes in the tournament's championship game.

Stenberg netted a team-leading 11 points for Superior, which improved to 2-0 despite shooting just 11-for-34 from the free-throw line. Bajin Smith came off the bench to score 10 for the Bobcats.

Willy Roper's 19 points paced the Tigers.

In the consolation game, Lakeside beat Mullan 37-24 in a battle of Idaho rivals.

Superior 10 14 12 13 - 49

St. Regis 4 17 11 9 - 36

SUPERIOR - Yim SribenjaKul 2, Tyler Stenberg 11, Eric Steinbach 7, Drew Walen 6, Travis Stroot 7, Bajin Smith 10, Brian Labbe 6.

ST. REGIS - Pat QuinLivan 4, Josh Slavin 4, James Jennings 2, Thomas Spencer 4, Willy Roper 19, James Jennings 2, Zane Worrall 3.

Philipsburg tournament

Lincoln 49, Philipsburg 37

At Philipsburg, the Lynx used a strong start to roll past District 13-C Philipsburg.

Brent Lumpkin and Lee Fleming scored 12 points apiece for Lincoln, which ran out to a 17-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Lynx held on down the stretch despite shooting just 7 of 13 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.

Ladd Hogue led the Prospectors with 12 points.

Lincoln 17 6 11 15 - 49

Philipsburg 8 9 10 10 - 37

LINCOLN - Lane Fleming 4, Zack Hagen 7, Brent Lumpkin 12, Zane Tams 6, Jesse Erickson 2, Lee Fleming 12, Siawasch Ebrahim 6.

PHILIPSBURG - Billy Metesh 11, Ladd Hogue 12, Dustin Houg 2, Dayton Poser 2, Jay Memrick 8, Kevin Kanduch 2.

Noxon tournament

Seeley-Swan 55, Eureka 42

At Noxon, Shawn Evans and Ryan Nelson put up big numbers to lead the District 6-B Blackhawks to victory over District 7-B Eureka.

Evans led all scorers with 18 points and Nelson added 15 as Seeley-Swan, which placed fourth at state last season, leveled its record at 1-1.

The Blackhawks used a 14-4 burst in the first quarter to take a comfortable lead.

Marcus Pluid scored 16 points and Ryan Holder added 15 for the Lions.

Seeley-Swan 14 11 14 16 - 55

Eureka 4 14 13 11 - 42

SEELEY-SWAN - Shawn Evans 18, Nathan Wood 4, Ryan Nelson 15, Chris Birdbill 9, Alex Linderman 4, David Cahoon 5.

EUREKA - Kade Davis 3, Jesse Thompson 4, Ryan Holder 15, Ben Dechart 2, Marcus Pluid 16, Caleb Curtis 2.

Thompson Falls 64, Noxon 36

At Noxon, a stifling defense and a strong game on the other end by Chuck Clark helped District 7-B Thompson Falls past the District 14-C Red Devils.

Using stiff defensive pressure that rarely allowed Noxon to set its half-court offense, the Bluehawks (2-0) took a 16-point lead into halftime.

Clark led all scorers with 18 points. Will Dalby scored 11 for Thompson Falls and Mike Wood dropped in 10.

Jason Allen's 12 points led the Red Devils.

T. Falls 18 11 13 22 - 64

Noxon 6 7 11 12 - 36

THOMPSON FALLS - Dillon Gerstenberger 3, Chuck Clark 18, Nate Nigh 4, John Buckingham 8, Will Dalby 11, Hayden Cristaldi 2, Skyler Kinkade 4, Chris Molzhon 4, Mike Wood 10.

NOXON - Chris Herbig 5, Bryant Eaton 2, Jesse Hay 3, Jason Allen 12, Cody Linderman 11, Tyrell Wilkinson 2, Banks Stocking 1.

Late Friday

Sheridan 40, Alberton 35

At Drummond, Josh Bodda poured in 13 points as Sheridan dodged a bullet in both teams' season-opener.

Sean Noon added 11 points for the Panthers, including four in the fourth quarter.

Cody Hoose had a game-high 16 points for Alberton, also nicknamed the Panthers.

Alberton 4 14 6 11 - 35

Sheridan 7 10 12 11 - 40

ALBERTON - Cody Hoose 16, Jerry Brovold 8, Kyle Ishler 1, James Wemple 8, Zach Brown 2.

SHERIDAN - Mike Buyan 5, Tucker Nottingham 3, Josh Bodda 13, Paul Tezak 6, Casey Crippen 2, Sean Noon 11.

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