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Shorthanded Beavers still overpower Frenchtown - Boys’ basketball roundup

Shorthanded Beavers still overpower Frenchtown - Boys’ basketball roundup

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DILLON - Being shorthanded didn't matter at all for the top-ranked, undefeated Dillon Beavers.

They went to their backups when two starters couldn't suit up because of injuries and beat Frenchtown 58-33 in a Southwestern A boys' basketball game Thursday night.

Dillon (7-0, 15-0) was without senior point guard Zach McRae and 6-foot-8 center Chase Godecke. McRae has a sprained ankle and Godecke is recovering from a sprained wrist, Beavers assistant coach Ted Ori said.

Dana Ori scored 15 points and Jake Iverson 12 to lead Dillon. But it was defense that received much of the credit, coach Ori said.

"Nate Lebsock was averaging about 24 points a game for them and he was held to 4-for-23 shooting for 11 points," the assistant coach said. "Our zone defense was really effective in shutting him down."

The Beavers also forced 18 turnovers.

Lebsock's 11 points led Frenchtown (7-2, 12-4).

Frenchtown 6 2 13 12 - 33

Dillon 15 14 15 14 - 58

FRENCHTOWN - Nate Lebsock 11, Cody Beierle 2, Nate Davis 4, Kyle Larson 4, Logan Mether 8, Caleb DeGroot 4.

DILLON - Spencer Jenne 9, Jake Iverson 12, Dana Ori 15, Brock Myllymaki 2, Steven Ressett 5, Michael Allen 1, Bryce Carver 1, Dylan Whiting 4, Cory Eisenzimer 9.

Elsewhere:

Class AA

Kalispell 57, Missoula Hellgate 39

At Kalispell, Brock Osweiler made all eight of his shots from the field to finish with 22 points in the Braves' Western AA win over Missoula Hellgate.

Fourth-ranked Kalispell led 30-19 at intermission and wasn't challenged the rest of the way.

Luke Cutler added 14 points for the Braves (4-4, 9-5), who were 20-for-42 from the field.

R.J. Wells, Corey Gaul and Nathan Klette scored eight points apiece to lead Hellgate (2-6, 6-10).

Hellgate 6 13 9 11 - 39

Kalispell 14 16 13 14 - 57

MISSOULA HELLGATE - Brendan Brown 1-6 2-5 4, Connor Smith 2-3 0-0 4, RJ Wells 3-6 0-0 8, Taylor Norby 1-3 0-0 2, Jacob Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Corey Gaul 1-11 5-7 8, Christian Segota 0-0 0-0 0, Nathan Klette 4-5 0-0 8, Mitch Collie 0-0 0-0 0, David Kalkstein 0-0 0-0 0, Travis Johnsen 0-0 0-0 0, Justin Reynolds 2-6 1-2 5, Eric Neumiester 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-40 8-14 39.

KALISPELL - Jake Thiesen 1-2 0-0 2, Michael Gallagher 0-0 0-0 0, Danny Salois 0-3 0-0 0, Shay Smithwick-Hann 0-0 2-2 2, Austin Roehl 2-3 1-1 5, Luke Cutler 5-13 1-2 14, Connor Cavigli 1-4 1-2 3, Brad Huff 1-1 1-1 3, Josh Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Brock Osweiler 8-8 6-9 22, Geoff Hogan 2-8 2-4 6, Charlie Dotson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-42 14-21 57.

3-point goals - MH 3-12 (Wells 2-3, Gaul 1-7), Kal 3-11 (Cutler 3-7). Total fouls - MH 18, Kal 14. Fouled out - Smith. Rebounds - MH 26 (Gaul 7), Kal 25 (Hogan 7).

Class A

Hamilton 78, Darby 46

At Hamilton, the Southwestern A Broncs outscored the District 7-B Tigers 28-7 in the third quarter and coasted to the nonconference win over their Bitterroot Valley neighbors.

Ryan Turley hit four 3-pointers in the third quarter to lead the charge. He finished with 14 points.

Jason Schallenberger scored 23 points to pace Hamilton (4-11).

Dillon Oliver was 10-for-12 from the free-throw line to lead Darby (2-15) with 20 points. The Tigers were 19-for-33 from the line overall.

Darby 14 11 7 14 - 46

Hamilton 16 15 28 19 - 78

DARBY - Kyle Rider 10, Paul Abrahamsen 4, Jake Lindquist 3, Dillon Oliver 20, Jeremy Trueax 1, Mike Stanford 4, Tyler Bergren 2, R.J. Hill 2.

HAMILTON - N. Bender 2, Kyle Crowley 2, Ben Jessop 3, Jason Schallenberger 23, Ryan Turley 14, Evan Greene 8, Adam Moyer 6, Brandon Syme 10, Adam Willmarth 3, B. Endicott 5, Britt Farley 2.

Libby 54, Polson 41

At Libby, after a slow start, Kyle Baker and the Loggers took over and posted a Northwestern A victory.

Polson raced to a 16-9 lead after the opening quarter, getting eight pints apiece from Craig Bagnell and John Rausch.

Baker, who finished with a game-high 20 points, scored eight in Libby's 18-5 run in the second quarter. Jim Mee had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Loggers (5-7, 10-7), who limited the Pirates to 10 points in the second and third quarters combined.

Rausch finished with 18 points for Polson (5-6, 7-10).

Polson 16 5 5 15 - 54

Libby 9 18 13 14 - 41

POLSON - Craig Bagnell 14, John Rausch 18, Tyler Gordon 5, Ryan Kelley 2, Tim Rausch 2.

LIBBY - Zach Rowan 4, Kyle Baker 20, Jim Mee 12, Joel Fuller 8, Charley May 6, Tyler Brothers 2, Nick Broden 2.

Stevensville 73, Corvallis 48

At Stevensville, the Yellowjackets overcame a tough start and surged through the middle two quarters to pick up the Southwestern A victory.

After hitting just 1 of 13 field-goal attempts in the first quarter, Stevensville (3-5, 8-8) fell behind by 14 after the first eight minutes. Dalton Sybrant, who closed with seven points, led the Blue Devils with five in the opening period, when Corvallis was 8-for-13 from the field.

But the Blue Devils (0-8, 2-14) had no answer for the inside combination of Bridger Chambers (19 points) and Ryan Grove, who scored 12 of his 14 in the third quarter.

Corvallis 19 6 4 19 - 48

Stevensville 5 25 23 20 - 73

CORVALLIS - Shea Gingerich 7, Levi Clark 3, Garrett Morris 6, Dalton Sybrant 7, Matt Smith 6, Tyler Kinsman 1, Erik Spencer 3, Geoff Fehr 5, Pat Monahan 2, Jordan Waldo 6, Nick Stoker 5.

STEVENSVILLE - Bridger Chambers 19, Ryan Grove 14, Nick Dahlquist 7, Boone Chambers 4, Drew Zeiler 3, Ethan Pateman 11, Cody Rosin 3, Richie Brushia 3, Logan Creech 5, Keith Mullan 4.

Ronan 56, Bigfork 51

At Bigfork, Moss Tanner scored 21 points as the Chiefs denied the determined Vikings their first win of the year in a Northwestern A matchup.

Ronan led 23-18 at intermission, but the Vikings battled back to tie it at 38-38 entering the fourth quarter.

Cameron Barber added 13 points for Ronan (6-5, 9-8).

Roland Benedict scored 18 points to lead Bigfork (0-11, 0-16). Levi Dockstader added 11.

Ronan 11 12 15 18 - 56

Bigfork 11 7 20 13 - 51

Ronan - Moss Tanner 21, Mike Fisher 5, Billy Antoine 5, Jordan St. Clair 6, Gene Adams 4, Nolan Harris 2, Cameron Barber 13.

Bigfork - Justin Goode 4, Andrew Whittaker 2, Roland Benedict 18, Brock Boll 8, John White 8, Levi Dockstader 11.

Class B

Thompson Falls 64, St. Ignatius 54

At Thompson Falls, Evan Hopkins scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half and the Bluehawks clinched the District 8-B regular-season title with a league victory.

Thompson Falls (8-1, 13-4) led by just one going into the fourth quarter, but hit 10 of 14 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to seal the win and the No. 1 seed at next week's district tournament in Libby.

Dallas Von Heeder went 4 of 6 from the charity stripe in the final period and closed with 13 points.

The Bulldogs, who dropped to 5-5, 9-9, got 17 points from Cory Gies.

St. Ignatius 13 20 10 11 - 54

Thompson Falls 12 23 9 20 - 64

ST. IGNATIUS - Dallas Cordier 5, Casey Cable 4, Aaron Trudeau 10, Cory Gies 17, Arnold Torosian 6, Bo Coffman 4, Tyrell Frame 8.

THOMPSON FALLS - Evan Hopkins 24, Brandon Damaskos 8, Brian Schenavar 6, Erik Gilbert 6, Dallas Von Heeder 13, Dillon Gertsenberger 5, Brian Buckingham 2.

Thursday's boys' scores

Belgrade 71, Manhattan Christian 68, OT

Billings Skyview 52, Miles City 45

Bozeman 68, Helena 49

Butte 58, Anaconda 43

Cascade 72, Simms 45

Cut Bank 65, Havre 45

Dillon 58, Frenchtown 33

Fort Benton 70, Choteau 57

Great Falls 78, Great Falls Russell 47

Hamilton 78, Darby 46

Hardin 63, Huntley Project 59

Kalispell 57, Missoula Hellgate 39

Libby 54, Polson 41

Ronan 56, Bigfork 51

Seeley-Swan 71, Missoula Loyola 63

Stevensville 73, Corvallis 48

Thompson Falls 64, St. Ignatius 54

Whitehall 53, Ennis 35

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