THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Harrison/Willow Creek’s Lane Buus drives down the lane for two. (Photo courtesy Andi Christensen)Derik DeFrance grabs two points for the Wildcats. (Photo courtesy Andi Christensen)Kayley Christensen brings the ball down the court during the game in Lima on Feb. 3. (Photo courtesy Andi Christensen)Alexys Bacon pushes through a Lima defender for the basket. (Photo courtesy Andi Christensen)

Basketball Roundup

Twin Bridges victorious over Lone Peak

Hosting the Lone Peak Big Horns on Feb. 3, the Twin Bridges Lady Falcons sprinted to a 59-26 victory. Falcon senior duo Kailee Oliverson and RaeAnne Bendon each shot for 100 percent from the free throw line and finished with 21 and 14 points, respectively. Ashleigh Guinnane joined the ranks with 14 points and shot for 86 percent from the line.

The team as a whole finished with 16 of 22 free throw attempts, 19 steals and 10 turnovers, besting the Big Horns 26 turnovers and 67 percent shooting average from the line.

Scoring leaders

Lady Falcons: Oliverson (21), Bendon (14), Guinnane (14)

Lady Big Horns: Cole (14)

Falcons battle Big Horns for 15-point win

Despite putting up 24 points to the Falcon’s five in the fourth quarter, the Lone Peak Big Horns fell to Twin Bridges by 15 points. Thanks to their strong shooting in the first three quarters of play, the Falcons took the home court victory, 66-51. Falcon Bryce Nye led all scorers with 20 points, shooting perfectly from the line.

Scoring leaders

Falcons: Nye (20), D. Kruer (18), Wolfe (12)

Big Horns: Starz (14), March (11)

Sheridan suffers league loss to Drummond

The Lady Panthers hosted the Lady Trojans on Feb. 2 and, despite an impressive 11 points in the first quarter, suffered a hard 17-58 loss. After the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Trojans in the first quarter, the Trojans charged back to pick up 26 points in the second, holding the Lady Panthers to only two points before the end of the half. Senior Destiny Fabel knocked down three 3-pointers in the first quarter to lead the Panthers with 11 points.

Scoring leaders

Lady Panthers: D. Fabel (11)

Lady Trojans: Parke (21), Radtke (16), Seekell (10)

West Yellowstone cruises past Sheridan

The visiting Lady Wolverines cruised to an early 18-4 lead over the Sheridan Panthers on Feb. 3, defeating the Panthers 49-26. The Panthers put forth good effort in the battle and five players contributed to the team’s total score.

Scoring leaders

Lady Panthers: D. Fabel (7), M. Fabel (7), Z. Lee (6)

Lady Wolverines: Ochoa (16), Everest (10)

Panthers fall to Trojans

The Sheridan Panthers hosted the Drummond Trojans on Feb. 2 and lost the contest, 26-68. Drummond’s Luke Holland went on an early shooting spree to propel the Trojans 39-14 at the half. Sheridan’s Moxon Lee put up nine points in the first half and Jason Chisholm knocked down a trey to keep the Panther’s in the game. Outscored in the third quarter, the Panthers held the Trojans to 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Scoring leaders

Panthers: Lee (15)

Trojans: Holland (23), Marslay (11), Parke (11)

West Yellowstone routs Sheridan

The visiting West Yellowstone Wolverines rolled to a 62-27 win against the Panthers on Feb. 3. The eleven-man roster saw points from eight players to aide in the Wolverine win. Sheridan’s bench put forth good effort as most of the team contributed to the final 27 points.

Scoring leaders

Panthers: Bowey (7), Lee (7), Larsen (6)

Wolverines: Coffin (16), Morse (14), Jackson (11)

Mustangs clash with Jefferson County

The Ennis Mustangs were just 10 points short of a home court victory on Feb. 1. The Mustangs hosted the class B Boulder Panthers and lost, 45-55. Led by trio Clay Coffman, Chris Funston and Gus Dickinson, the Mustangs could not match Boulder’s scoring success in the second half.

Scoring leaders

Mustangs: C. Funston (14), Dickinson (13), Coffman (12)

Panthers: Eckmann (24), Guvsti (17)

Mustangs lose league match to Prospectors

On Feb. 2, the Ennis Mustangs welcomed the Granite Prospectors to Ron Pederson Memorial Gym and the Prospectors wore out the welcome, defeating Ennis 43-56. Tied after the first quarter, the Mustangs trailed by one point at the half. Foul trouble for the Mustangs in the fourth quarter sent Granite’s Colter Grange to the line for eight successful points, pushing the Prospectors to 21 points in the final quarter.

Scoring leaders

Mustangs: Dickinson (15), K. Funston (14), Coffman (9)

Prospectors: Grange (26), Colter (14)

Wolverines best Wildcats

The Harrison/Willow Creek Wildcats were in West Yellowstone on Feb. 2 for a battle against the Wolverines. Strong shooting in the first half kept the Wildcats and Wolverines closely matched but with only 16 points in the second half, the Wildcats lost to the Wolverines, 43-56.

Scoring leaders

Wildcats: Derik DeFrance (12), V. Homner (11)

Wolverines: Finney (17), Morse (14)

Wildcats bypass Bears

Traveling to Lima on Feb. 3, the Harrison/Willow Creek Wildcats defeated the Lima Bears, 45-33. Lima drilled three-pointers in the beginning of the bout, but Derik DeFrance led all scorers with 18 points, putting nine points down in both the first and final quarters.

Scoring leaders

Wildcats: DeFrance (18), Buus (11)

Bears: Thornton (16)

Wildcat JV fall to Lady Wolverines

Harrison/Willow Creek Wildcats were on the road last weekend as they traveled to West Yellowstone on Feb. 2. Tied at 14 at the half, the Lady Wolverines put up 15 points in the third, holding the Wildcats to nine. Unable to hold on, the Wildcats fell to the Wolverines, 28-36.

Scoring leaders

Lady Wildcats: Aleena Bacon (11), Alexys Bacon (10)

Lady Wolverines: Ross (15), Lopez (12)

Bears best Wildcat JV

Two points separated the Lady Bears and the Lady Wildcats of Harrison/Willow Creek as the battled in Lima on Feb. 3. Leading at the half the Wildcats fell to the Bears, 35-37, after the Bears pushed ahead in the third quarter with 16 points.

Scoring leaders

Lady Wildcats: Aleena Bacon (17), Alexys Bacon (12)

Lady Bears: Holes (21)

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