DILLON – As they have all year, the Twin Bridges Falcons started fast and found a way to secure another win. This time they did it over the Drummond Trojans in the finals of the District 12C tournament in Dillon.
The loss by the Trojans placed them second in the event, with Ennis beat Granite for third place. That allowed the Mustangs to force a game Monday (6 p.m. at the Maroon Activities Center in Butte) for the right to play as the second seed from the district in Butte next week. The two teams split their head-to-head series this year, each winning at home.
“Tough loss tonight,” said Levi Parson, Drummond Head Coach. “Boys played well. Just couldn't put the ball in the hole. We barely shot 20% from the field. We rebounded great and defensively I thought we did a great job. To hold a team with that kind of talent says a lot about their efforts.”
The Falcons out-paced the Trojans 34-18 at halftime, but Drummond didn’t fade from the challenge. They outscored Twin Bridges in the third and fourth quarters, but not by enough to overcome the Falcons’ initial surge.
Jonah Parke led all scorers in the game with 15, with Luke Holland and Riley Allen close behind with nine and eight points, respectively.
DRUMMOND – 6/12/11/10 – 39
TWIN BRIDGES – 18/16/8/7 – 49
Drummond – JParke 15, Holland 9, Allen 8, Rigby 3, Huberg 2, Poole 2
Twin Bridges – Konen 14, DKruer 14, CKruer 8, Nye 7, Hughes
Ennis 63, Granite 37
In their two previous meetings this year, the Prospectors had the Mustangs figured out. But in its game Saturday in Dillon, Granite was unable to maintain the upper hand and fell to Ennis for the consolation championship.
Ennis held a slim 15-13 lead after one stanza, but was able to extend it to a 31-17 margin by halftime when the Prospectors went cold from the field.
Brian Ward led the locals with 14 points in the loss, while Kade Cutler scored 13.
GRANITE – 13/4/13/7 – 37
ENNIS – 15/16/17/15 – 63
Granite – Ward 14, Cutler 13, PMetesh 4, Grange 3, AMetesh 2, Brabender 1
Ennis – Funston 17, Ostler 14, TSwanson 12, Coffman 8, ISwanson 8
Granite 58, Sheridan 36
Granite started the day with a consistent scoring attack against the Sheridan Panthers that led to a victory and a chance to play for the consolation bracket title. By the halftime break the Prospectors held a 30-12 lead they would never relinquish.
Cutler led the Prospectors with 11 points while Daniel Brabender added 10.
GRANITE – 15/15/20/8 – 58
SHERIDAN – 6/6/12/12 – 36
Granite – Cutler 11, Brabender 10, Ward 9, Tallon 7, O’Donnell 6, Grange 5, PMetesh 3, AMetesh 3, Parret 2, Linn 2
Sheridan – Gilman 7, Batzler 7, Lee 5, Vanhouten 4, Bendon 4, Haag 4, Chisholm 2
NOTE - This story was edited to correct the site of the Boys Western Division C Tournament next week. The correct site is in Butte, Montana at the Maroon Activities Center.