Granite grinds down Bears in sweep


PHILIPSBURG – The two Prospector teams made easy work of the visiting Bears from Lima Friday night.

In the boys game, Granite jumped out to a huge first-quarter lead 28-4 and never let up the remainder of the game.

“The kids played hard tonight early on and we were able to jump out to an early lead,” observed GHS Head Coach Dustin Keltner. “We focused on half-court offense and defense. We were down a couple starters tonight so our younger kids stepped up and played well for us.”

The missing players were starters senior Daniel Brabender (on a football recruiting trip) and junior Brian Ward (ankle sprain).

Kade Cutler led a quartet of Prospectors that scored double figures in the game with 19, 10 of which came in that opening surge. Bryce Parret added 12, eight of which was in the same run. Andrew Tallon had 14 and Kai O’Donnell had 12 for Granite.

The Prospectors are home Saturday and will host Seeley Swan.

SCORING

LIMA – 4/8/8/7 – 27

GRANITE – 28/17/9/15 – 69

Lima – Bravo 2, Nygren 9, PHaws 14, Lessley 2

Granite – Cutler 19, PMetesh 9, AMetesh 2, White 4, Parret 12, Tallon 14, O’Donnell 12

Girls Varsity

Granite 48, Lima 24

The Lady Prospectors got out to an early lead to earn a conference win.

Following a 16-2 run in the opening stanza, matched it with similar efforts in the second and fourth quarters. The Bears only managed to outscore the locals in the third by a scant 9-6 margin.

Senior Audrey Radtke led Granite with 10 points, with Asha Comings adding eight and Shelby Struna 7.

SCORING

LIMA – 2/9/9/4 – 24

GRANITE – 16/15/6/11 – 48

Lima – TMartinell 5, Bravo 8, MMartinell 8, Craftloy 2, Haws 1

Granite – Hill 6, O’Donnell 4, Struna 7, Ward 4, Pitcher 5, Comings 8, Radtke 10, Lee 4

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