Thursday-Friday-Saturday, Feb 14-16, 2019

Northwest A District Tournament

at Whitefish High School

Thurday, February 14, 2019

POLSON BOYS TOP C-FALLS IN OPENER

WHITEFISH — A quick start helped Polson beat Columbia Falls 58-49 in first-round action Thursday evening at the Northwest A District boys basketball tournament at Whitefish High School.

Polson jumped out to an 11-4 advantage after the first quarter and led 26-20 at the half. The second half was played on nearly even terms.

Colton Graham and Robin Erickson paced Polson offensively with 18 and 15 points, respectively.

Drew Morgan and Dillon Shipp both had 11 to lead Columbia Falls.

Polson (8-11) advances to play second-seed Whitefish (13-5) tonight in semifinal action at 6:30. Whitefish had an opening-round bye.

Columbia Falls (3-16) drops into loser-out play on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.

The top four teams advance to the Western A Divisional next week in Hamilton.

CFalls 04 16 13 16 — 49

Polson 11 15 14 18 — 58

COLUMBIA FALLS — Dillon Wanner 1, Drew Morgan 11, Dillon Shipp 11, Danny Henjum 7, Logan Bechtel 9, Zack Pletcher 1, Sam Hovde 9.

POLSON — Keyan Dalbey 2, Ryker Wenderoth 5, Robin Erickson 15,Trevor Schultz 2, Parker Toth 2, Bo Kelley 5, Colton Graham 18, Micah Askan 9.

 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Third times the charm

Micah Askan and Trevor Schultz each scored 15 points and Colton Graham added 11 for Polson in a 57-40 rout of Whitefish in Northwestern A district play at Whitefish. Lee Walburn led all scorers with 17 for the host Bulldogs.

The third seeded Pirates had dropped 2 close games to the second seeded Bulldogs during conference play.

Polson controlled the game tempo with an aggressive half court press and a patient motion offense.

The Pirates advanced to the district championship game against Browning at 6:30 tomorrow evening.

Polson 57, Whitefish 40

Wfish- 10 10 09 11 — 40

Polson 10 19 20 08 — 57

Polson: Ryker Wenderoth 4, Robin Erickson 7, Trevor Schultz 15, Parker Toth 2, Colton Graham 11, Micah Askan 15, Bo Kelley 3.

Whitefish: Justin Conklin 6, Jack Schwaiger 3, Ryan Kemm 2, Jayce Cripe 1, Dillon Botner 9, Bodie Smith 2, Lee Walburn 17.

 

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Indians win Northwest A tourney title

Browning 78, Polson 50

WHITEFISH — Browning overwhelmed Polson in the first quarter before earning a comfortable victory in the Northwest A District basketball championship game.

Deion Mad Plume buried a 3-pointer from the corner in the opening seconds, and the Indians (19-1 overall) rolled from there. The No. 1 seed jumped out to a 19-1 lead and electrified the large crowd of Browning faithful that filled the stands at Whitefish High School.

No. 3 seed Polson (9-12) struggled with Browning’s tight press throughout the first quarter, turning the ball over and finding few open looks at the basket.

The Pirates’ first field goal came on a steal and layup by Colton Graham with 1:20 left in the frame.

Polson refused to surrender, finding a way around the Indians’ press in the second quarter to tally 23 points. Robin Erickson scored six points and made aggressive moves to the basket, while Micah Askin scored all nine of his total points, including a 3-pointer seconds before the buzzer.

But Browning had no problem keeping pace. Tyree Whitcomb established himself in the post, scoring 10 of his 14 points and the Indians tallied 24 to go into halftime with a 43-26 lead.

Graham cut the deficit to 13 with five minutes to go in the third quarter, but Mad Plume responded with a 3 to stifle Polson’s momentum and help Browning put the Pirates away for good.

Mad Plume had an outstanding night, hitting 5 triples while scoring a game-high 25 points.

Derek Sharp added 10 points for the Indians, including back-to-back triples in the second quarter.

Erickson and Graham each led the Pirates with 13 points.

Both teams will be back in action on Thursday at the Western A Divisional tournament in Hamilton.

Brown 19 24 20 15 — 78

Polson 03 23 12 12 — 50

BROWNING – Riley Spoonhunter 5, Ethan Running Crane 7, Derek Sharp 10, CJ Smith 5, Brant Bremner 2, Trevon Fisher 2, Latrell Bullchild 6, Deion Mad Plume 25, Tyree Whitcomb 14, John DeRoche 2.

POLSON – Keyan Dalbey 2, Ryker Wenderoth 5, Robin Erickson 13, Trevor Schultz 4, Parker Toth 2, Colton Graham 13, Trevor Lake 2, Micah Askan 9.


Thursday-Friday-Saturday, Feb 21-23, 2019

Western A Divisional Tournament

at Hamilton High School

Thursday, February 21,2019

Bombs away, 3 pointers rain down on Pirates

Dillon 81, Polson 34

HAMILTON — Dillon outscored Polson 45-11 in the middle two quarter to take charge of the easy opening-round victory.

Leading just 22-17 early in the second quarter a trio of Dillon players led by Michael Haverfield unloaded with a barage of 3 pointers to run away from Polson. Polson failed to score in the rest of the quarter as the Beavers tallied 16 straight unanswered points. The hot shooting Beavers shot 77% from the field for the game.

Dillons played their usual agressive 1-3-1 zone defense combined with superior hieight advantage kept Polson from penetrating leaving only perimeter shooting available to the Pirates.

Dillon tallied 46 points in the final half for good measure.

Michael Haverfield led a balanced Dillon attack with 18 points. Justus Peterson added 15 and Dylan Cervelli 12.

Ryker Wenderoth topped Polson with 12.

Up next for Dillon is semifinal play tonight at 8 versus Hamilton. Polson falls into loser-out action today at 2 p.m. against Whitefish.

Dillon 16 19 26 20 — 81

Polson 11 06 05 12 — 34

DILLON — Michael Haverfield 18, Justus Peterson 15, Dylan Cervelli 12, Braden Anderson 8, Warren DeMark 7, Alfred Peterson 6, Cole Johnston 6, Bradley Rakich 5, Cole Truman 4.

POLSON — Ryker Wenderoth 12, Micah Askan 8, Bo Kelley 7, Parker Toth 4, Colton Graham 3.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Dogs down Pirates in overtime

Whitefish 67, Polson 63, OT

HAMILTON — Whitefish rallied in the fourth quarter and took down the Pirates in overtime.

Polson (9-15) led 37-25 at halftime after scoring 25 points in the second quarter. The Bulldogs (15-8) rumbled back and took a 55-52 lead after a 3-pointer and a dunk by Lee Walburn with under two minutes left in regulation.

The Pirates missed 7 straight free throw attempts in the fourth quarter to allow Whitefish back in the tight contest.

Polson’s Colton Graham hit a putback at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, but Whitefish took care of business in the extra period.

It was Whitefish’s third overtime in four games.

Walburn had 26 points for the Bulldogs and Dillon Botner finished with 17.

Micah Askan paced the Pirates with 16 points, while Graham and Trey Kelley each had 10.

The Bulldogs will take on Browning today at 11 a.m. in a loser-out test.

Wfish- 12 13 12 18 12 – 67

Polson 12 25 08 10 08 – 63

WHITEFISH – Lee Walburn 26, Dillon Botner 17, Bodie Smith 9, Sam Menicke 6, Ryan Kemm 5, Justin Conklin 2, Mark Anderson 2.

POLSON – Micah Askan 16, Trey Kelley 10, Colton Graham 10, Ryker Wenderoth 9, Trevor Schultz 7, Robin Erickson 6, Parker Toth 3, Trevor Lake 2.


Regular Season


 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bulldogs use size advantage to down Pirates

Whitefish 64, Whitefish 56

POLSON — Lee Walburn scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half to help Whitefish pull away from Polson for a 64-56 Class A boys basketball victory on Tuesday evening.

Polson held a 27-26 lead at half.

"Pretty good first half," Polson coach Randy Kelley said. "He (Walburn) killed us after the break."

Whitefish was 20 of 35 shooting at the free throw line, while Polson was 14 of 27.

Wfish -14 12 18 20 — 64

Polson 14 13 12 17 — 56

WHITEFISH — Dodie Smith 4, Justin Conklin 1, Jack Schwaiger 7, Danni Davis 1, Sam Menicke 6, Jace Cripe 8, Ryan Kemm 1, Lee Walburn 22, Dillon Botner 14.

POLSON — Keyan Dalbey 1, Ryker Wenderoth 5, Robin Erickson 17, Trevor Schultz 9, Bo Kelley 9, Colton Graham 13, Shade Main 21, Trevor Lake 2.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Northwestern A/Southwestern A Tip-off Tourney

Comeback propels Pirates over Jackets

Polson 67, Stevensville 56

MISSOULA — Polson defeated Stevensville 67-56 at the Western A Tip-Off as Colton Graham scored 17 points and Kordell Walker and Trevor Schultz each added 12. Polson trailed by as many as 14 points towards the end of the third quarter 52-38. Stevensville led 56-46 at the end of the third quarter. Using a hustling man-to-man pressure defense the Pirates held Stevensville scoreless in the fourth quarter while scoring 19 of their own. Colby Meeds led Stevensville in scoring with 21.

Stevi-- 20 24 12 00 - 56

Polson 16 20 12 19 - 67

Polson: Colton Graham 17, Kordell Walker 12, Trevor Schultz 12, Micah Askan 7, Bo Kelley 6, Trevor Lake 4, Ryker Wenderoth 3, Keyan Dalbey 2, Connor Lanier 2, Robin Erickson 2

Stevensville: Colby Meeds 21, Logan Roth 18, Devlin Sherman 6, Tanner Pendergast 6, Gavin Beeton 3, Ivan Yasvac 2, Colby Meads 0

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Northwestern A/Southwestern A Tip-off Tourney

Cold shooting Pirates fall to Broncs

The Hamilton Broncs carved their niche by capturing the Montana High School Association football title.

They proved they also have a formidable basketball team that features an arsenal of offensive firepower. The Broncs had four players that scored in double-digits. Tanner Goligoski scored 23 points, Carson Rostad with 16, Hunter Omlid had 13, and Trey Searle finished with 10.

Omlid returned to the lineup after not playing in the Whitefish game the previous night due to an ankle problem. The Pirates missed numerous shots in and around the basket and continued to shoot poorly from the foul line as they fell to 1-2 on the season.

The Broncs forced the Pirates to play left-handed sort of speaking to win.

Only two Pirates scored in double digits, including Graham, who finished with a team-high 11 points, and Kordell Walker with 10. Other players that contributed in the loss included Micah Askan, who finished with eight points, and Bo Kelley with six.

Hamilton 75, Polson 49

Broncs 11 21 20 23 - 75

Pirates 12 08 14 15 - 49

Hamilton: Cam Rothie 4, Carson Rostad 16, Josh Dickemore 5, Drew Brackman 4, Hunter Omlid 13, Tanner Goligoski 23, Trey Searle 10.

Polson: Ryker Wenderoth 3, Robin Erickson 4, Trevor Schultz 1, Parker Toth 4, Bo Kelley 6, Colton Graham 11, Seth Lake 2, Kordell Walker 10, Micah Askan 8.


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Corvallis boys win OT thriller over Polson

Tanner Jessop hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer in overtime to give Corvallis a 56-54 home win over Polson Thursday. It marked the Blue Devils' first victory as they improved to 1-3. Jessop led Corvallis with 16 points and Caleb Warnken and Caseon Jessop each added 12. Robin Erickson scored 14 points for the Pirates.

Corvallis 56, Polson 54 (OT)

Polson 23 8 11 08 4 — 54

Corva 17 9 12 12 6 — 56

Polson: Robin Erickson 14, Colton Graham 13, Trevor Schultz 10, Micah Askan 8, Kordell Walker 3, Ryker Wenderoth 3, Bo Kelley 2, Trevor Lake 1.

Corvallis: Tanner Jessop 16, Caseon Jessop 12, Caleb Warnken 12, Garrett Brown 11, Liang Liedle 5


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Frenchtown holds on, defeats Polson

FRENCHTOWN -- Polson rallied from an early deficit but ultimately fell to the Broncs in Western A basketball action on Thursday in Frenchtown.

Frenchtown outscored the Pirates 26-8 in the first quarter. Keyan Dalbey, Ryker Wenderoth, and Parker Toth came off the bench and led an aggressive defensive effort and added some key baskets to bring the pirates within 10 by halftime. Polson scored 19 straight points in the third quarter and ended with a 40-36 lead at the end of the third. The lead went back and forth in the fourth quarter with the Broncs finally coming out on top by a 52-20 margin scoring the winning basket with 4 seconds left. Freshman Colton Graham drove the length of the floor and missed a short jumper in the key at the buzzer as the Pirates fell just short of forcing the game to overtime.

In reflecting upon the disparity between the opening quarter and the middle frames, coach Randy Kelley commented, “We need to start playing four full quarters and get out of our own way.”

Frenchtown’s Cade Baker led all scorers with 21, while Polson’s Colton Graham had 19. Micah Askan added 11 for the Pirates.

Polson 08 13 19 10 – 50

Frtown 26 06 04 16 – 52

NWA Polson (1-4), SWA Frenchtown (5-1)

FRENCHTOWN – Cade Baker 21, Hank Rugg 10, Zack Baker 10, Mason Pyron 5, Brandon Finley 4, Dawson Leishman 2.

POLSON – Colton Graham 6 6-8 19, Micah Askan 5 0-1 11, Ryker Wenderoth 2 0-0 6, Keyan Dalbey 3 0-1 6, Robin Erickson 1 1-4 3, Kordell Walker 2, Parker Toth 0 2-2 2, Seth Lake 1. 3FGs – P4 (Wenderoth 2, Graham, Askan), F5 (C.Baker 3, Z.Baker, Pyron).


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Browning rides second quarter surge to win

At Browning, the visiting Pirates outscored the host Running Indians in the second half, but couldn’t overcome the double digit deficit dug by their second quarter doldrums. Colton Graham, Bo Kelley and Trevor Schultz led Polson in scoring with a collective contribution of 30 points. The Pirates outshot Browning from beyond the arc and generated a higher percentage of deuces, but netted three less at the charity stripe as well as trailed by a handful of conversions from the floor.

Tyree Whitcomb poured in 25 points and Ethan Running Crane contributed 16 for the Indians.

Browning improves to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in conference play. Polson drops to 1-5 and 0-2.

Pirates 17 10 15 17 - 59
Indians 19 20 13 16 - 68

POLSON – Colton Graham 4 3-4 12(10r), Bo Kelley 3 1-1 9(2r,1s), Trevor Schultz 3 1-2 9(2r), Micah Askan 4 0-1 8(4r,1s), Kordell Walker 3 1-1 7(6r,1b), Ryker Wenderoth 2 0-0 5, Robin Erickson 1 3-7 5(4r,3a,1s), Seth Lake 2 0-0 4(1r), Keyan Dalbey (2r).

BROWNING – Tyree Whitcomb 25(20r,7a,3s,1b), Ethan RunningCrane 16, Rylee Spoonhunter 8, Justin Burd 6, Deion MadPlume 6, Derek Sharp 4, CJ Smith 2, Trevon Fisher 1, tmB(33r,18a,22s,3b). 3FGs – P6-15 (Schultz 2-4, Kelley 2-4, Wenderoth 1-1, Graham 1-5), B4-26 (Spoonhunter 2-8, E.RunningCrane 1-4, Whitcomb 1-5).

Expanded stat specs supplied by host venue. Some details may vary from Pirate sideline specs.


Friday, January 4, 2019

Pirates jump out on Ronan early

Polson 60, Ronan 47

PABLO — Robin Erickson had a game-high 16 points and Bo Kelley netted a season-high 15 to power Polson past Ronan at Salish Kootenai College in a Northwest A contest.

Polson never trailed and jumped in front 20-9 eight minutes into play.

Polson (2-5) led 30-22 at the break.

Bubba Bush led Ronan in scoring with 13 points. Anthony Camel added 11.

Polson continues with league action today at Columbia Falls at 4 p.m.

Ronan 09 13 10 15 — 47

Polson 20 10 16 14 — 60

RONAN — Terrell Stump 5, Randy Finley 5, Leonard Burke 4, Levi Trahan 3, Aidan Birdingground 1, Bubba Bush 13, Dallas Durheim 5, Anthony Camel 11.

POLSON — Keyan Dalbey 3, Ryker Wenderoth 3, Robin Erickson 16, Trevor Schultz 10, Bo Kelley 15, Colton Graham 4, Cordell Walker 5, Micah Askan 5.


Saturday, January 5, 2018

POLSON NIPS C-FALLS

Polson 47, Columbia Falls 43

COLUMBIA FALLS — Columbia Falls rallied in the late going, but fell three points short as Polson held on for a 47-44 Class A boys basketball victory on Saturday.

Polson led 35-23 after three quarters.

“We couldn’t score, find the hoop,” Columbia Falls coach Chris Finberg said. “We were able to score to get into full court pressure that led to a few easy buckets” in the fourth quarter.

Columbia Falls outscored Polson 21-12 in the final eight minutes. The Wildcats got as close at two points and had a 3 at the buzzer hit the front of the rim.

Polson (3-5, 2-2) plays Stevensville in Polson on Thursday.

Polson 10 17 08 12 — 47

CFalls 09 07 07 21 — 44

POLSON — Ryker Wenderoth 5, Robin Erickson 5, Trevor Schultz 1, Parker Toth 5, Colton Graham 6, Seth Lake 2, Kordell Walker 8, Micah Askan 15.

COLUMBIA FALLS — Dillon Wanner 2, Drew Morgan 18, Dillon Shipp 7, Danny Henjum 5, William Dyon 2, Logan Bechtel 2, Zack Pletcher 6, Sam Hovde 2.


Friday, January 11, 2019

Pirates swat Yellowjackets

POLSON — Polson outscored Stevensville in all four quarters to claim a 66-45 Class A boys basketball victory on Friday evening at Salish Kootenai College.

Polson, 4-5 overall, led 26-18 at the half and finished with a 23-point fourth quarter.

Twelve players scored for Polson, led by Colton Graham with 16. Kordell Walker added nine.

Logan Roth had 15 for Stevensville and Colby Meeds was next with 14.

Polson hosts Libby today in Northwest A Conference play.

Stevi - 12 06 10 17 - 45

Polson 15 11 17 23 - 66

STEVENSVILLE — Colby Meeds 14, Logan Roth 15, Devlin Sherman 8, Sean Craft 2, Gavin Beeton 6.

POLSON — Trey Kelley 1, Ryker Wenderoth 4, Robin Erickson 4, Trevor Schultz 8, Parker Toth 2, Bo Kelley 7, Colton Graham 16, Trevor Lake 4, Gunner Grisak 4, Seth Lake 2, Kordell Walker 9, Micah Askan 5.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

at SKC in Pablo

Pirates win again, even season record at 5-5

Polson 60, Libby 52

POLSON – Polson knocked off Libby in Northwest A action at Salish Kootenai College.

Polson led 49-39 after three quarters. Libby had a strong finish, outscoring Polson 13-11 in the fourth, but fell short.

Colton Graham led the way with 19 points for the Pirates and Trevor Schultz scored 14.

For Libby, Keith Johnson scored 22 points and Ryggs Johnston pitched in with 18 points.

The Pirates improved to 3-2 in the conference and 5-5 overall.

Libby- 11 10 18 13 — 52

Polson 18 14 17 11 — 60

LIBBY – JJ Davis 3, Chandler Bower 2, Ryan Goodman 2, Ryggs Johnston 18, Caden Williams 5, Keith Johnson 22

POLSON — Ryker Wenderoth 3, Robin Erickson 7, Trevor Schultz 14, Bo Kelley 5, Colton Graham 19, Kordell Walker 6, Micah Askan 6


Thursday, January 17, 2018

WOLFPACK TAKES DOWN PIRATES

Glacier 58, Polson 39

The Pirates (5-6 overall) had the hot hand early, making clever passes and finding easy looks in the paint to build a 16-11 lead. Six Polson players scored in the first quarter.

“We came off a very emotional game last week [against Flathead]. The gym was loud and this time it was a little quieter, and I don’t know that we came out with as much energy,” Glacier coach Mark Harkins said.

“To Polson’s credit they did, and they kind of punched us in the mouth.”

But the Wolfpack (4-4) took control of the game in the second quarter, tightening up its defense and forcing Polson into long jump shots that would not fall. Glacier outscored the Pirates 15-3 in the quarter, with Polson’s only field goal coming on Ryker Wenderoth’s steal and breakaway layup with less than 30 seconds to go in the half.

Glacier answered with KJ Johnson’s floater at the buzzer to make it 28-19 at the break.

Harkins said the only thing his team changed on defense was to pick up its intensity.

“We were kind of just going through the motions,” he said, “and I thought in the second quarter their communication got better.”

The Wolfpack picked up where it left off in the second half, going on a 10-1 run to take an 18-point lead. Polson countered with a 7-0 run to trim the deficit to 11 but could get no closer as Glacier rolled to its third consecutive win.

Meanwhile, Glacier was in control of the paint on both sides of the ball, led by captain Drew Engellant and Weston Price. Engellant had a team-high 13 points and Price added 10.

Price took the place of injured starter Ethan Baines, who did not suit up for the game.

“Weston ... responded well. He’s a nice young player, he’s got a great offensive skill set, and I was really proud of how he stepped up and handled that starting role,” Harkins said.

Co-captain Bret Michaels added 10 points for Glacier.

“Our two captains had a real solid, steady game tonight. Nothing spectacular, but they did the right things, got people the basketball,” Harkins said.

Wenderoth and Robin Erickson both led the Pirates with 8 points, and Colton Graham and Micah Askan each added 7.

Polson did not help itself at the free-throw line, going 7 of 17, while Glacier went 8 of 10.

Next up for the Wolfpack are two road Western AA games, at Helena Capital next Friday night and Helena High the following afternoon. The Pirates visit Whitefish tonight in a Northwest A clash.

Polson 16 03 11 09 — 39

Glacier 13 15 18 12 — 58

POLSON – Keyan Dalbey 3, Ryker Wenderoth 8, Robin Erickson 8, Trevor Schultz 4, Colton Graham 7, Kordell Walker 2, Micah Askan 7.

GLACIER – Drew Deck 2, KJ Johnson 8, Weston Price 10, Drew Engellant 13, Michael Schwarz 9, Bret Michaels 10, Ben Desmul 6.


Friday, January 18, 2019

Dogs Close Out Pirates

On Thursday the Dogs (8-4, 5-2) hosted Polson and came away with the 53-49 win in the Northwest A conference showdown.

After trailing for most of the night, Polson stepped ahead for the lead with seven minutes to go in the fourth after Micah Askan nailed a three from the top of the key.

Mark Anderson had other plans, however, and hit a three seconds later to put the Dogs back on top.

With less than a minute to go, Whitefish’s Dillon Botner got his fifth foul on a layup attempt by Robin Erickson, who hit his two free throws to put the Pirates up 49-48.

After Ryan Kemm hit a put-back layup off an offensive rebound to put the Dogs ahead 51-49 with half a minute to go, Erickson returned to the line with a chance to tie.

The first free throw spun around the rim several times before opting out, and the second attempt failed as well.

Polson fouled Lee Walburn immediately after, giving the Dogs the chance to seal the game for good with 15 seconds to go, but Walburn missed both his shots as well.

His redemption came soon after, as Walburn jumped a pass for a steal with 3.5 seconds to go.

Bodie Smith put the finishing touches on the Dogs’ win with two free throws with 2 seconds to go.

Botner led the team in scoring with 11, while Kemm and Anderson both added nine apiece.

Polson 11 9 12 17 — 49

Wfish 09 14 11 19 — 53

WHITEFISH – Bodie Smith 2, Justin Conklin 3, Jack Schwaiger 4, Mark Anderson 9, Sam Menicke 7, Ryan Kemm 9, Lee Walburn 8, Dillon Botner 11.


Friday, January 25, 2019

Polson holds on for 59-50 win

Polson defeated Ronan 59-50 despite the game being a one-point game with a minute to go. Poor free throw shooting by Polson early kept the game close but the Pirates used solid free throw shooting down the stretch to separate themselves . Trevor Schultz led Polson with 14. Randy Finley led Ronan with 12.

Polson 14 20 08 17 - 59
Ronan 08 23 04 15 - 50

Polson - Trevor Schultz 14; Robin Erickson 9; Micah Askan 8; Ryker Wenderoth 7; Bo Kelley 6; Colton Graham 5; Parker Toth 4; Seth Lake 3; Trevor Lake 3

Ronan - Randy Finley 12; Dallas Durheim 11; Jacob Gatch 8; Terrell Stump 7; Aidan Birdinground 5; Bubba Bush 3; Trey Don't Mix 2; Zarec Couture 2


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pirates defeat Wildcats in foul plagued game

Polson 57, Columbia Falls 45

The Pirates (7-7, 5-3) trailed 16-12 after the first quarter and outscored the Wildcats 19-5 to take a 10-point lead at the half.

The game flow was affected by a number of personal fouls on both teams.

In boys action in Polson, the Wilcats trailed by just four with four minutes to play, but a series of technical fouls (one on the Columbia Falls bench due to Columbia Falls crowd behavior) led to six Pirate free throws by Ryker Wenderoth to push the lead to 10. Columbia Falls would not recover as Polson scored 18 points in the fourth to seal the win 56-45.

Polson’s Ryker Wenderoth led all scorers with 12 points. Micah Askan and Robin Erickson had 10 points each. For Columbia Falls (3-12, 2-7), Sam Hovde scored a team-high 10 points.

CFalls 16 05 13 11 — 45

Polson 12 19 08 18 — 57

COLUMBIA FALLS – Dillon Wanner 5, Drew Morgan 8, Dillon Shipp 2, William Dyon 9, Logan Bechtel 7, Brad Nevis 4, Sam Hovde 10.

POLSON – Keyan Dalby 2, Ryker Wenderoth 12, Robin Erickson 10, Trevor Schultz 9, Parker Toth 4, Bo Kelley 3, Colton Graham 3, Trevor Lake 4, Micah Askan 10.


Friday, February 1, 2019

No. 4 Hamilton boys bounce Polson

Fourth-ranked Hamilton boosted its record to 14-2 with a 65-47 win at Polson. Tanner Goligoski paced the Broncs with 21 points and Hunter Omlid added 17. Micah Askan led the Pirates with 10 points.

Hamilton 65, Polson 47

Hamilton 18 17 14 16 - 65

Polson--- 08 17 06 16 - 47

Hamilton: Camron Rothie 2, Carson Rostad 4, Hunter Omlid 17, Tyler Burrows 3, Trey Searle 16, Tyler Barnes 2, Tanner Goligoski 21.

Polson: Keyan Dalbey 2, Ryker Wenderoth 3, Robin Erickson 8, Trevor Schultz 5, Seth Lake 3, Colton Graham 6, Trevor Lake 4, Micah Askan 10, Parker Toth 1, Beau Kelley 5.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Browning solidifies conference lead

Rylee Spoonhunter scored 17 points, Justin Burd and Tyree Whitcomb added 10 apiece, and nine players scored for third-ranked Browning (15-1) in a 66-35 trouncing of Polson. Micah Askan led the Pirates with nine points.

Browning 66, Polson 35

Brown 17 16 15 18 — 66
Polson 08 09 10 08 — 35

Polson: Ryker Wenderoth 8, Robin Erickson 3, Trevor Schultz 5, Trey Kelley 2, Trevor Lake 4, Micah Askan 9, Seth Lake 1, Colton Graham 3.

Browning: CJ Smith 5, Tyree Whitcomb 10, Latrell Bull Child 4, Derek Sharp 2, John Mad Plume 4, Rylee SpoonHunter 17, Justin Burd 10, Joe Bullshoe 4, John Deroche 6.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Vikings pound Pirates

BIGFORK 64 POLSON 33

Hot shooting Bigfork had little trouble downing Polson at the Joe McDonald Event Center in Pablo Thursday evening. Logan Gilliard led all scorers with 19 points, Colton Reichenbach added 15 and Clayton Reichenbach 14 for No. 4 Bigfork (14-2) in a 64-33 pasting of Polson. Parker Toth and Robin Erickson had eight points apiece for the Pirates.

Bigfork 18 22 21 03 - 64
Polson- 08 09 06 10 - 33

Polson: Robin Erickson 8, Parker Toth 8, Ryker Wenderoth 7, Colton Graham 5, Seth Lake 3, Micah Askan 2, Trevor Lake 0

Bigfork: Logan Gilliard 19, Colton Reichenbach 15, Clayton Reichenbach 14, Levi Taylor 4, Luke Schmit 4, Eli Hines 3, Anders Epperly 3, Isaac Bjorge 2


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Loggers down Pirates

LIBBY — The Loggers won a tight Northwest A boys basketball contest against the Polson Pirates on Saturday, 48-42 with three players scoring in double digits.

Ryggs Johnston led all scorers with 20 points, while Jay Beagle scored 12 and Keith Johnson 10 points for Libby (11-7, 4-6).

Ryker Wenderoth paced Polson (7-11, 5-5) with 15 points.

Libby led 12-3 and 22-17 after the first two quarters.

Polson 03 14 12 13 – 42

Libby- 12 10 12 14 – 48

POLSON – Ryker Wenderoth 15, Robin Erickson 6, Parker Toth 3, Bo Kelley 5, Colton Graham 6, Trevor Lake 2, Micah Askan 5.

LIBBY – JJ Davis 3, Chandler Bower 1, Ryggs Johnston 20, Jay Beagle 12, Keith Johnson 10, Kevin Barnes 2.