Prep Basketball Utter, Thier push Eureka past Troy

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TROY — Sienna Utter scored 23 points and Eryn Thier had 17 points and six rebounds to help Eureka spill Troy 55-39 in a District 7B girls basketball game Friday evening.

Avory Escobar had a team-high eight rebounds to go with five points for Eureka.

Liz Pacella chalked up four assists for the Lions.

Troy jumped out to a 17-16 lead, but it was all Eureka after that as the Lions (9-6 overall, 4-2 league) swept the season series with the Trojans.

Kaitlin Downey led Troy in scoring with 12 points. Allie Caldwell finished with 11.

Eureka 16 10 16 13 — 55

Troy 17 5 3 14 — 39

EUREKA — Michael Shea 1, Megan Hanson 1, Avory Escobar 5, Sienna Utter 23, Rhianna Hawkins 1, Liz Pacella 2, Maggie Graves 4, Karlee Frost 1, Erynn Thier 17.

TROY — Annie Day 3, Allie Caldwell 11, Kaitlin Downey 12, Katelyn Tallmadge 6, Montana Rice 5, Izzy Ramirez 2.

Stillwater Christian 34, Columbia Falls JV 27

Victoria Hanson knocked down a 3-point field goal late to help Stillwater Christian hold off the Columbia Falls JV for a nonconference victory.

Hanson finished with 11 points.

Paige Burger tossed in a game-high 14 points for Columbia Falls.

Columbia Falls JV 6 2 8 11 — 27

Stillwater Christian 6 12 9 7 — 34

COLUMBIA FALLS JV — Peyton Rhodes 9, Paige Burger 14, Flora Jarvis 2, Taylor Weaver 2.

STILLWATER CHRISTIAN — Victoria Hanson 11, Abigail Hutton 1, Helena Hashley 6, LuLu Neumann 2, Selah Neumann 8, Madison Morkin 6.


Eureka 55, Troy 39

TROY — Eureka defeated Troy in a District 7B matchup.

A scoring summary was not available.

Late Thursday


Bigfork 63, Polson 46

BIGFORK — Back-to-back 19-point quarters helped Bigfork roll by Polson in a nonconference game.

Polson held a 19-14 lead after the first eight minutes, but Bigfork tallied 19 points in the second quarter to lead 33-26 at the half and 19 more in the third quarter for a 52-36 advantage.

Beau Santisteven netted 18 points for Bigfork and Anders Epperly added 17

Asa Askin had 14 points and Connor Lanier 13 for Polson.

Polson 19 7 10 10 — 46

Bigfork 14 19 19 11 — 63

Polson — Asa Askin 14, Robin Erickson 6, Connor Lanier 13, Shade Main 8, Weston Domly 5.

Bigfork — Anders Epperly 17, Clayton Reichenbach 5, Colten Reichenbach 4, Luke Schmidt 3, Logan Taylor 2, Chase Chappuis 3, Logan Gilliard 11, Beau Santisteven 18.

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