HOOPS: Browning leads NWA schools on Western A all-tourney teams

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BUTTE ó Browning led all Northwest A conference teams with three first-team all-tournament selections at the Western A divisional basketball tournament at the Butte Civic Center last weekend.

Dulci Skunkcap was named to the girls all-tournament first team, while Brandon Aimsback and Nathaniel Stiffarm were honored for the boys.

Senior guards Dani Douglas of Columbia Falls and Ezekiel Misa of Ronan also represented the Northwest on the all-tournament first teams.

Douglas was one of four Wildkats honored.

Trista Cowan garnered second-team recognition, and Hannah Gedlaman and Ryley Kehr were named honorable mentions.

The Browning girls, who finished second in the tournament, were also represented by Tamika Guardipee (second team), Ronnal Jordan (honorable mention) and Taylor Jordan (honorable mention).

Tyree Whitcomb took honorable mention honors for the Browning boys, who took third at divisionals.

Micalann McCrea joined Guardipee and Cowan on the girls second team.

Shannon Reny and Ryggs Johnston, both of Libby, were honorable mentions.

Ronanís Anthony Camel and Polsonís Shade Main and Asa Askan also represented the Northwest on the boys honorable mention list.

Butte Centralís Kloie Thatcher and Hamiltonís Carter Kearns were unanimously named girls and boys tournament MVP, respectively.

Western A All-Tournament


First team

Kloie Thatcher, senior, Butte Central (MVP)

Dani Douglas, senior, Columbia Falls

Cariann Kunkel, senior, Hamilton

Megan Michelotti, senior, Butte Central

Dulci Skunkcap, sophomore, Browning

Second team

Tamika Guardipee, sophomore, Browning

Trista Cowan, junior, Columbia Falls

Micalann McCrea, senior, Ronan

Brynley Fitzgerald, senior, Dillon

Tricia Joyce, junior, Butte Central

Honorable mention

Ronnal Jordan, senior, Browning

Hannah Gedlaman, senior, Columbia Falls

Alivia Williams, senior, Frenchtown

Olivia Bolton, senior, Butte Central

Tessa Della Silva, senior, Hamilton

Megan Delaney, senior, Frenchtown

Shannon Reny, senior, Libby

Taylor Jordan, junior, Browning

Ryley Kehr, junior, Columbia Falls


First team

Carter Kearns, senior, Hamilton (MVP)

Brandon Aimsback, senior, Browning

Zach Baker, sophomore, Frenchtown

Nathaniel Stiffarm, senior, Browning

Ezekiel Misa, senior, Ronan

Tyler Chouinard, senior, Hamilton

Second team

Cade Holter, junior, Butte Central

Coby King, senior, Dillon

Dylan Sestrich, junior, Butte Central

Tanner Goligoski, junior, Hamilton

Hunter Omlid, junior, Hamilton

Honorable mention

Luke Heaphy, sophomore, Butte Central

Adam Botkin, senior, Frenchtown

Anthony Camel, junior, Ronan

Jared Cole, junior, Frenchtown

Cade Baker, sophomore, Frenchtown

Aaron Richards, sophomore, Butte Central

Shade Main, senior, Polson

Asa Askan, senior, Polson

Tyree Whitcomb, junior, Browning

Ryggs Johnston, junior, Libby

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