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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