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HAMILTON -- The top-seeded Valley Christian boys' basketball team continued its dream season on Thursday, bouncing Drummond 74-42 to earn a spot in the District 13-C tournament championship round.

The Eagles improved to 19-1 and will play Seeley-Swan (9-11) on Saturday at 7 p.m. The sixth-seeded Blackhawks upset second-seeded Philipsburg in overtime, 46-39.

In Friday's loser out games, Drummond (7-13) will battle Lincoln (6-14) at 2:45 p.m. and Philipsburg (12-8) will tangle with Darby (5-15) at 4:15 p.m.


Valley Christian 74, Drummond 42

The Eagles posted their second dominating district win in as many days behind Joe Lodine's game-high 21 points. He hit seven field goals and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line.

Valley Christian was breathing easy by the end of the first quarter with a 24-8 lead. By the end of the third quarter their advantage was 26 points.

Joining Lodine in double figures scoring for the Eagles were Zach Baugher with 16 points and Brian Gragg with 15.

Cade Estes scored 18 points for Drummond. 


Seeley-Swan 46, Philipsburg 39 (OT)

After playing nip-and-tuck for four quarters the Blackhawks seized control in the extra period, outscoring the Prospectors, 8-1. Seeley-Swan scored six of its OT points from the foul line, going 6 for 8 at the charity stripe.

Three Blackhawks scored in double figures, including Joshua Cahoon with 15 points, Cameron Haines with 12 and Jacob Haley 10. Haines scored half of his team's overtime points.

Jon Keltner scored 14 points for the Prospectors, who finished with seven points at the free-throw line to Seeley-Swan's 13.


Darby 36, Victor 33

Darby dispatched of Victor and the high-scoring Colt Neville in an elimination game Thursday morning.

Neville nearly doubled the game's second-leading scorers with 19 points, but the Tigers outscored Victor (8-12) in the fourth quarter after entering tied at 29-all.

Darby (5-15) was led by Zach McCrossin and Andy Smith, whose 10 points apiece advanced the Tigers to Friday. 


Lincoln 47, Clark Fork 41

Lincoln eliminated Clark Fork with a commanding fourth-quarter comeback.

The Lynx trailed 34-31 entering the final frame but gelled for their best quarter of basketball, outscoring the Mountain Cats 16-7.

Gage Fitzgerald led all players with 13 points, including five in the fourth, to help Lincoln (6-14) advance to further consolation play Friday.

Connor Voll and Aaron Kelly paced Clark Fork (10-10) with 12 points apiece.