Class B Florence earned a 66-53 win over Class A Corvallis to improve to 6-2 overall on Thursday. Four Falcons scored in double figures: Makenna Liles had 17, Rilee Mangun added 15, Danielle Zahn chipped in 14 and Joey Janetski had 13. Corvallis got 19 points from freshman Madeline Gilder.
"We're in the top of the (Class B) heap right now, so I don't know if you'd call it an upset," Florence coach Duane Zeiler said. "It's always a good win to beat a Class A team, and whenever we do, we feel good about it."
On Friday, Seeley-Swan topped Darby 48-36, rushing out to a 28-13 lead at halftime and holding on from there. Ashley Miller scored 13 points to lead the Blackhawks and Kara Good added 12. Casey Ehmann scored nine points to lead Darby.
Angel Richards posted her second consecutive 20-point game, powering Stevensville to a 52-39 win over Polson on Friday night. Kennedy Praast added 12 points for Stevensville. Mossy Kauley scored 11 points to lead Polson.
On Friday, Polson topped Stevensville, 66-45, as 12 different players for the Pirates scored. Colton Graham led Polson with 16 and Kordell Walker added 9. Logan Roth scored 15 points to lead Stevensville.
Darby jumped out to a big halftime lead and never looked back as the Tigers topped Seeley-Swan 60-51. The Tigers led the Blackhawks 36-16 at half. Brandon Winters scored 19 points for Darby, Nelson Smith added 17 and Dylan Parks tallied 14. Cordell Turner led Seeley-Swan with 21. The win propelled Darby to a 4-0 District 13-C record, and the Tigers handed Seeley-Swan its first district loss of the year.
Montana wrestlers accounted for 38 out of the 52 berths into the semifinals of the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic wrestling tournament in Missoula on Friday, according to Frank Gogola with 406mtsports.com. There are 22 teams from Montana at the tournament and 10 from Washington, Idaho and Wyoming.
“I feel if you place here (the top eight place), you’re on the path to place at state,” Corvallis head coach Matt Davis said.
Of those 38 wrestlers, 13 were from the Missoula area. Corvallis’ Dante Venema, at 126 pounds, and Hamilton’s Michael Golden (132) were the pair of Bitterroot representatives to remain unbeaten Friday at the prestigious wrestling event. Full results from the tournament will be available online.