Tanner Goligoski exploded for 29 points and Hamilton got revenge on Whitefish, 83-46, in a Western A matchup on Saturday. Back on Dec. 7, Whitefish defeated Hamilton 71-65 in overtime at the Western A Tip Off. Trey Searle added 19 points for the Broncs. Lee Walburn paced Whitefish with 13 points.
Darby, trying to improve to 8-0 overall against Drummond on Saturday, couldn't overcome a tough first quarter against the Trojans, and the Tigers were dealt their first loss of the season, 60-45. Drummond outscored Darby 21-9 in the first frame, and the Trojans got a big game from Jonah Parke, who scored 30 points. Dylan Parks and Gabe Smith both reached double figures for Darby (7-1). Parks scored 13 points; Smith added 10.
Florence posted a 65-51 home win over Anaconda on Saturday while Dillon bested. Stevensville, 80-54. The Beavers used a 22-9 advantage in the second quarter to top the Yellowjackets for the Southwest A win.
The Stevensville girls got some revenge for their boys by holding off Dillon 50-40 on Saturday. Maliyah LeCoure scored 15 points and Angel Richards added 12 for Stevi. Stevensville led by six at halftime 22-16 and held off Dillon in a back-and-forth contest. Josey Jones led Dillon with 12 points.
Hamilton got back on the winning track with a 30-22 home triumph over Whitefish. Lauren Ryter led the way for the Broncs with eight points. Marlee Bender scored nine for the Bulldogs.
Florence posted a 57-43 win at Anaconda on Saturday. The Falcons' three-headed monster of Danielle Zahn, Rilee Mangun and Makenna Liles all reached double figures to power Florence, which stayed unbeaten in conference (3-0, 5-2 overall). Zahn led the trio with 16 points, while Mangun and Liles each pitched in 15, according to Copperheadcountry.org.
The Drummond girls completed the sweep against Darby with a 52-33 nonconference win despite a 19-point effort from Tiger senior Casey Ehmann. TeaAnna Rouse added 11 points for Darby in the loss.
Frenchtown took top honors on the second and final day of the Western Montana Duals in Ronan Saturday, edging Class AA Kalispell Glacier in the title dual, 34-30. The Broncs benefited from pins by Landen Stewart (103 pounds), Eli Warner (113), Jake Bibler (126) and Tate Jones (182).
Hamilton, Corvallis and Stevensville rounded out the top 8 teams, respectively. The Broncs of Hamilton lost in their fifth-sixth-place dual to Townsend, 60-15. Hamilton's Drew Carmody (103 pounds) and Michael Golden (138) each won with a pin in the dual, though, and Noah Hurst added a 10-4 decision win at 152 pounds.
For the Broncs to get to Townsend, they had to edge Bitterroot rival Stevensville, 48-30. Carmody and Golden again scored pin wins, as did Deegan Martin (120 pounds), Cole Anson (145), Hurst, and Brock Jones (205). Stevensville heavyweight Jake Woods scored a pin win in the dual, and Aaron Springer also toppled his Hamilton opponent with a pin in the 138-pound match. The Yellowjackets were also topped by Kalispell Glacier earlier on Saturday, 59-9.
Corvallis was edged by eventual tournament champion Frenchtown, 46-30, as well as Townsend, 42-36. Carter Brown did his part to keep the Blue Devils close with a pair of pins in each match at 132 pounds. Brown's win against Townsend came in just 49 seconds. Corvallis' Randon Weidow also had a pair of pins on Saturday.
Florence, which wrestled in Saturday's consolation bracket, got another undefeated day out of 205-pounder Spencer Jones.