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Boys basketball

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.

Girls basketball

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

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.


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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.