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'Beeters, Thunderbirds begin the new year with a pair of victories

 

January 10, 2018

Trajan Hannum scores two of his 12 points in Thursdays 58-48 win over Harlem.

The Chinook Sugarbeeters continued their march through the District 9C and the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds stretched their win streak to four games as both teams began 2018 with a pair of wins and the Harlem Wildcats remain undefeated in the District 2B.

The Chinook Sugarbeeters took on the Harlem Wildcats Thursday night in a non-conference tilt to begin the new year.

The Sugarbeeters started fast taking a 10-2 lead on the strength of six points from junior Cord Schneider and a three point bucket from junior Trajan Hannum.

Chinook led 15-8 at the end of one but the Wildcats had an answer in the second. Junior Lane Allen knocked down a triple to begin the quarter and moments later sophomore Brad Cichosz converted a steal into points to even the contest 18-18.

Senior Kyle Young Jr. converted a three point play to lead 23-20 with 2:15 left in the half.

The 'Beeters closed the half with six straight points culminating with baskets from sophomore Hunter Neibauer and Hannum to lead 26-23 at the break.

The Wildcats opened the second half with six straight points before Neibauer buried a triple to even the game at 29-29.

After a basket by Harlem junior Sam Main gave the Wildcats a 31-29 advantage. The Sugarbeeters rattled off 11 consecutive points beginning with a bucket from junior James Christiansen and concluding with six in a row from junior Brendan Edwards to give Chinook a 40-31 lead.

Cichosz stopped the run with a bucket only to see Chinook respond with baskets from Neibauer and Edwards for a 44-33 advantage.

The Wildcats closed the gap to 46-39 following a jumper Allen and a pair of free throws from Young. Two more free throws from Cichosz narrowed the gap to 46-41 but the Wildcats would get no closer.

Schneider knocked down a pair from the Charity Stripe as did freshman Ethan Bell to help Chinook push the lead back to nine, 50-41.

Baskets from junior Riley Kellam, Schneider and Hannum to close out the contest secured a 58-48 win for the Sugarbeeters.

Schneider finished with 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in the win.

Hannum added 12 and four assists for the Sugarbeeters. Junior Riley Kellam led the team with eight rebounds.

The Wildcats were led by Kyle Young Jr. with 14 points. Cichosz added 10 points and Allen eight.

The Thunderbirds began 2018 with a home contest against the Turner Tornadoes.

Turner senior Eddie Harmon scored 10 first quarter points including two from down town and Thunderbird senior Chance Main drained two from beyond the arc and scored eight first quarter points in a tight battle that had Turner on top 19-18 after one.

Turner pushed the lead to 31-28 by halftime with Harmon scoring six more in the second and Main five.

Main added 11 in the third quarter as the Thunderbirds retook the lead 47-42. The five point advantage held up down the stretch and the Thunderbirds held on for a 58-53 win. Main led the Thunderbirds with 32 points in the win while Harmon led the Tornadoes with 27 on the night.

Saturday the Thunderbirds found themselves in a battle with the Fort Benton Longhorns that wasn't determined until there was no time remaining in the contest.

The Thunderbirds led 19-11 after one quarter. Senior Chance Main drained four three pointers in the opening quarter and scored 15 points.

The Longhorns fought back in the second and third quarters, evening the contest at 48-48 with the fourth quarter remaining.

The two teams traded points on the scoreboard and the Thunderbirds held a 63-62 advantage late. The Longhorns drew a foul with no time remaining on the clock but were unable to convert from the charity stripe as Hays/Lodge Pole improved to 3-1 in District 9C play with a 63-62 win.

Main led the Thunderbirds with 27 points in the win, Junior Moke Cliff added 14.

In Chinook Saturday the Sugarbeeters and Tornadoes met in a District 9C clash.

Chinook led 17-10 after eight minutes and then exploded for 19 in the second quarter to open up a 36-12 lead by halftime. Junior Cord Schneider led the charge for the Sugarbeeters with 13 first half points.

Junior Riley Kellam helped keep the offense rolling in the third quarter with six points and junior Brendan Edwards added five points as the Sugarbeeters took a 55-25 lead into the fourth quarter.

Freshman Ethan Bell knocked down his second three pointer of the game in the fourth quarter helping the Sugarbeeters secure a 68-30 win to improve to 5-0 in District 9C play and 7-1 overall.

Schneider finished with 17 points in the win and grabbed six boards. Kellam added 12 points and six rebounds while Edwards finished with 11 points and nine rebounds. Hannum recorded seven assist on the night.

The Harlem Wildcats improved to a perfect 3-0 in District 2B play with a 66-41 thumping of the Glasgow Scotties Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Brad Cichosz exploded for 30 points in the win and senior Kyle Young Jr. added 12 for the Wildcats. Harlem improves to 3-5 overall on the season.

Boys Basketball Box Scores

Chinook 58 Harlem 48

Chinook 13 28 16 12 - 58

Harlem 8 15 12 13 - 48

Chinook: Ethan Bell 0 3-4 3, Hunter Neibauer 3 1-2 8, James Christensen 1 1-2 3, Trajan Hannum 4 3-4 12, Riley Kellam 2 2-6 6, Brendan Edwards 4 0-3 8, Cord Schneider 7 4-6 18. Team Totals 21 14-27 58.

Harlem: Taggert Devaney 2 0-0 4, Samual Main 3 0-0 6, Zane Fox 1 1-2 3, Kyle Young Jr. 5 5-9 14, Lane Allen 3 1-4 8, Brad Cichosz 4 2-2 10, Ryle Foote 1 0-0 2. Team Totals 19 10-17 48.

Three Point - Chinook 2 (Trajan Hannum 1, Hunter Neibauer 1), Harlem 1 (Lane Allen 1); Rebounds - Chinook 27 (Riley Kellam 8); Assists - Chinook 18 (Cord Schneider 5); Steals - Chinook 9 (Cord Schneider 4); Total Fouls - Chinook 17, Harlem 23; Fouled Out - Harlem (Lane Allen, Kyle Young Jr., Ryle Foote).

Hays/Lodge Pole 58 Turner 53

Turner 19 12 11 11 - 53

Hays/L.P. 18 10 19 11 - 58

Turner: Austin Welsh 0 0-0 0, Kurt Calvert 0 0-4 0, Cody Welsh 3 1-2 8, Shane Kimmel 4 1-2 10, Ethan Heilig 0 0-0 0, Eddie Harmon 11 1-3 27, Tracer Heilig 4 0-0 8. Team Totals 22 3-11 53.

Hays/L.P.: Moke Cliff 5 0-0 10, Michael Ball 0 0-1 0, Tony Sears 0 1-2 1, Siris Grandchamp 0 0-0 0, Damian Bradley 0 0-0 0, Jeff Stiffarm 3 1-3 10, David Main 1 1-2 3, Spencer Grandchamp 0 0-0 0, Isiah RunsAbove 0 0-0 0, James Brockie 1 0-0 2, Chance Main 14 0-4 32. Team Totals 24 3-12 58.

Three Point - Turner 6 (Eddie Harmon 4, Cody Welsh 1, Shane Kimmel 1), Hays/L.P 7 (Chance Main 4, Jeff Stiffarm 3); Total Fouls - Turner 14, Hays/L.P. 11; Fouled Out - None).

Chinook 68 Turner 30

Turner 10 2 13 5 - 30

Chinook 17 19 19 13 - 68

Turner: Austin Welsh 1 0-0 2, Kurt Calvert 0 1-2 1, Trevor Kimmel 0 0-0 0, Cody Welsh 6 2-2 16, Shane Kimmel 2 0-0 5, Ethan Heilig 0 0-1 0, Shane Humphreys 0 0-0 0, Eddie Harmon 2 2-4 6, Tracer Heilig 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 11 5-9 30.

Chinook: Ethan Bell 3 0-2 8, Hunter Neibauer 1 1-1 3, James Christensen 2 0-0 4, Trajan Hannum 2 1-2 7, Reece Elliot 3 0-0 6, Riley Kellam 6 0-1 12, Brendan Edwards 5 0-1 11, Cord Schneider 8 1-2 17, Tamer Jamieson 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 30 3-9 68.

Three Point - Chinook 5 (Trajan Hannum 2, Ethan Bell 2, Brendan Edwards 1), Turner 3 (Cody Welsh 2, Shane Kimmel 1); Rebounds - Chinook 30 (Brendan Edwards 9); Assists - Chinook 20 (Trajan Hannum 7); Steals - Chinook 11 (Riley Kellam 4); Total Fouls - Chinook 12, Turner 9; Fouled Out - None.

Harlem 66 Glasgow 41

Harlem 19 11 21 15 - 66

Glasgow 13 11 10 7 - 41

Harlem: Taggert Devaney 6, Sam Main 2, Zane Fox 2, Kyle Young Jr. 7, Lane Allen 5, Brad Cichosz 30, Ryle Foote 12, Truth Brockie 2 . Team Totals N/A.

Glasgow: Kobe Sibley 2, Tayson Hoerster 2, Alec Boland 7, Bryce Legare 4, Tim Wageman 2, Ben Miller 1, Cade Miller 11, Chevy Boos 10, Alex Franzen 2. Team Totals N/A.

Big Sandy 58 Box Elder 50

Big Sandy 10 18 9 19 - 58

Box Elder 11 18 13 8 - 50

Big Sandy: Parker Proulx 2 1-3 5, Ryan Roth 6 6-8 22, Brady Plenniger 1 0-2 2, Kade Strutz 2 0-3 5, Clint Darlington 2 1-7 5, Brock Proulx 9 1-4 19. Team Totals 22 9-29 58.

Box Elder: Nacona Limberhand 1 2-4 5, Kadyn Duran 3 0-0 9, Chris Burns 2 0-0 5, Peyton Gardipee 3 3-4 9, Jayden Jilot 1 0-0 2, Malique Rosette 3 0-0 8, Quintin Limberhand 1 1-1 3, Cameron Eagleman 0 0-0 0, Seth Duran 4 1-2 9. Team Totals 18 7-11 50.

Three Point - Box Elder 7 (Kadyn Duran 3, Malique Rosette 2, Chris Burns 1, Nacona Limberhand 1), Big Sandy 5 (Ryan Roth 4, Kade Strutz 1); Total Fouls - Box Elder 24, Big Sandy 17; Fouled Out - Box Elder (Kadyn Duran, Chris Burns), Big Sandy (Brock Proulx).

Hays/Lodge Pole 63 Fort Benton 62

Hays/L.P. 19 12 17 15 - 63

Fort Benton 11 14 22 14 - 62

Hays/L.P.: Moke Cliff 6 0-1 14, Michael Ball 2 0-1 5, Tony Sears 1 0-0 2, Siris Grandchamp 0 0-0 0, Damian Bradley 1 0-0 2, Jeff Stiffarm 2 1-2 6, David Main 2 0-0 5, Spencer Grandchamp 0 0-0 0, James Brockie 1 0-0 2, Chance Main 9 3-6 27. Team Totals 24 4-10 63.

Fort Benton: Andy Giles 6 1-1 15, Damon Bird 6 1-1 15, Logan Giles 2 0-0 4, Garett Diekhans 5 2-5 12, Hayden Diekhans 4 2-2 14, Max Lane 0 0-0 0, Jace Pimperton 1 0-0 2. Team Totals 26 6-9 62.

Three Point - Fort Benton 8 (Hayden Diekhans 4, Damon Bird 2, Andy Giles 2), Hays/L.P. 9 (Chance Main 4, Moke Cliff 2, Jeff Stiffarm 1, Michael Ball 1, David Main 1, Jeff Stiffarm 1); Total Fouls - Fort Benton 13, Hays/L.P. 15; Fouled Out - Fort Benton (Garett Diekhans), Hays/L.P. (David Main).

Hays/Lodge Pole senior Chance Main scores two of his game high 32 points in Fridays 58-53 win over Turner.

North Star 57 Big Sandy 39

Big Sandy 9 8 17 5 - 39

North Star 16 14 16 11 - 57

Big Sandy: Parker Proulx 0 0-0 0, Ryan Roth 4 5-5 13, Ethan Wagoner 0 0-0 0, Brady Pleninger 2 0-0 4, Kade Strutz 1 3-4 5, Cam Schwarzbach 0 1-2 1, Clint Darlington 1 0-2 2, Brock Proulx 6 2-3 14. Team Totals 14 11-17 38.

North Star: Dylan Miller 5 7-11 17, Dane Miller 1 2-2 4, Caden Rettig 3 0-0 7, Payne Ditmar 0 0-0 0, Hayden Massar 2 0-0 4, Devon Miller 6 2-4 14, Thomas Nerat 3 4-4 11. Team Totals 20 15-21 57.

Three Point - North Star 2 (Caden Rettig 1, Thomas Nerat 1), Big Sandy 0; Total Fouls - North Star 15, Big Sandy 21; Fouled Out - Big Sandy (Brock Proulx).

 
 

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