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Harlem improves to 7-1, Turner now 6-2 following weekend sweeps

 

January 10, 2018

Turner sophomore Sarah Billmayer scores two of her 13 points during first half action against the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds Friday night.

The high school basketball schedule resumed this past weekend with a full slate of games. all four Blaine County teams were in action for the first time in 2018.

The Harlem Wildcats continued their hot start to the season picking up a 50-17 win over the Chinook Sugarbeeters Thursday night and a 63-33 win over the Glasgow Scotties Saturday afternoon to improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in District 2B play.

The Turner Tornadoes also secured a pair of wins to begin the new year. Friday the Tornadoes outlasted the Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds 51-42. Saturday Turner defeated the Chinook Sugarbeeters 58-33 to improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in District 9C play.

Thursday night in Harlem the Ladycats got off to a fast start against the Sugarbeeters. Sophomore L'Tia Lawrence scored seven points in the opening quarter and senior Mystic Striker added six as Harlem led 16-2 ofter eight minutes of action.

The Ladycats kept applying pressure on both sides of the court during the second quarter. Sophomore Taeshon Schaeffer dropped a bomb in from beyond the arc and scored six points helping the Ladycats to a 34-6 advantage at the half.

Harlem maintained their advantage throughout the second half securing a 50-17 win over the Sugarbeeters.

Lawrence finished with 14 points in the win while Striker recorded 12 points. Schaeffer added six as did senior Payton Healy.

Friday in Hays the Tornadoes led 14-8 early on the strength of five points apiece from junior Raegan Conlan and freshman Shyan Krass.

Junior Rylee Conlan provided the offensive spark for the Tornadoes in the second quarter with five points as Turner took a 23-15 lead into halftime.

The Thunderbirds clawed their way back into the contest in the third quarter behind the shooting of freshman Ella Messerly who dropped in a pair of three point bombs and scored eight points in the stanza trimming the Tornado lead to 35-30 entering the fourth quarter.

Krass was strong down the stretch for the Tornadoes scoring six points in the paint. Raegan Conlan ans sophomore Sarah Billmayer combined for nine points from the charity stripe and Turner held on for a 51-42 win.

Krass led Turner with 19 points, Billmayer added 13 and Raegan Conlan 10. Messerly led the Thunderbirds with 15 points. Freshman Mulleeah Stiffarm added 12.

Saturday the Tornadoes were in Chinook to take on the Sugarbeeters. The game started out back and forth with each team answering the other but the Tornadoes closed out the first quarter with a 10-2 run to take 17-10 lead.

Turner kept the offense rolling in the second quarter behind the effort of freshman Brandy Calvert who score six points in the stanza as Turner extended their advantage to 34-16 by intermission.

The Tornadoes employed a balanced attack all game long and five different players scored in the third quarter helping Turner take a 51-26 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Tornadoes secured a 58-33 conference win to improve to 4-1 in District 9C play. Billmayer led the Turner attack with 15 points on the night. Krass added 13 points for the Tornadoes and Raegan Conlan contributed 10.

Junior Kourtney Hanson pace the 'Beeters with 10 points and senior Carrie Hofer added seven. The Sugarbeeters record falls to 3-5 on the season and 1-4 in District 9C play.

Saturday afternoon the Harlem Ladycats stepped back into District 2B play as they headed east to take on the Glasgow Scotties.

Harlem doubled up the Scotties early leading 14-7 after one quarter. The second quarter was more of the same as the Ladycats slowly expanded their lead and held a 27-15 halftime advantage.

Harlem added four points to their lead in the third taking a 41-25 advantage into the fourth quarter.

Not looking to rest on the lead Harlem kept their foot on the gas down the stretch outscoring the Scotties 18-8 in the fourth quarter to secure a 63-33 win.

Sophomore L'Tia Lawrence led the way with 18 points, sophomore Kailee Henry added 13 and junior Skylee Dirden chipped in 10.

Harlem improves to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in District 2B play. Harlem will host the Shelby Coyotes on Friday and the Poplar Indians Saturday in a huge District 2B showdown.

The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds were in Fort Benton Saturday where they were defeated by the Longhorns 73-34. The Thunderbirds fall to 1-7 overall and 1-4 in District 9C play.

Turner will be in Box Elder on Thursday and will face the Pioneers in Big Sandy on Friday.

The Sugarbeeters will host the North Star Knights on Friday and will be in Fort Benton Saturday to take on the Longhorns.

The Thunderbirds will hit the road Friday to take on the Roy/Winifred Outlaws and will be home Saturday to take on the Box Elder Bears.

Girls Basketball Box Scores

Harlem 50 Chinook 17

Chinook 2 4 4 7 — 17

Harlem 16 14 19 17 — 50

Chinook: Sierra Swank 1 2-2 4, Megan Molyneaux 0 0-0 0, Carrie Hofer 0 0-0 0, Kourtney Hanson 2 2-2 5, Jaye Anderson 1 0-0 3, Hailey Bell 0 1-2 1, Hailey McMaster 0 0-0 0, Ashley MacLeod 0 0-0 0, Lincy Johnson 0 0-0 0, Rachel Gunderson 0 1-2 1, Kendra McMaster 0 3-4 3. Team Totals 4 9-12 17.

Harlem: Kailee Henry 2 0-0 4, Krystyn Kittson 1 0-0 2, Payton Healy 2 1-2 6, Mystic Striker 6 0-0 12, Skylee Dirden 1 1-4 3, L’Tia Lawrence 6 0-0 14, Autumn Eagleman 1 1-2 3, Taeshon Scheaffer 1 3-4 6, Aria Owens 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 19 6-12 50.

Three Point - Harlem 4 (L’Tia Lawrence 2, Taeshon Schaeffer 1, Payton Healy 1), Chinook 1(Jaye Anderson 1); Team Fouls - Harlem 12, Chinook 15; Fouled Out - None.

Turner 51 Hays/Lodge Pole 42

Turner 14 9 12 16 — 51

Hays/L.P. 8 7 15 12 — 42

Turner: Raegan Conlan 1 7-12 10, Sarah Billmayer 4 5-11 13, Rylee Conlan 2 1-3 5, Melanie Watkins 2 0-0 4, Brandy Calvert 0 0-0 0, Laci Maloney 0 0-0 0, Brooke Reed 0 0-0 0, Shyan Krass 8 3-3 19, Lacey Hickel 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 17 16-29 51.

Hays/L.P.: Nature Andrew 2 0-0 5, Darrellyn Blackwolf 0 0-0 0, Ella Messerly 6 1-2 15, Sierra Chandler 0 0-0 0, Latasha Kirkaldie 2 2-8 6, Kassi Perez 0 0-0 0, Mulleeah Stiffarm 5 0-1 12, Miquela Perez 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 16 5-13 42.

Three Point - Turner 1 (Raegan Conlan 1), Hays/L.P. 5 (Ella Messerly 2, Mulleeah Stiffarm 2, Nature Andrew 1); Total Fouls - Turner 13, Hays/L.P. 23; Fouled Out - Hays/L.P. (Mulleeah Stiffarm, Latasha Kirkaldie).

Turner 58 Chinook 33

Turner 17 17 17 7 — 58

Chinook 10 6 10 7 — 33

Chinook: Sierra Swank 1 2-2 4, Megan Molyneaux 0 0-0 0, Carrie Hofer 2 2-5 7, Kourtney Hanson 4 2-4 10, Hailey Bell 0 0-0 0, Jaye Anderson 1 1-2 3, Hailey McMaster 2 0-0 5, Ashley MacLeod 0 0-0 0, Lincy Johnson 0 0-0 0, Rachel Gunderson 0 2-4 2, Kendra McMaster 1 0-1 2. Team Totals 11 9-18 33.

Turner: Raegan Conlan 3 4-6 10, Sarah Billmayer 5 4-7 15, Rylee Conlan 1 0-0 2, Melanie Watkins 1 0-0 3, Brandy Calvert 3 3-4 9, Laci Maloney 1 0-0 2, Brooke Reed 2 0-2 4, Shyan Krass 6 1-3 13, Lacey Hickel 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 17 16-29 51.

Three Point - Chinook 2 (Hailey McMaster 1, Carrie Hofer 1), Turner 2 (Sarah Billmayer1, Melanie Watkins 1); Total Fouls - Chinook 20, Turner 20; Fouled Out - None.

Harlem 63 Glasgow 33

Harlem 14 13 14 18 — 63

Glasgow 7 8 10 8 — 33

Harlem: Kailee Henry 13, Krystyn Kittson 4, Payton Healy 2, Mystic Striker 4, Skylee Dirden 10, L’Tia Lawerence 18, Autumn Eagleman 7, Taeshon Scheaffer 3, Aria Owens 2. Team Totals N/A.

Glasgow: Anika Peters 4, Tenya Campbell 6, Kerly Fossum 2, Ashtyn Myrick 5, Taylor Pederson 8, Rachelle Glaser 4, Laura Ross . Team Totals N/A.

Fort Benton 72 Hays/Lodge Pole 34

Hays/L.P. 5 9 12 8 — 34

Fort Benton 12 29 15 13 — 72

Hays/L.P.: Nature Andrew 0 1-4 1, Darrellyn Blackwolf 0 0-0 0, Sheraya Boushie 0 0-0 0, Ella Messerly 1 0-1 2, Sierra Chandler 1 0-0 2, Latasha Kirkaldie 4 0-0 8, Justice Werk 0 0-0 0, Kassi Perez 0 0-0 0, Mulleeah Stiffarm 6 2-4 16, Tahlia Werk 0 1-2 1, Chastity Shambo 0 0-0 0, Miquela Perez 1 0-0 2. Team Totals 12 4-12 34.

Ft. Benton: Cassie Nack 0 0-0 0, McKenzie Clark 3 1-2 7, Madison Thompson 6 3-4 16, Aspen Giese 4 2-2 10, Abby Clark 0 2-4 2, Maci Molinario 0 0-0 0, Jaelyn Vielleux 3 1-1 7, Megan Clark 4 1-2 11, Hadley Cook 0 0-0 0, Leah Gannon 2 2-2 8, McKenna Hanford 4 0-0 9. Team Totals 26 12-17 72.

Three Point - Hays/L.P. 2 (Mulleeah Stiffarm 2), Fort Benton 6 (Megan Clark 2, Leah Gannon 2, McKenna Hanford 1, Madison Thompson 1); Total Fouls - Hays/L.P. 12, Fort Benton 13; Fouled Out - None

Box Elder 75 Big Sandy 27

Big Sandy 9 10 8 0 — 27

Box Elder 32 25 13 5 — 75

Big Sandy: Andrea Rutledge 0 2-5 2, Cassidy Belcourt 0 0-0 0, Bailey Gasvoda 0 0-0 0, Cali Demontiney 5 3-6 15, Lainey Gregory 0 0-0 0, Jaylyn Cline 4 0-1 8, Sarah Reichelt 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 9 1-6 20.

Box Elder: Sarah Parisian 4 0-0 9, Nikayla Anderson 4 0-0 8, Eve The Boy 3 1-3 7, Maia Henderson 0 0-0 0, Maddie Wolf Chief 3 1-3 7, Lillian Gopher 9 1-2 23, Z. Henderson 1 0-0 3, Joelnell Momberg 2 0-0 4, Tallen Oats 0 0-0 0, Cecilia Vielle 7 2-2 16. Team Totals 35 3-9 75.

Three Point - Big Sandy 4 (Cali Demontiney 2, Jaylyn Cline 2), Box Elder 5 (Joelnell Momberg 2, Z. Henderson 1, Lillian Gopher 1, Sarah Parisian 1); Total Fouls - Big Sandy 14, Box Elder 14; Fouled Out - None.

Turner junior Raegan Conlan drives to the basket during the Tornadoes 51-42 win over the Thunderbirds. Harlem and Turner are off to great starts this season as the Ladycats improved to 7-1 (3-0) on the season while the Tornadoes record stands at 6-2 (4-1).

North Star 45 Big Sandy 4

Big Sandy 2 2 0 0 — 4

North Star 7 18 12 8 — 45

Big Sandy: Cassidy Belcourt 0 0-1 0, Bailey Gasvoda 0 0-0 0, Lainey Gregory 0 0-2 0, Jaylyn Cline 1 2-6 4, Seanna Demontiney 0 0-0 0, Sarah Reichelt 0 0-3 0, Jenna Leader 0 0-0 0, Grace Finke 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 1 2-13 4.

North Star: Katelyn Hansen 4 2-2 10 Kenidee Wolery 0 0-0 0, Paige Petersen 3 0-0 6, Lily Pederson 1 0-0 2, Olivia King 1 0-0 2, Katelyn Harvey 1 0-0 2, Saige O’Neil 0 0-0 0, Chelsea Donaldson 3 1-2 7, Peyton King 2 0-0 4. Team Totals 20 5-8 45.

Three Point - None; Total Fouls - North Star 20, Big Sandy 12; Fouled Out - Big Sandy ( Jaylyn Cline).

 
 

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