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'Beeters finish 4th at Northern C, Wildcats conclude season at Northern B

 

March 4, 2020

Chinook senior Hunter Neibauer scores in the 'Beeters first round win over the Roy/Winifred Outlaws Thursday afternoon.

The Chinook Sugarbeeters and the Harlem Wildcats were both looking for a different outcome at the Northern C and Northern B Divisional Tournaments this past weekend but in the world of sport things often don't turn out the way you had hoped.

The Sugarbeeters were in Great Falls at the Northern C Divisional this past weekend and after opening up with a 50-45 first round win over the Roy/Winifred Outlaws Thursday afternoon they were feeling pretty good about their tournament position. Friday in the semifinal round they faced a familiar foe in the Big Sandy Pioneers, a team they had handle three times previously this season. On Friday night though the Pioneers were riding an emotional high following two upset wins that landed them in the semifinal and handed the 'Beeters a 58-48 setback.

Chinook bounced back Saturday morning with a lopsided 68-42 win over the Centerville Miners to advance to the consolation final and maintain a slim hope of a challenge game. In the afternoon contest with the Belt Huskies a rough third quarter put them in a tough spot as they were unable to complete a fourth quarter comeback and saw their season end at the hands of the Belt Huskies 52-47. The Huskies would go on to finish second in the tournament while the Pioneers would finish as the number three team.

The Harlem Wildcats took the District 2B No. 2 seed into the Northern B Divisional in Malta Thursday afternoon and they themselves were also looking for a solid tournament effort. Thursday they bested the Rocky Boy Stars of the District 1B in first round action 57-50 to advance to the semifinal round.

Friday night the Wildcats and the Fairfield Eagles squared off in battle for a spot in the Championship Saturday night. The two teams went toe to toe start to finish but in the end it was the Eagles narrowly edging the Wildcats 68-66. Saturday morning in loser out action the Wildcats and Malta Mustangs met once again, both looking to keep their season alive. When the final horn sounded it was Malta claiming a 59-54 win to end the Wildcats season.

The Sugarbeeters and Wildcats both competed hard in their respective tournament and their seasons didn't end due to a lack of effort. While both teams looked to catch a break when needed ,things just didn't go their way in the end.

In the 'Beeters two wins over Roy/Winifred and Centerville they had plenty of highlights. Thursday against the Outlaws the 'Beeters jumped out to a 15-8 lead and maintained the advantage at intermission. The Outlaws were able to trim three off the lead heading into the fourth quarter but Chinook maintained their composure down the stretch to secure the win 50-45.

The 'Beeters had three players in double figures led by junior Reese Elliot's 17 points, junior Ethan Bell added 12 as did sophomore Toby Niederegger. Elliot also had 12 rebounds and four blocks in the win while Bell dished out six assists.

In the 'Beeters win over Centerville, Chinook led 15-11 after one and 34-26 at the break. The 'Beeters then used a big second half effort to cruise to a 68-42 win. Chinook posted four players with double figure scoring. Niederegger led the way with 20 points, Bell added 17. Senior Hunter Neibauer chipped in 11 and Elliot contributed 10 in the win. Elliot added 13 rebounds to his effort, Neibauer cleaned the glass for ten rebounds and Niederegger added five assists to his resume.

For the Harlem Wildcats in their win over the Rocky Boy Stars they put together a solid effort start to finish in the third meeting between the two teams.

The Wildcat offense was a bit sluggish out of the gate, managing just eight first quarter points and six more in the second as they trailed at intermission 21-14. In true Wildcat fashion this season the boys returned to the court to start the third with their running shoes on and promptly put up 29 points in the frame to take a 43-31 advantage into the home stretch.

In the end Harlem would win the rubber match between the two Northern B foes 57-50. The Wildcats were paced on the night by senior Brad Cichosz who calmly collected 20 points, including a pair from long range. Sophomore Tyler Cichosz added 13 markers in the win as well

Northern C Boys Divisional

Four Seasons Arena - Great Falls, MT

Chinook 50 Roy/Winifred 45 1st Round

Chinook 15 12 11 12 - 50

Roy/Win 8 12 14 11 - 45

Chinook - Levi Jensen 0-0 0-0 0, Ethan Bell 4-8 3-3 12, Hunter Neibauer 3-9 1-2 7, Damon Hannum 0 0-0 0, Braden Eoff 0-0 0-0 0, Benton Elliot 0-0 0-0 0, Toby Niederegger 4-7 2-3 12, Reese Elliot 7-10 3-8 17, Ethan MacLeod 1-3 0-1 2, Oskar Pula 0-1 0-0 0, Braxton Inman 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 19-38 9-17 50.

Roy/Win - Shad Boyce 1-2 0-0 3, Brody Geer 3-6 0-0 7, Justin Stulc 3-12 2-4 9, Carter Pendergrass 4-8 0-2 11, Tyler Fordyce 6-11 3-4 15, Blake Donsbach 0-1 0-0 0. Team Totals 17-40 5-10 45

Three Point Field Goals - Chinook 3-7 (Toby Niederegger 2, Ethan Bell 1), Roy/Win 6-18 (Carter Pendergrass 3, Shad Boyce 1, Brody Geer 1, Justin Stulc 1); Total Rebounds: Chinook 24 (Reese Elliot 12), Roy/Win. 16 (Shad Boyce 4, Tyler Fordyce 4); Team Fouls - Chinook 11, Roy/Win 15; Fouled Out - None.

Big Sandy 58 Chinook 48 Semifinal

Big Sandy 12 10 12 24 - 58

Chinook 6 13 10 19 - 48

Big Sandy - Brock Proulx 3-4 0-2 6, Lane DeMontiney 0 0-0 0, Ryan Roth 0-6 4-6 4, Wylee Snapp 0-0 0-0 0, , Elijah Wagoner 0 0-0 0, Kody Strutz 2-4 10-12 15, Braydon Cline 0 0-0 0, Clint Darlington 8-14 2-3 18, Rusty Gasvoda 0 0-0 0, Parker Proulx 0-1 0-0 0, Jeremiah Genereux 0-1 0-0 0, Jake Darlington 0-0 0-0 0, Kade Strutz 6-8 0-0 15. Team Totals 19-38 16-23 58.

Chinook - Levi Jensen 0 0-0 0, Ethan Bell 7-17 0-0 17, Hunter Neibauer 4-10 1-2 9, Damon Hannum 0-0 0-0 0, Braden Eoff 0-1 0-0 0, Benton Elliot 0-4 0-0 0, Toby Niederegger 5-12 3-5 16, Reese Elliot 3-5 0-0 6, Ethan MacLeod 0-1 0-0 0, Oskar Pula 0-2 0-0 0, Brandon Fetter 0-1 0-0 0, Braxton Inman 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 19-53 4-7 48.

Three Point Field Goals - Big Sandy 4-8 (Kade Strutz 3, Kody Strutz 1), Chinook 6-22 (Toby Niederegger 3, Ethan Bell 3); Total Rebounds: Big Sandy 27 (Clint Darlington 15), chinook 24 (Reese Elliot 9); Team Fouls - Big Sandy 11, Chinook 23; Fouled Out - Chinook - Ethan MacLeod, Toby Niederegger.

Chinook 68 Centerville 42 Loser Out

Centerville 11 15 9 7 - 42

Chinook 15 19 18 16 - 68

Centerville - Kimi Morandi 1-2 2-3 4, Cade Hutchins 0-0 0-0 0, Eathan Upchurch 1-1 0-0 2, Teigan Isakson 1-10 3-4 6, Carson McGinness 6-20 4-5 21, Chaz Dilley 0-0 0-0 0, Keegan Klasner 0-1 0-0 0, Grant Cotton 2-5 1-6 5, Cole Detton 1-5 0-0 2, Karson Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Jacob Kelley 1-1 0-1 2, Bridger Cavill 0-0 0-0 0. Team Totals 13-45 10-19 42.

Chinook - Levi Jensen 0-1 0-0 0, Ethan Bell 7-17 3-5 17, Hunter Neibauer 3-6 5-10 11, Damon Hannum 0-0 0-0 0, Braden Eoff 0-0 0-0 0, Benton Elliot 0-0 0-0 0, Toby Niederegger 7-13 5-6 20, Reese Elliot 5-10 0-0 102-5 0-0 4, Ethan MacLeod 0 0-0 0, Oskar Pula 3-4 0-0 6, Braxton Inman 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 27-56 13-21 68.

Three Point Field Goals - Centerville 6-19 (Carson McGinness 5, Teigan Isakson 1), Chinook 1-4 (Toby Niederegger 1); Total Rebounds: Centerville 21 (Carson McGinness 6), Chinook 48 (Reese Elliot 13, Hunter Neibauer 10, Ethan Bell 9); Team Fouls - Centerville 0, Chinook 0; Fouled Out - None.

Belt 52 Chinook 47 3rd/4th

Belt 10 20 11 11 - 52

Chinook 12 12 0 20 - 47

Belt - Garrett Metrione 0-1 1-4 1, Aiden McDaniel 2-7 13-19 17, Treyton Hennes 0-1 2-2 2, Bridger Vogal 3-10 3-4 11, Asa Jassen 0-0 0-0 0, Cole Hepfner 0-0 0-0 0, Hunter Vogl 2-5 3-6 8, Aiden Bergstrom 0-0 0-0 0, Adam Langston 0-1 0-0 0, Keaghn McDaniel 0-0 0-0 0, JJ Triplett 0-0 0-0 0, Kaimen Evans 6-10 1-4 13. Team Totals 13-35 23-39 52.

Chinook - Levi Jensen 0 0-0 0, Ethan Bell 6-12 3-6 15, Hunter Neibauer 5-11 2-2 12, Damon Hannum 0-0 0-0 0, Braden Eoff 0-0 0-0 0, Benton Elliot 0-1 0-0 0, Toby Niederegger 0-3 0-0 0, Reese Elliot 5-6 1-1 11, Ethan MacLeod 1-2 0-1 2, Oskar Pula 3-4 1-1 7, Brandon Fetter 0-0 0-0 0, Braxton Inman 0-0 0-0 0. Team Totals 20-39 7-11 47.

Three Point Field Goals - Belt 3-12 (Bridger Vogl 2, Hunter Vogl 1), Chinook 0-9 (0); Total Rebounds: Belt 25 (3 with 5), Chinook 18 (Reese Elliot 9); Team Fouls - Belt 11, Chinook 25; Fouled Out - Chinook - Toby Niederegger.

Northern B Boys Divisional

Malta High School - Malta, MT

Harlem 57 Rocky Boy 50 1st Round

Harlem 8 6 29 14 - 57

Rocky Boy 11 10 10 19 - 50

Harlem - Brad Cichosz 6 6-7 20, Tyler Cichosz 5 1-4 13, RJ Ramone 2 5-5 10, Daniel Lawrence 1 0-1 2, Truth Brockie 0 0-0 0, Trent Main 2 2-4 6, Jeiton Long Fox 0 0-0 0, Cassius Johnson 1 0-0 2, Teagan LeValdo 1 0-0 3, Amari Stanley 0 0-0 0, Richard Hoops 2 0-0 4. Team Totals 19 14-22 57.

Rocky Boy - Joe Demontiney 3 1-2 8, Ben Crebs 1 2-6 4, Sean Gibson 5 0-0 13, Joe Standingrock 2 0-0 5, Kellen Colliflower 0 0-0 0, Blake Cantrell 5 4-8 15, Isiah Limberhand 0 0-0 0, Sarinas Mithlo 0 0-0 0, Sage Bradley 2 0-0 5,Cedric Belcourt 0 0-0 0, Cruz Sunchild 0 0-0 0, Christian Gonzales 0 0-0 0, James Gibson 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 24 7-16 50.

Three Point Field Goals - Harlem 5 (Brad Cichosz 2, Tyler Cichosz 2, RJ Ramone 1), Rocky Boy 7 (Sean Gibson 3, Joe Demontiney 1, Jojo Standing Rock 1, Blake Cantrell 1, Sage Bradley 1); Team Fouls - Harlem 15, Rocky Boy 16; Fouled Out - Rocky Boy (Ben Crebs, Blake Cantrell); Technical Foul: Rocky Boy (Ben Crebs).

Fairfield 68 Harlem 66 Semifinal

Fairfield 18 23 12 15 - 68

Harlem 22 16 14 14 - 66

Fairfield - Gaise Blackwell 0 0-0 0, Connor Murray 4 2-2 10, Keeley Bake 11 8-13 33, Guidry Giles 0 0-0 0, Gavin Mills 4 0-0 9, Daniel Faith 2 3-5 8, Owen Cartwright 0 0-0 0, Brian Ward 0 0-0 0, Cooper Christenson 0 0-0 0, Brydon Batson 0 0-0 0, Braydon Kolwyck 0 0-0 0, Kaeldj Flores 3 2-5 8. Team Totals 24 15-25 68.

Harlem - Brad Cichosz 12 4-6 31, Tyler Cichosz 5 3-5 14, RJ Ramone 2 0-1 5, Daniel Lawrence 4 0-1 9, Truth Brockie 2 0-0 4, Trent Main 1 1-2 3, Jeiton Long Fox 0 0-0 0, Cassius Johnson 0 0-0 0, Teagan LeValdo 1 0-0 3, Amari Stanley 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 26 8-15 66.

Three Point Field Goals - Fairfield 5 (Keeley Bake 3, Gavin Mills 1, Daniel Faith 1), Harlem 6 (Brad Cichosz 3, RJ Ramone 1, Daniel Lawrence 1, Tyler Cichosz 1); Team Fouls - Fairfield 16, Harlem 22; Fouled Out - None.

Malta 59 Harlem 54 Loser Out

Harlem 12 14 18 10 - 54

Malta 10 16 17 16 - 59

Chinook junior Reese Elliot swats away one of his four blocks in the 'Beeters 50-45 win at the Northern C over the Outlaws.

Harlem - Brad Cichosz 7 6-7 21, Tyler Cichosz 1 0-0 3, RJ Ramone 6 0-0 14, Daniel Lawrence 4 0-0 10, Truth Brockie 0 0-0 0, Trent Main 1 0-2 2, Jeiton Long Fox 1 0-0 2, Cassius Johnson 1 0-0 2, Teagan LeValdo 1 0-0 3, Amari Stanley 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 21 6-9 54.

Malta - Kanyon Stiles 0 2-4 2, Kooper Oxarart 7 10-13 29, Darrow Messerly 0 0-0 0, Seth Siewing 0 0-0 0, Ben Costin 0 1-2 1, Rex Williamson 3 2-4 10, Tanner Smith 5 5-6 15, Kaden Bishop 0 0-0 0, Jared Eggebrecht 0 0-0 0, Pierce Mortenson 1 0-0 2, Jon Siewing 0 0-0 0. Team Totals 16 20-29 59.

Three Point Field Goals - Harlem 6 (Daniel Lawrence 2, RJ Ramone 2, Tyler Cichosz 1, Brad Cichosz 1), Malta 7 (Kooper Oxarart 5, Rex Williamson 2); Team Fouls - Harlem 21, Malta 11; Fouled Out - Harlem (Brad Cichosz).

 
 

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