Dawson Fowler had 13 points to lead a balanced effort for Belgrade in a 54-30 win over the visiting Dillon boys basketball team on Thursday night.

Andrew Lemieux had a team-high 12 points in the loss for the Beavers (5-4), who had managed just 15 points through three quarters. They equaled that in the fourth period alone.

Lemieux didn’t get much help, with Jace Fitzgerald Dillon’s next leading scorer at five points.

Noel Reynolds had 10 points for the Panthers (5-3), who had five different scorers exceed five points.

Whitehall 62, Townsend 40

Max Feight put up 28 points, including four 3-pointers, and hosting Whitehall got off to a fast start in routing Townsend.

Wyatt Alexander added 16 points for the Trojans (6-3), who led 20-10 after the opening period.

Tyson Racht had 14 points to lead the Bulldogs (2-7) in defeat.

Twin Bridges 57, Harrison 48

Clay Wolfe went off for 28 points to help Twin Bridges hold off hosting Harrison down the stretch.

Daniel Kruer added 18 points for the Falcons, who took control by outscoring Harrison 14-8 in the third quarter.

Lane Homner and Derrick DeFrance had 16 and 14 points, respectively, for Harrison.

Girls hoops

Belgrade 43, Dillon 29

Gabby Weber led the way with 17 points as Belgrade used a big second quarter to down hosting Dillon.

Brynley Fitzgerald had 13 points for the Beavers (6-3), who were outscored 17-9 in the second period to fall behind for good.

Alexa Deming added 11 points for the Panthers (5-4) in the win.

Other local scores

Townsend 48, Whitehall 15


Jefferson shines at home mixer

The hosting Panthers finished 33-8 overall with 12 different Panthers going a perfect 2-0 at the Jefferson High Wrestling Mixer in Boulder on Thursday.

The mixer featured other Class B teams Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Three Forks and Townsend.

Winning both matches by pin for Jefferson were Nick Workman (205 pounds), Emma Brown (103), Christian Davis (103), Dominick Davis (103), Cody St. Clair (120), Jacob Travis (138), Nate Brunett (160), Asher Oliver (170), Matthew Travis (170) and Dakota Dorn (205).

Also going 2-0 for the Panthers were Michael Mitchell (120) and Joe Pagnana (182). Heavyweight Nathan Rasch finished 1-0.

Brown pinned her foes in 29 seconds and 5:41. The two wins kept her above .500, at 12-9, and lifted her pin total to eight.

"I've pretty much hung my success on the pin, I usually don't win by points," said the 5-foot-2, 97-pound Jefferson freshman, who is usually outweighed by 5-6 pounds every match, and oftentimes more if the guys are cutting weight to get to 103. "I usually turn them over with a half."

The personable Brown described how she has to rely on her "speed and technique" in order to "beat the boys," due to their superior upper body strength.

— Curt Synness, 406mtsports.com


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