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Wildcats are on a roll

| December 21, 2022 1:25 PM

Hungry Horse News

The Columbia Falls boys basketball team had a solid week on the home hardwood. They beat conference foe Browning 66-51 in a grind that saw 51 fouls total Friday. On Saturday, they thumped Class B Florence 79-40.

Then on Monday they dropped class B Bigfork, 48-43.

Against Browning, Jace Hill led the squad with 17, followed by Cody Schweikert with 15 and Alihn Anderson with 11.

Coach Chris Finberg said the fouls were called evenly, with the Wildcats committing 23 and the Indians 28. The Cats just shot better from the line, going 20 of 33. They also had just nine turnovers, while Browning had 22.

Against Florence the Cats just had a good all-around game, Finberg noted. They spaced the ball well and took quality shots.

“Everyone got involved and everyone contributed,” Finberg noted.

Against the Vikings, Hill led the scoring with 10.

They face another conference foe in Polson Thursday. The Pirates took third at state last year and have a good core of returning players.

It should be an excellent game.

The home stretch ends for the boys in December. They’re on the road entire month of January.

Florence 11 15 14 0 - 40

C. Falls 29 27 22 1 - 79 

FLORENCE — C. Brossman 9, Blake Hinsdale 9, Tyler Abbott 4, Jesse Padilla 10, E. Alexander 2, J. Luhmann 6.

COLUMBIA FALLS — Dane Tu 7, Mark Robison 7, Alihn Anderson 11, Jace Hill 17, Bryce Dunham 8, Reggie Sapa 5, Lane Hoerner 1, Cody Schweikert 15, Hunter Goodman 8.

Browning 19 15 9 8 - 51

C-Falls 22 14 13 17 - 66 

BROWNING — Maurice Redhorn III 14, Brayds Vielle 8, Jamerson Lazy Boy 7, Robert Reagan 6, Tommy Running Rabbit 4, Delbert Blackman 3, Tristen Crawford 2 COLUMBIA FALLS — Hunter Goodman 19, Jace Hill 17, Bryce Dunham 12, Cody Schweikert 9, Mark Robinson 8, Alihn Anderson 1

Bigfork 12 9 10 12 - 43

C-Falls 18 9 12 9 - 48

BIGFORK — Wyatt Johnson 2, Isak Epperly 14, Jack Jensen 4, Landon Byerman 2, Bryce Gilliard 7, Cole Knopik 9, Nick Walker 5.

COLUMBIA FALLS — Mark Robison 5, Alihn Anderson 8, Jace Hill 10, Bryce Dunham 4, Reggie Sapa 8, Cody Schweikert 8, Hunter Goodman 5.

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