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Girls playing better defense, win first home game

| January 24, 2024 2:00 AM

The Columbia Falls girls basketball team played their best defense of the year last week. Now they just need to get some shots to drop. The girls lost to Browning on the road Friday, 39-30, but bounced back Saturday to drop Polson, 64-36 at home.

The Polson game was the team’s first home game of the season as they had a rather brutal road stretch to start the year and then some home games had to be rescheduled due to the weather.

Ellie Stutsman led the squad against teh Lady Pirates with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Hope McAtee had 10 points and 8 boards.

Against Browning, The Wildkats couldn’t buy a bucket as they went 11 for 60 shooting. They had just nine points in the second half.

“We got a lot of good looks,” coach Cary Finberg said. He said the team played its best defense of the season in both games, they just need to get the offense going consistently.

The girls face Ronan Thursday at 4 p.m. and host Bigfork Saturday at 3 p.m.

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