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Cummings, Wolfpack boys pull away to beat Sentinel

Feb. 23—MISSOULA — Glacier forward Noah Cummings scored 14 points, nine in a fourth-quarter burst that sparked the Wolfpack past Missoula Sentinel 50-39 Thursday, in the final regular-season game for both boys teams.

The Wolfpack (9-9 overall, 8-6 in Western AA games) trailed 31-30 entering the final quarter but jumped ahead for good when Cummings rebounded a Glacier miss and dished to Easton Kauffman for two.

A steal and layup by Liam Ells added to what turned out to be an 11-1 run; Cummings made it 41-32 when he was fouled one a three, and hit all three free throws with 6:28 left.

He then drained his second and third 3-pointers of the game at the 5:00 and 2:59 marks, putting the Pack ahead 44-35 and 47-39.

Cohen Kastelitz added 12 points for Glacier.

Kade McDonough led Sentinel (9-9, 5-9) with 13 points and Grady Walker added 12.

The Wolfpack's next action will be at the Western AA Divisional in Butte. Glacier goes in as the No. 4 seed, and will face No. 5 seed Helena Capital Thursday at 11 a.m.

Glacier 8 16 6 20 — 50

Sentinel 11 10 10 8 — 39

GLACIER — Cohen Kastelitz 5 2-6 12, Brantly Salmonsen 2 0-0 4, Noah Cummings 4 3-3 14, Easton Kauffman 1 0-0 2, Liam Ells 3 0-1 7, Luke Nikunen 0 1-2 1, Owen Henry 2 0-0 6, Josh Eagleton 0 0-0 0, Gabe Christiansen 0 0-0 0, Slate Burrington 0 2-2 2, Jackson Endresen 1 0-0 2, Ben Winters 0 0-2 0. Totals 18 8-16 50.

MISSOULA SENTINEL — Jackson Kruger 0 0-0 0, Blake Taft 0 0-0 0, Evan Richardson 0 0-0 0, Riley Allen 0 2-4 2, Grady Walker 3 4-6 12, Kade McGonough 3 4-4 13, Holter Schweyen 1 0-0 2, Lincoln Rogers 3 1-3 10. Totals 9 11-17 39.

3-point goals — Glacier 6 (Cummings 3, Henry 2, Ells), Sentinel 8 (McDonough 3, Rogers 3, Walker 2). Fouls — Glacier 11, Sentinel 15.

Western AA Divisional

Feb. 29-March 2

Butte Civic Center

Thursday

9:30 a.m. — Hellgate vs. Flathead

11 a.m. — Glacier vs. Capital

3:30 p.m. — Helena vs. Sentinel

5 p.m. — Butte vs. Big Sky