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Flathead falls short against Capital

Jan. 8—Cole Dawes scored 21 points, Merek Mihelish added 11 and Capital defeated Flathead 61-52 in boys basketball Saturday.

Lyric Ersland scored 14 points to lead the Braves (0-7, 0-3 in conference) who trailed 36-25 at the half.

Jordan Griffin knocked down two 3-pointers and scored nine points for Flathead, who made eight triples as a team. The Bruins (3-4, 3-0) did not make a shot from behind the arc in their victory.

Capital 14 22 16 9 — 61

Flathead 15 10 11 16 — 52

CAPITAL — Merek Mihelish 4 3-4 11, Kyler Meredith 4 0-2 8, Dane Quinn 1 0-0 2, Conor Toivanen 0 6-9 6, Dylan Almquist 2 1-1 5, Gabe Fischer 1 2-2 4, Daniel Larson 1 0-0 2, Cole Dawes 8 5-6 21, Brenton Belzer 1 0-0 2. Team totals 22 17-24 61

FLATHEAD — Dustyn Franchini-White 1 0-0 2, Stephen Riley 1 1-1 3, Brodee Zahn 2 2-4 7, Lyric Ersland 5 2-3 14, Gabe St. Germain 2 0-0 5, Brody Thornsberry 0 1-2 1, David Moody 3 0-0 8, Korbin Eaton 0 0-0 0, Jordan Griffin 3 1-2 9. Team totals 18 8-13 52

3-point goals — Capital 0 Flathead 8 (Ersland 2, Moody 2, Griffin 2, St. Germain, Zahn). Fouls — Capital 15 Flathead 21. Fouled out — none.