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Girls Hoops: Vals cruise Saturday

Feb. 11—Ava Davey led four Bigfork players in double figures with 17 points and the Valkyries made short work of Whitefish Saturday, 71-22, in Northwest A girls basketball.

Paeten Gunlock hit three 3-pointers and Braeden Gunlock and Keni Wade hit two each for the Vals (17-1 overall, 12-0 in league). All of them had at least 13 points.

Kamry Kelch hit a pair of threes and scored 13 points for Whitefish (6-10, 3-7).

Bigfork 22 19 21 10 — 71

Whitefish 7 2 10 3 — 22

BIGFORK — Keegan Campbell 4, Keni Wade 13, Haley Schara 2, Ava Davey 17, Afton Lambrecht 3, Braeden Gunlock 15, Paeten Gunlock 13, Callie Gembala 4.

WHITEFISH — Yoli Krastev 5, Kamry Kelch 13, Bailey Smith 4.

Polson 37, Ronan 36

POLSON — Rylee Taylor-Jefferson scored 13 points for the Lady Pirates, who withstood a fourth-quarter rally by the Maidens to improved to 8-9, 5-6 in Northwest A play.

Down by one, Ronan (6-11 overall, 3-8 in league) had a couple chances at the lead in the final 90 seconds, and ended up missing a heavily contested shot off a loose ball at the buzzer.

Nikki Kendall hit three 3-pointers — one in the fourth quarter — and scored 12 points for Ronan; Neveah Perez scored 10 of her 11 points in the Maidens' late rally.

Ronan 7 10 4 15 — 36

Polson 7 13 9 8 — 37

RONAN — Maddy Illig 3, Lauren Buhr 1, Emie Tapia-Torosian 1, Arianna Zepeda 2, Zailee Hewankorn 4, Kailyn Marengo 2, Nikki Kendall 12, Neveah Perez 11.

POLSON — Julia Barnard 7, Rylee Taylor-Jefferson 13, Samantha Rensvold 2, Aleysia Black 2, McKenna Hanson 3, Natalie Adams 1, Hinkley Moss 3, Ahri Rushing 7.

Browning 66, Libby 28

LIBBY — Jerel Whitegrass scored 11 points to lead a balanced Browning attack Saturday, and the Lady Indians thumped Northwest A rival Libby.

Sugar Spoonhunter hit three 3-pointers to spark a 28-point third quarter by Browning (11-5, 8-2 in Northwest A games); she and Shaylee Heavy Runner scored 10 points each.

Madison Vincent hit three 3-pointers for Libby as well; she led the Loggers (1-16, 0-11) with 10 points.

Browning 14 12 28 12 — 66

Libby 6 11 8 3 — 28

BROWNING — Natalee St. Goddard 8, Sugar Spoonhunter 10, Teslin Trombley 6, Shaylee Heavy Runner 10, Tashlyn Lazy Boy 2, Peyton Eagle Feathers 5, Amari Calfrobe 4, Jerel Whitegrass 11, Kalcie Gonnelly 4, Brooke Blue 2, Oceanna Arnaux 1, Josey Michael 3.

LIBBY — Madison Vincent 10, Kaydence Stanek 2, Jossalyn White 9, Bergen Fortner 2, Rylee Delmas 2, Rachel Kosters 3.