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Helena Capital cruises past Braves

Feb. 17—HELENA — Kyler Meredith scored all 18 of his points in the first half, teammate Merek Mihelish added 21 and Helena Capital defeated Flathead 90-58 in Western AA boys basketball Friday.

Lyric Ersland scored 12 points to lead the Braves (0-15, 0-11 in Western AA games) and Korbin Eaton added 11, including three 3-pointers. Gabe Sims checked in with 10 points.

Dylan Almquist added 12 points for the Bruins (5-10, 5-6), all coming in the third quarter.

Flathead 14 16 11 17 — 58

Capital 21 20 26 23 — 90

FLATHEAD — Dustyn Franchini-White 0 0-0 0, Stephen Riley 1 1-1 3, Kaleb Sims 1 0-0 3, Brodee Zahn 2 0-0 5, Lyric Ersland 5 0-0 12, Gabe St. Germain 1 0-0 2, Gabe Sims 5 0-0 10, Brody Thornsberry 1 0-2 2, Tyler Williams 0 0-0 0, David Moody 1 0-0 2, Korbin Eaton 4 0-0 11, Jordan Griffin 3 1-4 8. Team totals 24 2-7 58.

CAPITAL — Merek Mihelish 9 1-3 21, Kyler Meredith 6 4-4 18, Joey Mergenthaler 0 0-0 0, Dane Quinn 1 2-4 4, Conor Toivonen 3 2-2 8, Dylan Almquist 4 3-4 12, Gabe Fischer 3 0-0 6, Daniel Larson 1 2-2 4, Cole Dawes 4 0-0 8, Brit Linder 1 0-0 2, Carson Toivonen 0 0-0 0, Brenton Belzer 3 0-0 7. Team totals 35 14-19 90.

3-point goals — Flathead 8 (Eaton 3, Ersland 2, Griffin, Sims, Zahn), Capital 6 (Mihelish 2, Meredith 2, Almquist, Belzer). Fouls — Flathead 14, Capital 12. Fouled out — none.