Lady Devils struggle offensively

Print Article

Noxon came out on the short end of the scoring in a pair of District 14C girls’ basketball road contests last week.

The Lady Devils fell behind St. Regis early, and the Lady Tigers earned a 40-30 victory on Friday. Noxon dropped a 37-18 decision at Charlo on Saturday, despite holding the Lady Vikes to 20 points through the first three quarters.

Noxon is 2-6 in District 7B play and 6-9 overall going into Friday’s home game against Hot Springs. Noxon plays Saturday at Arlee, the first-place team in the district.

St. Regis played well early, leading Noxon 14-4 after one quarter. Struggling on the offensive end, the Lady Devils netted single-digit numbers in the first three periods.

“The girls have to figure out a way to start these games better,” Noxon head coach Ryan Weltz said. “It’s lack of confidence, lack of experience. We gained a few points in the second and fourth quarters.”

There was quite a disparity at the free-throw line. While St. Regis was 13-for-22, Noxon had just three foul shots, making one.

“We outscored St. Regis in field goals,” Weltz said.

“We did a pretty decent job on the boards,” the coach said. “We managed to kind of limit our turnovers. To their credit, they (the Lady Tigers) came out hot, then hit some threes. We got on our heels.”

Delaney Weltz had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kali Murray had eight rebounds. Avery Burgess had four steals, and Chelsea Vohs added three.

Madison Kelly led St. Regis with 14 points.

NOXON HELD Charlo to just 13 first-half points, but was able to score just five — going scoreless in the second period.

“We were in the game for two or three quarters,” Weltz said. “But typical Charlo, they get you down and beat you up and you’re down by 20 (points) … We gave it a good effort … You have to do more than play defense.”

Noxon was 2-for-11 from the foul line and Charlo was 7-for-15.

Senior guard Kristina Brown missed last week’s Noxon games, according to Weltz, and the date of her return is unknown. “They put a monkey wrench into our weekend,” he said.

Delaney Weltz had nine points for the Lady Devils. Emily Brown, one of two eight-graders playing on the Noxon varsity team, had two steals.

Destiny Manuel led Charlo with 11 points. Carlee Fryberger added nine.

Print Article

Read More

I-90 westbound lanes open after snow slide cleared

February 14, 2019 at 2:07 pm | Mineral Independent ...


Read More

Nearly 50 traffic incidents reported in Mineral County

February 14, 2019 at 8:50 am | Mineral Independent Nearly 50 incidents were reported by the Montana Highway Patrol in Mineral County from Feb. 4 through Monday morning on Feb. 11. Adverse weather continues to pound the area with heavy snow and high w...


Read More

Weekly Roundup

February 14, 2019 at 8:49 am | Mineral Independent Wearing vintage Superior School uniforms, the Clark Fork Mountain Cats faced the Valley Christian Eagles on Feb. 5. It was Senior Night in Superior where graduating players were honored along with ...


Read More

Seniors say goodbye to home court

February 14, 2019 at 8:49 am | Mineral Independent St. Regis held Senior Night last Saturday to honor athletes and parents for their dedication to school sports. One senior from the boys team and three girls shared the honor on the court in between t...


Read More

Contact Us

(406) 826-3402
105 W. Lynch
P.O. Box 667
Plains, MT 59859

©2019 Clark Fork Valley Press | Mineral Independent Terms of Use Privacy Policy