Lady Cats third at 13C District; CF boys in challenge

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  • ST. REGIS’ Lady Tigers lost their bid for divisional with a loss to Plains on Saturday in Pablo and placed fourth in 14C. (Photo courtesy St. Regis Fan Club).

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    CLARK FORK Mountain Cat Michael Spence gets a layup against Lincoln at 13C District Tournament in Frenchtown. The Cats were to play a challenge game against Darby on Monday evening for second place and a divisional tournament berth. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    CLARK FORK Mountain Cat fans cheer on their team during 13C Districts in Frenchtown last week. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    CLARK FORK Mountain Cats head coach Erik Johnson gives Korey Radford a hug after his winning basket as the Cat slipped by Victor 54-53 in their 13C District Tournament consolation game Saturday. The Cats were to face Darby on Monday in a challenge game for second place and a divisional tournament berth. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    MADISON MASK of the Clark Fork Mountain Cats drives home a layup against Valley Christian in their consolation game at the 13C District Tournament on Saturday in Frenchtown. The Cats placed third. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    ST. REGIS’ Adam Ball (33) drives toward the hoop against Dom Finley of Two Eagle River during the Tigers’ 71-47 win at the 14C District Tournament in Pablo. St. Regis was eliminated in the consolation semifinals. (Joe Sova/Mineral Independent)

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    ST. REGIS senior Madison Kelly (5) attempts a shot over Delaney Weltz of Noxon during their 14C District Tournament loser-out game. The Lady Tigers won 45-26, but were eliminated by Plains 53-31 and finished fourth. (Joe Sova/Mineral Independent)

  • ST. REGIS’ Lady Tigers lost their bid for divisional with a loss to Plains on Saturday in Pablo and placed fourth in 14C. (Photo courtesy St. Regis Fan Club).

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    CLARK FORK Mountain Cat Michael Spence gets a layup against Lincoln at 13C District Tournament in Frenchtown. The Cats were to play a challenge game against Darby on Monday evening for second place and a divisional tournament berth. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    CLARK FORK Mountain Cat fans cheer on their team during 13C Districts in Frenchtown last week. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    CLARK FORK Mountain Cats head coach Erik Johnson gives Korey Radford a hug after his winning basket as the Cat slipped by Victor 54-53 in their 13C District Tournament consolation game Saturday. The Cats were to face Darby on Monday in a challenge game for second place and a divisional tournament berth. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    MADISON MASK of the Clark Fork Mountain Cats drives home a layup against Valley Christian in their consolation game at the 13C District Tournament on Saturday in Frenchtown. The Cats placed third. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent)

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    ST. REGIS’ Adam Ball (33) drives toward the hoop against Dom Finley of Two Eagle River during the Tigers’ 71-47 win at the 14C District Tournament in Pablo. St. Regis was eliminated in the consolation semifinals. (Joe Sova/Mineral Independent)

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    ST. REGIS senior Madison Kelly (5) attempts a shot over Delaney Weltz of Noxon during their 14C District Tournament loser-out game. The Lady Tigers won 45-26, but were eliminated by Plains 53-31 and finished fourth. (Joe Sova/Mineral Independent)

Basketball district tournaments are a time when high school memories are made, and Clark Fork Mountain Cat senior Korey Radford has one for his scrapbook. In the consolation game at the 13C District Tournament against Victor last Saturday, the teams were neck-and-neck throughout the game. With 34.7 seconds on the clock, Radford made a bucket, bringing the Cats within 53-52. Then Clark Fork sophomore Aaron Waddle got a steal on the inbounds pass, giving the Cats another possession. After a time out, Radford threw up the final basket with 16.2 second left for the win, 54-53.

Bryan Mask put up 20 points as the team’s high scorer.

The win gave the Cats a chance at qualifying for the Western C Divisional Tournament in Butte this Thursday through Saturday. They would have to win a challenge game against the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Frenchtown. No scores available by press time for the Mineral Independent. The Blackhawks lost to the Darby Tigers in the District 13C championship game on Saturday evening, 65-38.

This is the second year in a row that the Cats have won the consolation game and have played in a challenge game for second place. Last year, the Cats faced Darby and lost their bid for a divisional berth.

THE CLARK Fork Lady Mountain Cats also clawed their way to the consolation championship game on Saturday after a win over Victor that morning, 39-26. The Lady Cats faced the Valley-Christian Lady Eagles and won, 58-29 — locking their spot in third place for 13C Districts. In the championship game, Seeley-Swan topped, 42-34. If Darby had won, the Lady Cats would have been able to challenge them for second place. The Cats took a hard-fought loss to Darby during Friday’s game, 40-33. That dropped them back into the losers’ bracket against Victor.

ST. REGIS’ Lady Tiger’s also lost their bid for divisional play. After a 14C District Tournament win against Noxon on Saturday, 45-26, in Pablo, they lost to Plains 53-31 and placed fourth. Charlo won against Arlee in a close game, 44-43, for the 14C championship. Plains challenged Arlee at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in Pablo for a berth at the Western C Divisional tournament at the Maroon Activity Center at Butte Central in Butte. No results were available at Mineral Independent press time on Monday.

The St. Regis boys lost to Hot Springs 77-69 on Saturday, dropping them out of the tournament. In the championship game, Arlee defeated Charlo, 80-49. Plains beat Hot Springs 52-47 in the consolation championship game.

GIRLS GAMES Feb. 16

Clark Fork 58, Valley Christian 29

Valley Christian 4 2 12 11 — 29

Alberton-Superior 17 16 14 11 — 58

Alberton-Superior: Darby Haskins 4, Sorren Reese 18, Zoe Kelsey 6, Madison Mask 24, Emma Baughman 2, Cassie Green 4.

Valley Christian: Morgan Brewer 10, Kaytlin Kelly 13, Josie Cross 2, Elisa Colwell 2, Emma Hiltz 2.

St. Regis 45, Noxon 26

Noxon 10 7 4 5 — 26

St. Regis 7 7 17 14 — 45

St. Regis: Sunny Shoupe 4, Madison Kelly 12, Baylee Pruitt 7, Kylee Thompson 4, Taylor Hurd 2, Makaela Kelly 6, Kiya Taylor 2, Emma Hill 8.

Noxon: Delaney Weltz 2, Kali Murray 2, Chelsea Vohs 1, Emily Brown 4, Avery Burgess 13, Vanessa Horner 2, Rachel Ehinger 2.

BOYS GAMES Feb. 16

Clark Fork 52, Valley Christian 46

Valley Christian 20 8 7 11 — 46

Clark Fork 5 17 9 21 — 52

Clark Fork: Carson Callison 12, Danner Haskins 12, Korey Radford 2, Michael Spence 4, Aaron Waddle 4, Bryan Mask 18.

Valley Christian: Riley Reimer 2, Branson Becker 3, Eyan Becker 2, Casey Reimer 26, Brennan Cox 3, Cameron Fritz 3, Ty Messner 7.

Alberton-Superior 54, Victor 53

Alberton-Superior 10 17 9 18 — 54

Victor 12 1 25 15 — 53

Victor: Mason Agee 11, Jerod Halley 5, Tristin Chavez 12, J.D. Kay 2, Cameron Moore 1, Christian Moevao 2, Skyler Webberson 20.

Alberton-Superior: Carson Callison 5, Danner Haskins 6, Korey Radford 6, Michael Spence 9, Aaron Waddle 8, Bryan Mask 20.

13C District Tournament Scores

BOYS

Clark Fork (70), Lincoln (34)

Victor (62), Valley Christian (42)

Darby (67), Clark Fork (50)

Seeley-Swan (69), Victor (41)

Clark Fork (52), Valley Christian (46)

Victor (65), Lincoln (32)

Clark Fork (54), Victor (53)

Championship: Darby (65), Seeley-Swan (38)

GIRLS

Lincoln (45), Victor (29)

Darby (51), Valley Christian (33)

Seeley-Swan (37), Lincoln (32)

Darby (40), Clark Fork (33)

Valley Christian (49), Lincoln (41)

Clark Fork (39), Victor (26)

Clark Fork (58), Valley Christian (29)

Championship: Seeley-Swan (42), Darby (34)

14C District Tournament Scores

BOYS

Hot Springs (57), Noxon (48)

Plains (59), St. Regis (55)

Charlo (66), Two Eagle River (44)

Arlee (87), Hot Springs (55)

Charlo (53), Plains (42)

St. Regis (71), Two Eagle River (47)

Plains (40), Noxon (32)

Hot Springs (77), St. Regis (69)

Third place: Plains (52), Hot Springs (47)

Championship: Arlee (80) vs. Charlo (49)

GIRLS

St. Regis (57), Hot Springs (39)

Plains (39), Noxon (23)

Charlo (69), Two Eagle River (10)

Noxon (53), Two Eagle River (14)

Arlee (51), St. Regis (42)

Charlo (37), Plains (33)

St. Regis (45), Noxon (26)

Third place: Plains (53), St. Regis (31)

Championship: Charlo (44), Arlee (43)

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