Being familiar with the powerhouse Twin Bridges team, Harrison boys knew they had their work cut out for them at their Jan. 14 matchup in Twin Bridges. Leading up to the game the Harrison Wildcats were feeling good, coming off of a home win against Gardiner on January 9.
Sheridan boys’ varsity rode a rollercoaster on Jan. 8 and 9.
The Panther boys overcame Gardiner on Jan. 8, but not by much. Head Coach Ben Holland said the boys were off to a slow start, but battled back, ending the game with 26 points in the fourth quarter alone. The final score was a close one – Panthers 50, Bruins 48.
It may be a few weeks later than usual, and the season will be truncated, but young varsity basketballers around the county are finally back competing on the court.
Madison County’s Twin Bridges team is playing in the 2020 State C Boys Basketball Tournament.
The Falcons are competing for the championship title at the University of Montana Adam’s Center March 11-14. Their first game is against Fort Benton Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
The Falcons transformed into a championship team in a single season. Twin Bridges is the champion of 2020 Girls’ District 12-C Basketball. The young team, with two eighth graders putting in some important minutes on the court, defeated the Granite Prospectors, 43-28, in Butte Feb. 22.
Both teams were electric in the first few of minutes of the game. Harrison senior Vern Homner stole the ball at half court for a dunk in the second minute. Twin Bridges senior Nate Konen tied the game each time Harrison got ahead during the fast paced plays early in the game.
Twin Bridges girls’ basketball team had the lead all along on Harrison. The rescheduled game on Feb. 4 in Harrison highlighted two players on the court, Twin Bridges’ senior Ashleigh Guinnane and Harrison freshman Dana Lerum. Each led their teams in just about every way. The Falcons steadily gained on the Wildcats from the start.
Ennis took the win against Sheridan Jan. 31, but it was a battle to the end.
Transition team with potential
The Mustangs girls’ basketball team
Ennis girls’ basketball returns to the court as an athletic team with less experience than in recent past years.
DILLON—The field of championship basketball teams is slowly being whittled down as the post-season progresses, and three Madison County teams punched their ticket to this weekend’s divisional championship in Butte.