Twin Bridges is no stranger to district fame – with their boys’ most recent win they’ve taken home five straight district titles. But for the past four years, Manhattan Christian and Twin weren’t even in the same district. For the two years prior to Twin’s streak, when Manhattan and Twin shared the district, Manhattan took the title.
Harrison battled its way through district play last week, racking up the necessary wins to advance to Divisional tournaments starting Feb. 26.
12-C high school basketball tournament season is upon us. Things will look a little different this year, but the excitement of post-season play remains the same. As of the morning of Feb. 16, here’s where things are at.
Boys Tournament Round One Play in Games: Tuesday, Feb. 16
Plans are fluid as local teams look forward to tournament time. Initially, all tournaments were set to be held in Butte at the Maroon Activity Center, but that plan was scratched in early January due to Covid concerns.
It had been several years since the Ennis Mustangs had a matchup against the West Yellowstone Wolverines, so when the Wolverines came to Ennis on Jan. 29 there were plenty of unknowns about how the bout would play out.
Twin Bridges senior Charlie Kruer hit the Panthers with his best shot during the matchup between Twin Bridges and Sheridan on Jan. 26 – individually stacking up as many points as his competitors did in total during the 61-18 game.
The Ennis lady Mustangs knew they’d have a tough battle against their Twin Bridges counterparts on Jan. 22. The game on Twin’s court played out to be a close one, and the Mustangs galloped home with a win 31-25.
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.