Polson Pirate Basketball – 2020

Friday, December 6, 2019

Beavers grab early lead, down Pirates

Dillon defeated Polson, 61-44, despite 18 points by the Pirates’ Colton Graham.  Dillon jumped out to a 18-4 first quarter lead which ultimately doomed the Pirates.   Polson fought back and narrowed the lead to 3 points 37-34 in the third quarter but some turnovers, missed shots, and another barage of three pointers by Dillon proved to much to overcome.

Dillon 61, Polson 44

Dillon 18 11 13 19 – 61

Polson 4 12 18 10 – 44

Dillon: Cole Johnston 7, Justus Peterson 9, Braden Anderson 11, Cole Truman 8, Conner Curnow 12, Jace Fitzgerald 14.

Polson: Colton Graham 18, Xavier Fisher 3, Anton Lefthand 7, Bo Kelley 3, Braunson Henrikson 2, Trevor Lake 7, Gunner Grisak 4.


December 7, 2019

Polson drops Glendive in day two of tip off tournament

Polson outlasted Glendive 60-42 behind a big third quarter run. Polson jumped out early and substituted often with 11 players reaching the scoring column. The Pirates up by seven at halftime aoutscored the Red Devils 17-6 in the third quarter. Anton Lefthand had 11 to lead Polson. Taven Coon had 14 for Glendive.

Polson 60, Glendive 42

Polson  15   9 17 19 — 60

Glendive 5 12   6 19 — 42

Polson: Alex Muzquiz 1, Xavier Fisher 3, Jarrett Wilson 6, Jony Perez 1, Anton Lefthand 11, Bo Kelley 5, Sam Fisher 2, Colton Graham 10, Trevor Lake 7, Gunner Grisak 10.

Glendive: Riley Basta 11, Basil Crisafulli 2, Michael Murphy 6, Parker Buckley 3, Max Eaton 5, Taven Coon 14.


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Polson falls to Browning in conference opener

At Browning, the visiting Pirates held an edge on the bookend frames, but it was inbetween that the outcome would fall off the shelf.

Even at intermission, a strong third quarter that included a dozen from game leading scorer Blayne DeRoche precariously perched the Pirates on the edge of the plank.

Free throws at the charity stripe would factor large in the outcome as Polson converted less than half that of Browning.
 
Browning 66, Polson 60

Polson (0-1, 1-2), Browning (1-0, 1-2)

Polson      18 11 12 19 – 60
Browning  15 14 20 17 – 66

POLSON – Trevor Lake 8 0-4 16, Colton Graham 5 1-5 13, Jarrett Wilson 4 0-0 8, Braunson Henriksen 3 1-4 7, Ryker Wenderoth 2 1-2 6, Bo Kelley 1 2-2 5, Anton Lefthand 2 0-0 5. 25 5-18 60

BROWNING – Blayne DeRoche 12 2-4 26, Riley Spoonhunter 6 4-7 18, Latrell Bullchild 3 0-0 7, Deion MadPlume 1 4-5 6, Justin Burd 2 0-0 5, Cody Carlson 0 0-2 2, Luke Juneau 2. 25 12-20 66

3FG – P5 (Graham 2, R.Wenderoth, Kelley, Lefthand), B4 (Spoonhunter 2, L.Bullchild, Burd).

REB – P42 (Graham 15, Bra.Henriksen 8, T.Lake 6, B.Kelley 3, Gunnar Grisak 3, R.Wenderoth 2, Lefthand 2, J.Wilson 2, Xavier Fisher), B39 (DeRoche 15).

ASST – P6 (Bra.Henriksen 3, Graham, A.Lefthand, R.Wenderoth), B19 (Burd 5, Spoonhunter 5).

STL – P7 (Graham 2, Grisak 2, R.Wenderoth 2, T.Lake), B17 (Burd 5, MadPlume 4).

BLK – P1 (T.Lake), B2 (Spoonhunter, Chris Reevis).


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Pirates balanced scoring too much for Blue Devils

Polson 72, Corvallis

POLSON — All 12 Pirates found the scoring column led by Ryker Wenderoth’s 10 points. 

Leading 36-28 at the half, the Polson Pirates pulled away in the second half to beat Corvallis in a Class A game.

Corvallis’ Tanner Jessop led all scorers with 13 points.

Polson is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

Corvallis  11 17   9 16 — 53
Polson      9  27 19 17 — 72

CORVALLIS — Tanner Jessop 13, Luke Wolski 4, Caleb Warnken 9, Connor Province 2, Donovan Potter 7, Bryce Main 9, Cole Trexler 8, Mitch Spinnetta 1.

POLSON — Trey Kelley 3, Xavier Fisher 2, Ryker Wenderoff 10, Jarrett Wilson 4, Anton Lefthand 6, Bo Kelley 7, Conner Lanier 8, Colton Graham 6, Braunson Henricksen 8, Trevor Lake 7, Gunner Grisak 6, Nikolai Figaro 5.


Friday, December 20, 2019

Whitefish 52, Polson 44

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Fourth quarter comeback propels Frenchtown over Polson

Mason Pyron scored a game-high 19 points in Frenchtown’s 43-40 win at Polson. Colton Graham’s 13 points led Polson. The Broncs outscored the Pirates 14-7 in the fourth quarter.

Frenchtown 43, Polson 40

Frenchtown  4 14 11 14 — 43

Polson         12 10 11  7 — 40

Frenchtown: Kade Baker 3, Mason Pyron 19, Brandon Finley 9, Hank Rugg 4, Devin Shelton 4, Carson Shepherd 4.

Polson: Xavier Fisher 5, Ryker Wenderoth 2, Anton Lefthand 3, Bo Kelley 2, Colton Graham 13, Trevor Lake 9, Gunner Grisak 6.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Polson 57, Stevensville 41

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Friday, January 10, 2019

Pirates down Ronan for first conference win

Polson used a big third quarter to get past Ronan 63-48 in Western A play on Friday night after leading by just two at halftime. Braunson Henricksen led the Pirates charge with 13 points. Trevor Lake added on 12 and Anton Lefthand 11 points for Polson. Leonard Burke tallied 16 for the Chiefs.  The Pirates evened their overall record at 4 wins, 4 losses and moved their conference record to 1 win and 2 losses.  They play in Columbia Falls Saturday afternoon.

Polson 63, Ronan 48

Polson 14 16 22 11 — 63

Ronan 10 18 13   7 — 48

Polson: Trey Kelley 1, Xavier Fisher 3, Ryker Wenderoth 4, Jarrett Wilson 2, Anton Lefthand 11, Bo Kelley 2, Colton Graham 10, Braunson Henriksen 13, Trevor Lake 12, Gunner Grisak 5.

Ronan: Elijah Tonasket 4, Dillon Pretty on Top 3, Ruben Couture 2, Girma Detwiler 8, Payton Cates 2, Zarec Couture 8, Leonard Burke 16, Sage Coffman 1, Trey Don’t Mix 4.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Three in a row for Pirate basketball

Polson earned their third win of the week and evened their conference record at 2-2 in Columbia Falls Saturday evening.  The Pirates used balanced scoring to post a win at Columbia Falls 63-50. Xavier Fisher scored 11 points and Trevor Lake added 10 for the Pirates. Allec Knapton and Dillon Shipp each tallied 13 points for the Wildcats.

Polson 63, Columbia Falls 50

Polson     15  22 17   9 – 63

Col. Falls   6  18 13 13 – 50

Polson: Trey Kelley 5, Xavier Fisher 11, Ryker Wenderowth 9, Jarrett Wilson 2, Anton Lefthand 6, Tony Perez 1, Colton Graham 8, Bronson Henriksen 3, Trevor Lake 10, Gunner Grisek 8.

Columbia Falls: Jack Price 3, Mason Peters 2, Mikey Tamborelli 7, Danny Henjum 2, William Dyon 9, Dillon Shipp 13, Aaron Trueblood 1, Allec Knapton 13.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Polson holds off Whitefish in frantic finish

WHITEFISH — Polson’s Ryker Wenderoth scored 21 points as the Pirated edged the Whitefish Bulldogs in Northwestern A play.

Sam Menicke was Whitefish’s high scorer with 18 points.

Polson led 28-18 at the half and Whitefish surged, outscoring the Pirates 34-25 in the second half but couldn’t fully erase the deficit.

The Bulldogs are 3-7 overall and 1-3 in conference play. Polson raised their record to 6-4 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

Polson 53, Whitefish 52

Polson     11 17 15 10 — 53

Whitefish 11   7 18 16 — 52

POLSON – Ryker Wenderoth 6 8-11 21, Colton Graham 5 2-2 12, Anton Lefthand 2 2-3 6, Trevor Lake 3 0-0 6, Bo Kelley 1 1-2 4, Jarrett Wilson 2 0-0 4, Braunson Henriksen 0 0-2 0, Xavier Fisher 0 0-0 0. 19-48 13-20

WHITEFISH – Sam Menicke 18, Justin Conklin 14, Talon Holmquist 6, Bodie Smith 5, Garrett Brock 5, Jayce Cripe 4.

3FG – P2-11 (Wenderoth 1-3, B.Kelley 1-3), W5-17 (Conklin 4-10, Brock 1-1).

REB – P26 (Graham 7, T.Lake 6, Wenderoth 4, Bra.Henriksen 3, A.Lefthand 3, B.Kelley 2, J.Wilson), W33 (S.Menicke 10, Cripe 7).

AST – P7 (Graham 4, Wenderoth, T.Lake, J.Wilson), W13 (Cripe 5). STL – P11 (Graham 5, Wenderoth 3, A.Lefthand 2, B.Kelley), W7 (B.Smith 2, Cripe 2).

BLK – P1 (A.Lefthand), W4 (S.Menicke 2, Cripe 2).

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Pirates bury Loggers

Libby’s Keith Johnson helped keep the Loggers in the game during the first half of a Jan. 18 game against the Polson Pirates. He snagged rebounds. He blocked a shot with enough authority to rouse the crowd. He scored eight of his 15 points in the first half. At halftime, the Loggers trailed by just six points, 29-23.

But Polson High School’s skillful mix on offense yielded a 63-44 win for the Pirates.

Johnson led Loggers’ scoring. Jay Beagle added 10 and Caden Williams scored eight. Polson’s high scorer was Colton Graham, with 21.

Polson coach Randy Kelley said his team did a good job of working the ball inside and out instead of relying on three-point shots.  “We’ve been a little bit impatient in the past,” Kelley said. He said the inside game wasn’t as good as usual because Gunner Grisak was out with an illness.

Loggers’ coach Josh Bean said Libby anticipated a strong inside game from the Pirates and credited Johnson for defending the post. But when his teammates sagged to defend against the inside game, Polson hit threes.  “They did end up shooting well from the perimeter,” Bean said.

The Pirates hit Libby with a full-court press early on that yielded some turnovers by the Loggers. But Kelley said Libby “figured out the press.”

Bean noted that the Loggers suffered four turnovers immediately after breaking the Polson press.  “It’s never good when you get down 12-0 in the first few minutes,” he said.

Polson ultimately went to a 1-3-1 zone in the second half that proved effective.

Polson (4-2, 7-4), Libby (2-1, 6-2)

Polson 63, Libby 44

Polson 18 11 15 19 – 63
Libby 11 12 7 14 – 44

POLSON – Colton Graham 8 4-5 21, Ryker Wenderoth 6 0-0 15, Anton Lefthand 4 1-2 11, Bo Kelley 1 2-4 5, Xavier Fisher 1 2-4 4, Trevor Lake 2 0-0 4, Jarrett Wilson 0 2-2 2, Braunson Henrikson 1. 22-46 12-21

LIBBY – Keith Johnson 6 2-3 15, Jay Beagle 4 0-2 10, Caden Williams 8, TJ Andersen 4, Ryan Goodman 4, Ryder Davis 3.

3FG – P7 (Wenderoth 3, A.Lefthand 2, Graham, B.Kelley), L5 (Beagle 2, K.Johnson, Williams, R.Davis).

REB – P23 (Graham 8, T.Lake 5, Wenderoth 3, Lefthand 3, B.Kelley, X.Fisher, Trey Kelley, Nicolai Figaro).

AST – P8 (Wenderoth 4, Lefthand 2, Graham, Bra.Henriksen). STL – P15 (Wenderoth 3, Lefthand 3, Graham 3, T.Lake 3, B.Kelley, J.Wilson, Alex Muzquiz).

BLK – P1 (Graham).

Friday, January 24, 2020

No. 4 Frenchtown boys bounce Polson

Class A fourth-ranked Frenchtown pushed its record to 8-3 Friday night with a win at Polson, 60-47. Devin Shelton led a balanced Bronc attack with 13 points. Colton Graham scored 19 points for the Pirates.

Frenchtown 60, Polson 47

Polson        12    6 11 18 — 47

Frenchtown 21 12 12 15 — 60

POLSON: Colton Graham 19, Xavier Fisher 9, Gunner Grisak 6, Ryder Wenderoth 5, Bo Kelley 2, Braunson Henriksen 4, Trevor Lake 2.

FRENCHTOWN: Cade Baker 8, Mason Pyron 5, Brandon Finley 10, Hank Rugg 5, Zack Baker 10, Ben Larson 6, Devin Shelton 13, Carson Shepherd 2, Tel Arthur 1.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Pirates cruise

Polson 63, Ronan 46

POLSON – Trevor Lake led a balanced attack for the host Pirates, who ran out to a 33-17 halftime lead in a Northwestern A battle.

Anton Lefthand added 10 points for Polson (8-5, 5-2 in league games). Zarec Couture had 13 points for Ronan (4-10, 1-7), and Leonard Burke added 12 for the Chiefs.

Ronan       8      9    12    17    –    46

Polson    20    13    20    10    –    63

RONAN – Franklin Zepeda 2, Jayden Rodda 1, Elijah Tenasket 6, Payton Cates 4, Zarec Couture 13, Leonard Burke 12, Trey Dontmix 8.

POLSON – Trey Kelley 5, Ryker Wenderoth 9, Anton Lefthand 10, Beau Kelley 7, Sam Fisher 2, Colton Graham 7, Bronson Henriksen 2, Trevor Lake 13, Gunner Grisak 8.

Friday, February 8, 2020

Hamilton Broncs hold off Polson Pirates’ late rally

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Broncs hosted the Polson Pirates for a Western A boys basketball game on Friday evening for their Senior Night.

Right off the opening tipoff, Hamilton was firing on all cylinders. The Broncs started off with two straight 3s from Josh Dickemore and Trey Searle to take a quick 6-0 lead. At the end of the first, Hamilton took the 12-10 lead.

In the second quarter, Hamilton started to heat up once again with Searle hitting two more 3-pointers in the quarter.

In the second half, however, the Pirates began rallying late. In the end, Hamilton held on to win 60-56.

NWA Polson (6-2) Overall Polson (9-6)

Hamilton 60, Polson 56

Polson    10    6 14 26 – 56
Hamilton 12 17 14 17 – 60

POLSON – Trevor Lake 4 3-7 11, Colton Graham 4 2-2 10, Gunner Grisak 2 6-7 10, Anton Lefthand 3 1-1 8, Jarrett Wilson 3 1-1 7, Ryker Wenderoth 2 0-0 5, Bo Kelley 3, Xavier Fisher 0 2-4 2.  FG 19-54, FT 15-22

HAMILTON – Trey Searle 17, Austin Drake 17, Carson Rostad 12, Tyson Rostad 8, Josh Dickemore 5, Tyler Burrows 1.  FG 17-41, FT 16-21

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Pirates cruise by Cats

POLSON — Ryker Wenderoth scored 12 points as the Polson Pirates beat the Columbia Falls Wildcats in a Northwest A basketball game at Salish-Kootenai College on Saturday.

Trevor Lake added 10 points for Polson (9-6 overall, 6-2 league), who led 37-20 at the half. Columbia Falls (3-12, 2-5) mounted a comeback attempt in the fourth by outscoring Polson 27-18, but couldn’t erase the deficit.

Dillon Shipp led the Wildcats with 11 points. William Dyon scored 10.

Polson 70, Columbia Falls 53

Polson 17 20 15 18 — 70

CFalls    9 11   6 27 — 53

COLUMBIA FALLS — Dillon Shipp 11, William Dyon 10, Jack Price 8, Allec Knapton 7, Cade Morgan 6, Jake Bulawsky 5, Mason Peters 3, Danny Henjum 3.

POLSON — Ryker Wenderoth 12, Trevor Lake 10, Anton Lefthand 9, Bo Kelley 9, Colton Graham 8, Xavier Fisher 7, Jarrett Wilson 5, Bronson Hendrickson 4, Gunner Grisak 6

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pirates sink Vikings

Class A Polson pulled out a 54-44 road win over Class B Bigfork. Polson improved to 10-6, while Bigfork dropped to 9-8.

Polson 54, Bigfork 44

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Pirate freshman steals win from Loggers

POLSON — Down by nine points with two minutes to go, the Polson Pirates rallied to beat the Libby Loggers 42-38 in Northwest A basketball on Saturday at Salish-Kootenai College.

Freshman Jarrett Wilson had four steals and nine points in the fourth quarter to help the Pirates. Wilson finished the day with 10 points, which led the team., Xavier Fisher, a sophomore, hit a triple to help Polson’s cause. Fisher scored five points.

The Pirates trailed 29-22 after three quarters.

Libby’s Keith Johnson led all scorers with 14 points. Caden Williams added 13.

The Pirates improved to 11-6 overall, 7-2 in conference. The Loggers dropped to 12-4, 6-2.

Polson 42, Libby 38

Libby     9  7 13   9 — 38

Polson   9  9  4 20 — 42

LIBBY — Ryan Goodman 4, Jay Beagle 5, Caden Williams 13, TJ Anderson 2, Keith Johnson 14.

POLSON — Xavier Fisher 5, Ryker Wenderoth 5, Jarrett Wilson 10, Anton Lefthand 4, Bo Kelley 2, Colton Graham 8, Braunson Henriksen 2, Trevor Lake 2, Gunner Grisak 4.