The Victor Pirates came from a five point deficit at the half to defeat Lincoln, 53-50. Lincoln surged ahead in the final minutes of the first half on two breakaway layups from Nolan Belcher.
However, after the break, Victor’s JD Kay came in and hit a short jumper to reduce the gap. Tristan Chavez hit a field goal and the ensuing free throw to tie the game at 26. The lead changed several times in the third quarter but by the end of the frame, Victor had a three point lead. Jarod Haley nailed a trey to extend the lead. But Lincoln didn’t quit. They came back to take a one point lead midway through the fourth quarter. The lead changed a couple more times before Victor’s Mason Agee sank two free throws for the lead. A couple of more free throws by Chavez sealed the win.
Victor 53, Lincoln 50
Victor – Mason Agee 12, Jacob Boucher 5, Tristin Chavez 11, Jerod Halley 4, JD Kay 7, Cameron Moore 2, Skyler Webberson 12.
Lincoln – Bridger Kamps 6, Kade Creech 3, Nathan Brown 19, Noah Belcher 12, Ryan Greenwood 2, Brodi Henderson 8.
Victor defeated Two Eagle on Friday but no further information was available.
Hamilton lost a close game to Southwest A foe Butte Central. The lead changed several times throughout the game but the Maroons held Hamilton’s hot shooter, Tanner Goligoski, to only eight points, almost 15 points less than normal. Trey Searle stepped up and had 12 points for the Broncs.
Butte Central 57, Hamilton 50
Hamilton – Trey Searle 12, Hunter Omlid 9, Tanner Goligoski 8, Carson Rostad 8, Tyler Barnes 5, Drew Brackman 3, Austin Drake 3, Cam Rothie 2.
Butte Central – Braden Harrington 22, Cade Holter 19, Dylan Sestrich 11, Aaron Richards 3, Jared Simpkins 2.
Florence fell to St. Ignatius, 70-45. Parker Hotsinpillar had nine points to lead Florence’s scoring.
St. Ignatius 70, Florence 45
Florence – Brendan Bailey 6, Jacob Round 6, Blake Shoupe 6, Levi Posey 3, Parker Hotsinpiller 9, Jake Scully 2,Beau Neal 7, Colby Kohlman 4.
St. Ignatius – LucasVanderburg 10, Jacob Hugs 14, Lane Spidel 4, Wacey McClure 17, Jedi Christy 13, Flint McPherson 12.
Darby maintained their hot streak with a convincing 66-21 win over Valley Christian. After a fairly close first quarter where Darby had only a five point lead, the Tiger defense went to town on the Eagles. They held the Eagles to only two points in the second half. Dylan Parks paced the Tigers with 19 points.
Darby 66, Valley Christian 21
Valley Christian: Riley Reimer 8, Casey Reimer 2, Branson Becker 4, Brennan Cox 6, Eyan Becker 1.
Darby: Dylan Parks 19, Brandon Winters 8, Nelson Smith 13, Gabe Smith 6, Tyler Davis 4, Daniel Muir 4, Deric Parks 4, Cole Kayser 8.
The Dillon boys defeated Corvallis in Dillon, 57-33, on Friday night. Caleb Warnken had 12 points to lead the Blue Devils.