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SUNDAY, DEC 14,2003 IB IIIIIIIIIIIII 1 III II Sidney 66 L Poplar 40 Triday night victory l)lar, Sidney outscored Indians 30-20 in first- and 36-20 in the sec- ; lf to record a 66-40 non- victory. outscored Poplar in quarters by scores of ][14, 16-9 and 20-11. Sifuentes led the With 26 points. Amy .netted 13 points i icole Leibach and Hei- ZChard each finished points each. Brown ended up points followed by eson with two. Ash- rounded out the scor- l!h a point. was led by Rena Bel- lo points and Amber TY with six. Wolf Point 43 | Sidney 41 lte a strong comeback Sidney's girls basket- lost its home open- _st Wolf Point, 43-41, Y. lves led by a 21-12 margin and in- n the gap to 29-16 whe gUard Stephanie hit consecutive .int shots midway into quarter. after that, however, e.r went to the bench trouble. agles took advantage Ven of the last nine the quarter for a 31- LeighAnn Sifuentes i our and Heidi added three during Pomt responded with .ing eight points of period on a short Tawnie Braaten, throws by Jac and tWo hoops by Zilkowski for a 39-23 6:16 remaining. Wolves still led by 13 tMth under two min- but the Eagles start- ttle back as Nicole hit a free throw with te a Young, a junior lthen fn'ed in two three-pointers to pull to 43-37 with 47 sec- backcourt, Heidi the ball and With 39 seconds left. Point made a Bouchard con- off a rebound to pull to 43-41 with five sec- Point then missed two attempts. A shot attempt by Si- at the buzzer went off scorers were with 14 and Si- With 12. Young fin- aine points. Rounding Scoring were Leibach Fullmer ~e e. Wolf Point were )/tp]F r with 13 and er with 12. oint accounted for slx points of the haft, a three.pointer by Ji uglas from way out at m ' er. ? Y.'s JVs and freshmen l ir games. : agles return to action == [With an Eastern A con- Contest at Hardin and Glendive Jan. 2 fol- the Christmas break. BY DUAN[ NOIIIIY SIDNEY HERALD Sidney 80 Poplar 66 An intense second half de- fensively and on the boards was instrumental in an 80-66 Sidney victory over a very quick Poplar team Friday night in Sidney. With a tight one-point edge at the half, 33-32, the Eagles outscored the Indians 47-34 in the second haft of play in- creasing their season record to 2-1. Sidney showed strength in- side early as Terren Hilles- land and James Beyer teamed up for inside buckets. With a baseline drive by Alex Durham, Sidney led by a 104 margin with 5:41 remaining in the initial period. Perimeter shooting fueled by Poplar's Griffin Ricker quickly handed the lead over to the Indians midway through the period. Although a breakaway layup by Cole Prevost handed the one-point edge back over to Sidney, Poplar went into the second stanza out in front, 17-16. With the score deadlocked at 17-17 in the second quarter, a nice feed from Alex Durham off the transition found Matt Weber open on the baseline. Weber connected to help Sid- ney to a two-point lead. The Indians again coun- tered to outscore the Eagles 13-8 in the following four min- utes before a pull-up jumper in the lane by Prevost and of- fensive board by Beyer helped to hand Sidney a one-point ad- vantage at the half. Poplar's outside shooting came out strong in the second half to account for 10 quick points as the Indians took con- trol of a 42-37 lead with less than a minute gone in the quarter. The Eagles were quickly answered as Jeff Sted- man nailed a "three". A 15- lff DUANE NOItllY SIDNEY HERALD The Culbertson Cowgirls came out strong in the initial period to gain an 11-0 advan- tage over the Lady Warriors Saturday night in Savage en route to a 6140 victor . Jill Jorgensen, off the offen- sive glass accounted for the Warriors' first bucket of the game. A baseline drive by Kim Pust and another offensive board by Jorgensen cut the Cowgirls' lead to 10-6 at the 1:47 mark. Culbertson's lead dwindled to two points as Ashlee Shar- bona stole the ball and broke away for another field goal. However, a long three-pointer by Ashley Moran helped Cul- bertson rebuild its lead to 17- 10 at the close of the quarter. A nice backdoor feed from Jenna Bolstad to Vania Bighorn for a bucket was off- set by an inside hoop by Shar- bona as Culbertson's lead stood at seven points, 19-12, with 6:18 left in the half. The Cowgirls went on a 10-6 run to end the quarter and controlled a halftime advan- tage of 29-18. Bighorn started things off offensively for Culbertson Sklney's Jace Sullivan scores off Ihe footer by Prevost and three pointer by Nelson Hilger added to Sidney's tally, and at the 5:02 mark, Sidney led by four, 49-45. Sidney's offensive persis- tence was huge in the third- quarter comeback as another "three" by Hilger and strong with a quick "three" to start the second half. Although a nice pass from Jolyn Ler to Sheila Schow scored a bucket inside for Savage, strong in- side play by Bolstad helped Culbertson to a 41-26 lead. Despite a "three" by Sav- age's Leah Rambur, the Cow- girls' advantage spread to 51- 33 heading into the final peri- od of play. -With Culbertson out in front by a 52-33 margin, Pust con- nected with a 15-foot jumper from the wing to cut into the margin. However, a nice stel> through move by Kelsey Larsen, a "three" by Moran and offensive board by K. Larsen, helped Culbertson to its 21-point win over Savage. The Cowgirls were led by K. Larsen with 20 points and Moran with 17. Bolstad netted 12 points followed by Bighorn with six. Pust led the Warriors with 14 points followed by Jor- gensen with 11. Sharbono finished with six points while Leah Rambur ended the game with three. Ler, Mindy Trzinski and Schow all scored two points for Savage. / DUANE NOEBY I SIDNEY HERALD mvm'se layup in oct on qlQlna Poplar F /night. baseline drive by Jace Sulli. van for a reverse layup in- creased the Eagles' point total. The score at the 2:45 mark saw Sidney with an eight-point, 56- 48 advantage. A strong offensive board by Shawn Singer combined with a last-second missile by Hilger resulted in a 61.54 Eagles lead heading into the final period. Scrappy man-to-man de- fense coupled with aggressive rebounding payed big divi- dends for the Eagles in the fi- nal quarter of play. Although a "three" by Rick- er cut Sidney's lead to 68-64 with less than two minutes re- maining, strong shooting from the charity stripe, a pair of in- side hoops by Prevost and a fi- nal bucket by Weber resulted in a 14-point Sidney victory. The Eagles were led offen- sively by Hllger with 25 points. Sullivan and Prevost added 13 and 12 points, respec- tively. Hillesland netted nine points while Stedman finished with seven. Weber, Durham and Beyer each ended play with four points. Singer rounded out the scoring with two points. Poplar was led by Steve Barr with 15 and Ricker with 14. Sidney 82 Wolf Point 47 After a slow start, Sidney's boys cruised over Wolf Point, 82-47, in Wolf Point Saturday night. Wolf Point put together a run of points in the first quar- ter to grab a 13-9 advantage. The Eagles, however, then exploded for 26 points in the second quarter for a 35-20 half- time lead. Sidney kept playing well in the third quarter and in- creased its lead to 57-37. Coach Rollie Sullivan was pleased that the team reduced its turnover number to only nine for the game. The Eagles had five players reach double figures includ- ing Nelson Hilger with 17 points, Terren Hillesland with 14, Jace Sullivan with 12, James Beyer with 12 and Cole Prevost with 11. Rounding out the scoring were Shawn Singer with six, Jeff Stedrnan with five, Matt Weber with four and Brady Torgerson with one. The Eagles host Hardin Fri. day and travel to Colstrip Sat- urday. Following the Christ- mas break, the Eagles will be on the road in Glendive Jan.2 @ IY tttU. WUlIDEtt WHtE SIDNff H[ULD The Fairview Warriors en- tered Friday's home contest against the Savage Warriors as underdogs. Savage, coming off a nice league victory over Lambert, was expected to be forming in- to one of the top teams in the district. Fairview, meanwhile, hasn't made a tradition of winning in the recent past and entered with a 0-3 record for the year. But Fairview accomplished the unexpected. Using a strong defensive effort and benefiting from Savage's poor shooting night, Fairview post- ed a 34-25 victor Savage's only lead of the game was 4-3, and Falrview led by a 64 margin at the end of the first quarter. With the game deadlocked at 9-9, Fairview went back ahead on a 16-footer by Ivana Norby. Fairview then gained great momentum heading into the half when Sharon Skov ac- counted for a three-point play with one second left to put Fairvlew up, 14-9. Savage's standout Jill Jot- gensen didn't start the game due to illness, but the senior tallied a three-point play early in the third quarter to pull her team closer. Fairview, however, kept Sav- age in check for most of the quarter. Fairview then hit four straight points on free throws by Lyndsey Taylor and Jenna Langwald for a 20-12 lead. Sav- age's Kim Pust connected from the baseline to cut the gap to 20-14 at the end of the to 29-2.5 with 1:20 remaining. Savage, however, couldn't get any closer as free throws by Klose and Kittleson put the game away. Fairview's top scorers were i mRV~WEEEIStDNffHEULD sifts celdm eUowins i-2s victory ovm. F loy period. A three.point play by Alissa Klose increased the margin to 23-18 with 6:26 left. Later in the quarter, Fairview put together five straight points on a shot by Skov, a turnaround jumper by Trista Kittleson and a free throw by Klose for a 29-20 lead with 3:33 left. Savage then made one final comeback attempt as a basket by Ashlee Sharbono and a free throw by Jessica Swisse cut the gap to 29-23, A steal and layup by Swisse pulled Savage Klose with 10, Kittleson with seven and Skov with seven. Al- so scoring were Taylor with three, Langwald with three, Norby with two, Trista John- son with one and Chanda Christmann with one. Scoring four each for Savage were Jorgensen, Sharbono and Sheila Schow. Adding three each were Swisse, Jolyn Ler and Leah Rambur. Pust and Melissa Braun scored two each. Fair--view hit 16 of its 29 free- throw attempts compared to Savage's nine of 27 tries. shooting spree helps SaVage boys to 37-p int, 2-C victory over Culbertson three-point land and pull-up with five minutes left in the jumper by Dobraska resulted haft. A nice feed from Dobras- in a Savage lead of 21-13 with ka to Travis Tombre in the t-paced running af- SAVAGE'S TAD DOBRASKA con- 2:20 left in the first. The Cow- lane, combined with an often- age earned another necl on four oF his Ihr~9ointers boys came back to knot the sive rebound and breakaway ii aturday night over and 30 of his 35 total points in the first score at 22-22 with an offensive bucket by Ryan Fischer, led to Rebounding and * half of play against Culberlson Satur- rebound by Michael Shields, a Warrior lead of 42-30. A final ! .er shooting highlight- day night., but an inside bucket by Jerrit "three" by Dobraska in the s game as the :: Schmierer helped the War-haft helped Savage to a 51-38 .defeated the Cow- riors to a fwst-period lead of lead. 25-22. Offensive rebounding by A1- t)'raska lit up the Although a "three" and inside Albright, with a 15-foot bright and Schmierer added to mr ! arly with a pair of hoop by Culbertson's John jumper and a long tWo-point the Warriors' tally to start the nters to help Savage Mattelin cut the margin to 16- bucket by Schmierer, in- third quarter. With Savage out /:(r lead at the 5:23 mark. 13, another field goal from creased Savage's lead to 35-28 in front 6642 midway through the third period, Dobraska again netted a three-pointer. The score at the end of three quarters saw Savage with a 77- 47 advantage. Strong rebound- ing on both ends of the court helped to add 20 points to the Warriors' score compared to 13 for Culbertson in the final period of play. Dobraska led Savage offen- sively with 35 points followed by Albright with 26. Albright also finished the night with 20 rebounds. Tombre ended the game with nine points while Schmierer netted seven. Fis- cher scored six points fol- lowed by Mark Nollmeyer with five and Zach McPherson with four. Alex McPherson and Shane Iversen each fin- ished with two points, Culbertson was led by Mat- telin and Shields with 14 points apiece. Michael Frye and Shawn Dehner netted 11 and nine points, respectively. s @sidn