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Belgrade boys snap 18-game losing streak, girls squeak past Gallatin

Belgrade's Ta'Veus Randle scores a team-high 22 points
Posted at 11:00 PM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-30 11:29:39-05

BOZEMAN and BELGRADE -- The Belgrade boys basketball snapped an 18-game losing streak Friday night, squeaking past Bozeman Gallatin in the final minute of the game 42-38.

Heading into the final quarter, the Panthers were down 28-19, but Belgrade's Ta'Veus Randle scored 12 points in the fourth to help the Panthers outscore Gallatin 23-10.

Randle finished with a team-high 22 points. Wyatt Russell followed with 14.

With less than a minute left in the game, the score was tied at 37. Russell drew a foul at the rim and went 2-for-2 at the line to put the Panthers on top 39-37.

Two possessions later, Gallatin's Garrett Dahlke stole a pass off an inbounds play and was fouled at the basket while attempting a layup. Dahlke had a chance to tie up the game with 40 seconds left but went 1-for-2.

With five seconds left in the game, Gallatin had one final possession. Two Panthers defenders were able to trap Tyler Nansel in the corner with the ball, and Nansel double-dribbled trying to find an open pass. Gallatin's head coach thought there should have been a foul called and was given a technical by the referee.

Randle went 2-for-2 at the free throw line and iced the game for Belgrade, helping the Panthers secure the 42-38.

The girls game also came down to the wire.

Heading into the final quarter, the game was tied at 29. Belgrade outscored Gallatin 11-9 in the fourth, squeaking by 40-38.

Grace Garvet was Belgrade's leading scorer with 12 points, all of which were 3-pointers.

The Raptors had two players finish in double digits: Makinlee Naffziger (13 points) and Avery Walker (11).