WORDEN -- Huntley Project trailed by five with just less than five minutes to play, but the Red Devils closed the game on a 14-2 run to down visiting Colstrip in Class B boys basketball action on Friday night.
The two sides played the majority of the game within a 10-point window, as neither team could grab a lead of more than five. Colstrip's JT Baer hit the second of back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Colts up 46-41 with just less than five minutes left.
But the Red Devils then began to mount their comeback. An offensive rebound and putback by Jake Fox tied the game at 48. After Project grabbed a 50-48 lead, the Red Devils got a stop on the defensive end of the floor. The Red Devils then burned nearly a minute off the clock before Noah Bouchard broke his defender down off the bounce, got into the lane and found his brother Isaiah underneath for an easy bucket to essentially seal the game.
Project trailed by three entering the final period but outscored Colstrip 18-8 over the final eight minutes. All five Red Devils starters were in double figures, led by Tim Rose's 13 points. Bear led Colstrip with 19 and Corbin Small-Fisher added 15.
Huntley Project improves to 9-1 overall, while Colstrip falls to 9-2. Huntley Project is back in action next Friday at Joliet, while Colstrip will host Shepherd on Thursday.