HELENA -- Despite an early lead for the Helena Capital Bruins, Missoula Sentinel's Alex Germer stole the show in Helena with 37 points as the Spatarns downed the Bruins 67-59 on Saturday night.
The Bruins jumped out to a quick lead early in the first quarter at 12-4 behind shots by Hayden Opitz, Malachi Syvrud, and Tyler Tenney. Tenney led the way for the Bruins on the night with `19 points, Opitz finished with 15.
The Spartans seized an opportunity to shift the momentum on a steal that turned into a dunk by Tony Frolich-Fair as Sentinel grabbed the lead away from the Bruins at 19-18 through the first quarter.
The Bruins tried to grind their way through the second frame of the night but fell short only scoring nine points to Sentinel's 1`4 before the end of the first half as the Spartans led 33-27.
In a little over 29 minutes of play, Germer took the game into his hands notching 37 points. Germer made 14 of his 21 shots, was 3 of 6 from three-point range, and 6-7 from the free-throw line while adding three rebounds in the contest en route to the 67-59 win.
The Sentinel Spartans will head home to take on the Big Sky Eagles at home on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
The Helena Capital Bruins will now wait until Thursday to try and get back into the win column when they take on the Helena Capital Bruins at 7 p.m.