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Three-point barrage helps Billings West sink Senior

Josh Erbacher Billings West
Posted at 8:52 PM, Jan 14, 2020

BILLINGS — The Billings West Golden Bears turned a comfortable halftime lead into a blowout in five minutes Tuesday night.

West opened the third quarter on a 14-0 run, extending its lead to 27 points en route to a 64-43 Eastern AA boys basketball win over Billings Senior at the Golden Dome in the rivals' first meeting of 2020.

West led 35-22 after a strong first half. Logan Meyer and Neil Daily then extended that to 41-22 with back-to-back 3-pointers out of the break, followed by a lay-up from Paul Brott. Josh Erbacher, who led the Bears in scoring, then hit back-to-back 3s of his own to push the lead to 49-22 and put the game out of reach.

The win pushes West to 6-1 on the year, with its only loss coming to presumed Class AA favorite Missoula Hellgate. Senior falls to 2-4.