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Kyla Bohne leading Eureka after returning home for senior year

Kyla Bohne
Posted at 10:44 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 15:07:55-05

MISSOULA — Last week the Eureka girls basketball team dominated the Arlee Scarlets in a 55-8 victory.

The Lions were led in scoring by Kyla Bohne, a senior who is new to the Eureka Lions basketball team but not the town.

Bohne grew up in Lincoln County before moving away in seventh grade and now returning for her senior season.

"She sets a lot of stuff up for us, high-energy girl, great athlete," said Eureka head coach Ryan Holder. "Great player on the floor and off the floor so we’re very happy to have her. She kind of controls our offense. Very good scorer and a very unselfish player."

And Bohne has been the spark the Lions needed.

This season they're out to a nice 4-1 start with their only loss coming to defending co-state champion Missoula Loyola.

“It’s so fun," said Bohne. "I grew up with these guys and left in seventh grade and then was gone for all this time and just came back this year. We’re still just as close as we were before and I think we have really good team chemistry this year so that’s good.”

The Lions know they have a lot of season left and every game can be in jeopardy, but they know they have a special team.

“We’ve been working hard with those seniors for four years now," said Holder. "Our end goal is to make a state tournament, which we haven’t made for a long time. I think we can get there. We have a long way to go and we aren’t where we want to be just yet, but I’m happy with the progress we're making and again just happy to be playing in these times.”

The Lions hit the road to take on Bigfork on Thursday at 7 p.m.