HELENA – Megan Lindbo had 12 points, Sydney Sheridan had a game-high 16, and the No. 2 Helena Capital girls defeated Kalispell Glacier 52-39 on Saturday afternoon.
Lindbo connected on three of six field goals and went 5-8 from the free throw line, hitting from the charity stripe in crunch time, to keep the Lady Bruins unbeaten. Capital defeated Kalispell Flathead on Friday.
“It was really huge for us and our defense got better each game,” Linbo said after the weekend sweep. “We got one percent better each game and we kept being a unit each game, which was really good for us.”
“I thought this was a must-win game if we wanted to stay at the top of the conference,” added Capital coach Bill Pilgeram. “You have to defend your home court, first and foremost, and we were able to do that. Glacier is a team that’s very hard to separate from. They play hard, they’re well-coached and they play good defense. I was proud of our girls.”
For the second straight night, Sheridan sparked Capital offensively, making all nine of her free throw attempts. All-state post Taylor Sullivan was forced to the bench with foul trouble, but Sheridan, Lindbo, Katie Culver and Kacie Gross made big shots in the second half.
Helena Capital improved to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Western AA, keeping pace with defending state champion and rival Helena High.
Glacier was led by Anna Schrade’s 13 points in the loss. The Wolfpack are 4-3, 0-2.