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Bigfork boys still the team to beat in Class B; Missoula Loyola girls pick up big home win

Posted at 10:27 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 18:59:16-05

MISSOULA – On Tuesday night, the Bigfork boys and girls basketball team traveled to Missoula to take on the Loyola Rams and Breakers.

In the girls game, it was close from the tip to the final buzzer. Bigfork held the lead nearly the entire third quarter, but in the fourth Loyola’s offense turned on the jets and took the game over. Freshman Lani Walker played great defense in the fourth quarter, forcing two turnovers and adding a pair of buckets. The Breakers defeated Bigfork, 62-56.

In the boys game, it ended close, but Bigfork dominated most of the contest. Right off the bat, the Vikings went on a 12-2 run to open the game. Loyola had troubles hitting from outside, so it worked the ball inside and found success with Cooper Waters. Loyola had a small comeback down the stretch, but it was too little too late. Bigfork’s Logan Gilliard was on fire all night, finishing with a game-high 27 points. The Vikings held off Loyola, 70-65.