BELGRADE — Three Forks and Big Timber squared off for a third time this season on Saturday, this time with a pair of titles on the line.
The Three Forks girls kept Big Timber at bay, beating the Sheepherders, 51-42, led in part by Kyle Olson’s 30 points.
“Last night, I literally slept until like 11 a.m., and I think that definitely helped. I knew (Friday) was really rough for me, and so I knew I had to come back, get more energy, and make up for what I didn’t have (Friday),” Olson said about her performance on Saturday.
“We’ve had a few weekends that have been pretty tough this last month. Things weren’t looking real good for us, but they kept working hard every day, kept believing in what we do and how we do it,” Three Forks head coach Mike Sauvageau said. “We had a lot of stars at different times the last three nights, so I couldn’t be prouder.”
On the boys side, the game ended in dramatic fashion. After one overtime, Big Timber held onto its undefeated record and beat Three Forks, 54-50.
Big Timber’s Kell Schwers led all scorers with 19 points. Teammate Ethan Bullock, a Montana State football commit, added 14 points and 5 rebounds. Three Forks got 17 points from Paden Lynn and a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double from Colter Miller.
All four teams will play at the Southern B divisional tournaments in Billings Feb. 28-Mar. 2.