TOWNSEND — Kell Schwers had a game-high 20 points, half of them in the opening quarter, as the Big Timber boys kept their undefeated record intact with a 56-23 win over Townsend on Friday night. The Herders improved to 12-0 overall and 6-0 in District 5B play with the win.
Schwers got Big Timber off to a fast start, hitting four field goals, one a 3-pointer, to go with a free throw in the first period. The Herders led 19-6 after the first eight minutes of play, with Ethan Bullock adding six of his 14 points. Shayden King scored six points of his own in the second period to lift Big Timber to a 34-11 halftime advantage.
Schwers added his final seven points in the third before coach Dan Smart cleared the bench. The Herders held Townsend to only nine made field goals on the night. Louis Ingalls led the Bulldogs with six points on a pair of 3-pointers.
In the late game, the Townsend girls held on to their unbeaten record in a 43-33 victory. The Bulldogs scored the game’s first 14 points, leading 14-0 after the first quarter, and held off multiple Big Timber runs to earn the win.
Townsend moved to 11-0, 6-0 on the season.
Tavia Rooney scored six points in the opening period, while Charlotte Watson and Taylor Noyes each hit 3s to help build the 14-0 advantage. Rooney had a game-high 20 points, while Watson finished with seven.
Sydney Prather found Hailee Brandon for a Big Timber bucket underneath to end the run, eventually outscoring the Bulldogs 15-7 to claw within 21-15 at halftime. Prather had seven points in the quarter to lead the Big Timber charge. She finished with 11, while Brandon had 10.
Rooney added six points in the third, as Townsend jumped back in front by as many as 13, before eventually settling on the 10-point win.
Townsend travels to Choteau for a nonconference affair on Saturday, while Big Timber is off until next Friday when the Herders host Columbus.