FLORENCE -- On Friday, Florence hosted a Class B boys and girls basketball doubleheader as it welcomed Bigfork to town.
Florence boys 60, Bigfork 44
The boys game was close at the end of the first quarter with the Vikings holding a slim 14-11 lead, but Florence went on a 13-5 run in the second to give the Falcons an eight-point lead heading into the half. Florence senior Beau Neal who hit three straight 3-pointers in the quarter. The Falcons were able to keep the Vikings at bay and ended up winning the front end of the doubleheader 60-44.
Florence girls 50, Bigfork 40
The girls were featured in the night cap, and Florence jumped out to an early double-digit advantage, leading by as many as 11 points in the first quarter. Bigfork did make a little run in the second quarter, cutting into the deficit thanks to a couple of 3s from Isabella Santisteven and Audrey Buenz. The Falcons were able to hold off a Valkyrie run in the second half of the contest and walked out with the 50-40 win.