Thatcher scores 10 as Montana tops Wyoming

Thatcher scores 10 as Montana tops Wyoming
Central guard Kloie Thatcher looks to pass inside during Butte Central's semifinal game against Hardin at the Class A State tournament in Great Falls. (Butte Sports file photo)

SHERIDAN — Team Montana saw three players score in double figures Friday night as the Big Sky State beat Wyoming 61-37 in the first half of the Midland Roundtable Montana-Wyoming All-Star Basketball Series at Sheridan College.

Recent Butte Central graduate Kloie Thatcher scored 10 points to help Montana grab the win. Thatcher will take her talents to Rocky Mountain College this fall.

The Montana girls led 27-17 at halftime before breaking the game open with a 20-8 run in the third quarter.

Kylie Frohlich of Missoula Sentinel led Montana in scoring. The future University of Montana player tossed in 11 points.

Dillon’s Brynley Fitzgerald, a future Montana State Bobcat, joined thatcher with 10 points.

Montana, which is coached by Rocky Mountain College Wes Keller, also got eight points from Twin Bridges star Kailee Oliverson, six from Helena Capital’s Taylor Sullivan, five from Three Forks’ Shainy Mack and Sentinel’s Jordyn Schweyen, four from Helena High’s Kamden Hilborn, and two from Belt’s Dani Urick.

The series is in its 22nd year. Montana now leads 30-13.

The Montana girls will go for the sweep at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Rocky Mountain College.

Montana’s boys won 76-63. They’ll go for the sweep at 7:30 Saturday.

MONTANA — Kailee Oliverson 8, Brynley Fitzgerald 10, Kylie Frohlich 11, Kamden Hilborn 4, Shainy Mack 5, Jordyn Schweyen 5, Taylor Sullivan 6, Kloie Thatcher 10, Dani Urick 2.
WYOMING — Kierra Cutright 4, Mollie Wilson 4, Maddi Hieb 5, Kristy Dick 2, Haley McDermott 2, Emmery Wagstaff 10, Maddy Vinich 6, Mariah Robinson 4.
Montana         12        15        20        14 — 61
Wyoming        7         10          8        12 — 37

No other statistics available.

Montana 76, Wyoming 63
— Montana: Garrison Rothwell 2, Sam Vining 7, Mack Anderson 16, Sam Beighle 14, Connor Kieckbusch 5, David Evans 10, T.J. Reynolds 11, Dawson Fowler 6, Trent Mikalatos 5.
WYOMING — Wyoming: Hayden Peterson 8, Chase Critchfield 12, Trey Hladky 19, Aaron Woodward 8, Willie Jones 11, Nathan Burman 2, Dawson Miessler 3.
Montana         23        22        13        18 — 76
Wyoming       10        17        21        15 — 63

No other statistics available.

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