Belt and Froid / Medicine Lake go 2-0
SHELBY – Day two of the Coyote Classic had no shortage of good games and dominating wins as we had more clashes between Class B and Class C teams from across the state in some exciting matches.
Boys: Belt 54 Florence 46
All-State shooting guard Bridger Vogl showed why he was dominant last year in North C as he led all scorers with 22. The Florence Falcons led at the break 18-17, but a 20-8 third quarter propelled the Huskies to class B football. State champions. Beau Neal of Florence scored 16 points, a record for the team.
Boys: Shelby 57 Froid / Medicine Lake 63
Both programs came off on a high note as the Froid / Medicine Lake Redhawks came off a quarter-final in Class C, bringing back the majority of their talent. They have also just won two consecutive victories for the 6-man state title. For Shelby, all eyes were on Griz commit, Rhett Reynolds and he didn’t disappoint.
Shelby did her best to get him to Reynolds early and often, but the Redhawks had too much firepower across the board as Javonne Nesbit, Tyler Wivholm and Brent Stentoft combined for 51 of 63 points. Reynolds had a record 24 points.
Girls: Belt 45 Florence 37
With a rich tradition of Class C victories, the Belt Huskies have sought to prove that they are still a force to be reckoned with in the North Division. However, the Florence Lady Falcons got off to a good start with an 11-point lead in the second quarter. The Huskies would tie him halfway though.
Decorated State Cross Country Champion and State Track and Field Champion Lindsey Paulson is said to deliver her energy to both ends of the ground to fly and reach the rim. She finished the night with a top 18 points on her way to victory.
The third day of the Coyote Classic will end on December 11.
Malta 54 Loyola 48
Fairfield 69 Three Forks 72
Malta 76 Loyola 63
Fairfield 26 Three Forks 35
Shelby 29 Cold / Medicine Lake 50