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Badgers hammer Stillwater, 75-36

by EMILY BONSANT
Staff Writer | January 16, 2023 2:00 PM

KALISPELL — Bonners Ferry boys basketball (10-1) defeated the Stillwater Christian Cougars by nearly a 40-point margin on Friday, Jan. 13.

The Badgers leaped ahead in the first quarter with 22 points against the Cougars’ nine. The Badgers kept up the pace scoring 21 points in the second and leading 43-16 at halftime.

The last time that Bonners Ferry and Stillwater Christian met during the 2020-21 season opener, the Badgers won, 67-55.

Bonners Ferry head coach Nathan Williams said it was a great team win.

“We played really good defense and rebounded well,” he said.

The Badgers have been working on rebounding and good defense especially after close games, like against St. Maries and Moscow earlier this month, Williams said. The team has a season goal to hold their opponent to 50 points a game, which they have succeeded in against nine teams this season, he added.

Asher Williams led the contest and led the Badgers with 25 points.

Luke Frampton led the Cougars with 17 points, with nine points coming from three-pointers.

The Badgers play Friday at home at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. against Lakeside (Plummer) for Senior Night.

Bonners Ferry 22 21 17 15 — 75

Stillwater Christian 9 7 16 4 — 36

Bonners Ferry: E. Blackmore 11, Henslee 4, Petesch 9, A. Williams 25, Th. Bateman 0, Hammons 0, Tr. Bateman 14, Schulte 2, B.Blackmore 10.

Stillwater: Elam 0, Colley 0, Edgerty 0, McNealy 2, Pond 0, Frampton 17, Banzet 0, Co Miller 0, Ca. Miller 2, Showback 2, Linn 1, Strobel 11, Wolf 1.

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(Photo by: EMILY BONSANT)

Eli Blackmore with a jump shot against St. Maries earlier in the season.

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(Photo by: EMILY BONSANT)

Braeden Blackmore shooting a three-pointer against St. Maries earlier in the season.

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