Boys fifth- and sixth-grade basketball league starts season


The Miles City fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball league got started this week with two games on each Tuesday and Thursday nights.

Timber Wolves 8, Thunder Cats 8

The Timber Wolves broke open a close game with a big third quarter in their season-opener.

The Timber Wolves held a 6-4 lead at halftime, but then outscored the Thunder Cats 16-2 in the third quarter to blow the game open.

Jack Cline had 14 points to lead the Timber Wolves and also won the sportsmanship award. Cooper Austin had six points and Dylan Gibson added two.

Lauren McClain had four points to lead the Thunder Cats. Evan Miller and Tyrell Youngbear each had two points. Quinn Rogers won the sportsmanship award.

Triple Threats 21, Green Gunners 11

A big third quarter led the Triple Threats to the 10-point win in their first game.

The teams were tied at seven going into halftime, but the Triple Threats outscored the Green Gunnars 11-0 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

Jayden Venable had 10 points to lead the Triple Threats. Haden Warren had six and Dayton Helmts added five. Warren also won the sportsmanship award.

Kaden Koenig and Mason Harding each had four points to lead the Green Gunnars. Joel Christopherson added two points and Danny Anderson scored one. Anderson won the sportsmanship award.

Gagge Duncan, Keyan Donnelly, Quest Savery, Slade Tredway, Gabriel Trujillo and Logan Peila also play for the Triple Threats. They are coached by Sarina Venable and Amanda Warren.

Green Gunnars 28, Timber Wolves 12

The Green Gunnars jumped out to a big early lead and ran away with their first win of the season.

The Green Gunnars led 10-2 after the first quarter and 14-4 at halftime.

Joel Christopherson and Mason Harding each had eight points to lead a balanced Green Gunnars attack. Danny Anderson and Kaden Koenig each had four while Taegan Williams and Orin Muri each scored two. Christopherson won the sportsmanship award.

Jack Cline had six points to lead the Timber Wolves. Cooper Austin, Damian Leidholt and Anthony Ray each scored two. Austin also won the sportsmanship award.

Charlie Swogger and Jesse Chapweske also play for the Green Gunnars. They are coached by Jeff Harding and Ray Christopherson.

Kaid Campbell, Dylan Gibson, Casey Sparks, Blake Herzog and Bram Tally also play for the Timber Wolves. They are coached by Brett Tally and Steven Ray.

Blue Blazers 24, Thunder Cats 12

A big first quarter carried the Blue Blazers to a win in their first game of the season.

The Blue Blazers led 14-0 after the first quarter and cruised to the win.

Jess Bellows scored eight points to lead the Blue Blazers. Corbin Jerrell and Dylan Holmlund each had four points. Brenan Hager, Dylan Cain, Nathan Christopherson and Trace Strub each added two points. Hager won the sportsmanship award.

For the Thunder Cats, Evan Miller had six points, Baylee Negethon had four and Tyrell Youngbear added two. Cole Prell won the sportsmanship award.

Seth Decker also plays for the Blue Blazers. Norm Bellows and Murrey Selk coach the Blue Blazers.

Brooks Bosckis and Koby Wright also play for the Thunder Cats. They are coached by Brett Rogers and David Rogers.