The Tipi Dome in Browning was host to Libby on Saturday, Jan. 9, complete with cheerleaders, athletes, officials and coaches, but absent fans in the stands. Nonetheless, the event was televised on the NFHS Network and watched by many as Browning was kept just out of reach of catching and overcoming the Loggers.
“We weren’t hitting much of anything,” Coach Dan Connelly said. “In the first half our offense worked well, but our defense was terrible. In the second half our defense stepped up, but we couldn’t hit even high percentage shots, and that’s how it’s been the last two games.”
Inaccuracy is the product of too little practice time since last March, the coach said. “It’s going to take time to get our legs under us,” he said, noting only two of his players were in double figures against Libby. “We need that third player,” he said.
Jesse Carlson led with 14 points, followed by Luke Juneau with 12. Cash LazyBoy had seven; Riley Cromwell four; Thunder Smith and Joe Bullshoe three; and Maurice Redhorn had two points.
This week, the Indians are on the road, first to Havre on Thursday, Jan. 14, when the freshmen start at 4 p.m., JVs at 5:30 and the varsity plays at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 16, they’re off to Columbia Falls for Northwestern A Conference games where the freshmen start at 1 p.m., JVs at 2:30 and the varsity plays at 4 p.m.