The Browning Lady Indians basketball team wreaked their revenge on the Ronan Maidens on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the BHS Tipi Dome, posting a great second half to put a 58-51 victory on the record. Weather issues canceled their scheduled appearance in Polson on Saturday, but that game has been rescheduled to be played in Polson on Monday, Feb. 15.
Both teams came out hot in the first half with the Maidens retaining an edge via three point shooting. But Browning came together in the second half to outscore the Maidens and claim the win.
“It was nice to have 12 healthy girls playing,” Coach Darryl “Poorboy” Croff said. “It was a great team win for us. We had four solid quarters – we slowed a little in the second quarter, but we regained our composure and handled ourselves down the stretch.”
All 12 players saw action, including some returning from injuries including Abby Bullcalf and Chalissa Kipp.
Tatum Running Crane led the way with 16 points, followed by Walker Running Crane with 15; Mecca Bullchild six Alena Burdeau four; Arena Matt, Mishayla Croff and Abby Bullcalf three; and Chalissa Kipp, Amari Calf Robe, Brailey Racine and Jerel Whitegrass with two points each.
With the season approaching its end, the remaining schedule for the Lady Indians is somewhat compressed. This week, they start with an away game at Columbia Falls on Saturday, Feb. 13, where freshmen start at 1 p.m., JVs at 2:30 and the varsity plays at 4 p.m. Then they’re off to Polson on Monday, Feb. 15, where the freshmen will start at 4 p.m., JVs at 5:30 and the varsity plays at 7 p.m.