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Cut Bank freshman Chevy Burdeau uses his body to keep the ball away from Browning’s Blayne DeRoche as he attacks the basket Friday night in Cut Bank.

The Cut Bank Wolves had a tough weekend of basketball, losing to both Browning and Choteau. Friday night the Wolves hosted Browning. Browning’s pressure blitzed the Wolves early and they never eased up. “Their pressure caused numerous turnovers all night long. We had a tough time taking care of the ball and they ended up with a ton of easy baskets,” said coach Josh Larson. 

Cut Bank settled in a bit defensively in the second quarter, but still trailed 33-15 at the half. Cut Bank rebounded a little better in the second half, but turnovers continued to be a problem and Browning pulled away with a 77-33 victory. 

Devin Gobert led the Wolves scoring with 14. Following him were Cody Racki 6, Coalter Littrell 4, Justin Crowe 3, Damien Burke 3, and Dayne Barbie 2.

Saturday evening saw the Choteau Bulldogs visit the Willie DeGroot Gymnasium. Another slow start really hurt the Wolves as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 9-0 lead. Cut Bank chipped away at the lead, however, turnovers plagued the Wolves yet again. 

“We are really struggled handling ball pressure. Turnovers mixed with foul trouble got us into a hole we couldn’t dig ourselves out of,” stated Larson. Choteau’s hot shooting continued in the second half as they would win going away, 67-41. 

Hayden Harrell led Cut Bank with 10 points. Rounding out the scoring was Gobert 6, Dawson Vasboe 5, Crowe 4, Littrell 4, Racki 4, Barbie 3, Chevy Burdeau 3, and Will Sewell 2.

Cut Bank concludes its regular season with two conference contests. Friday the Wolves travel to Shelby, while Saturday they host Great Falls Central. 

The Wolves invite everyone to join them on Saturday as they celebrate Cut Bank seniors Devin Gobert, Coalter Littrell, Cody Racki, Hayden Harrell, Jetro Sanchez, Justin Crowe, and Manager Sydnei Littrell.

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