It was a tough weekend for the Bulldogs, who dropped two conference battles.
On Friday Whitefish headed to Polson to take on the Pirates.
Despite opening up the game on an 8-0 run, Polson roared back with a 13-0 run of their own and led at half 28-13.
The Pirates’ Shade Main dropped 12 of his 21 points during the third quarter, putting the game out of reach for the Bulldogs.
Whitefish fell 57-26.
Lee Walburn led the team in scoring with 13.
The following night ended with a heartbreaking loss in a close game against Browning.
The Dogs again opened with a big run, going up 14-2 to start the game.
Whitefish appeared in control, but the Indians started using a full-court press in response.
A host of turnovers by Whitefish had Browning back in it, and the teams were tied heading into the fourth quarter.
Deadlocked at 54 apiece, Derek Loring nailed a clutch three-pointer for Browning to take the lead. Browning went on to win 59-54.
Walburn again led in scoring with a game-high 24 points.
Whitefish will host Libby on Thursday. That game will start at 7:15 p.m.
The Bulldogs need to get the ball rolling in conference play soon. Right now they sit at 1-4 overall and 0-1 in conference.
A win against Libby (2-2, 0-2) would start moving Whitefish up the ranks in Northwest A standings.
Whitefish had been set to play at Frenchtown Tuesday, but the game was canceled due to weather. It will be rescheduled.
Browning 10 15 14 20 — 59
Whitefish 15 10 14 15 — 54
BROWNING: Nano Stiffarm 10, Derek Loring 12, James Gilham 2, Ethan Running Crane 6, Justin Burd 7, Tyree Whitcomb 8, Taylan Edwards 5, Brandon Aims Back 9.
WHITEFISH: Alex Keuylian 5, Sam Menicke 6, Ryan Kemm 8, Lee Walburn 24, Dillon Botner 11.
Whitefish 8 5 8 5 — 26
Polson 13 15 20 9 — 57
WHITEFISH — Alex Kueylian 3, Sam Menicke 2, Ryan Kemm 5, Lee Walburn 13, Dillon Botner 3.
POLSON — Parker Toth 1, Asa Askan 6, Robin Erickson 2, Ryker Wenderoth 2, Bo Kelley 6, Connor Lanier 13, Shade Main 21, Trevor Schultz 4, Sam Schultz 2.