Bulldogs looking for spark heading to Senior Night

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  • Mark Anderson fights off the Corvallis defenders during Friday night's home loss. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Ryan Kemm pulls up for the jumper against Corvallis on Friday at Whitefish High School. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Lee Walburn floats a layup against Corvallis on Friday at Whitefish High School. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

  • Mark Anderson fights off the Corvallis defenders during Friday night's home loss. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Ryan Kemm pulls up for the jumper against Corvallis on Friday at Whitefish High School. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Lee Walburn floats a layup against Corvallis on Friday at Whitefish High School. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Bulldogs have a chance to spark a run.

Following losses last week to Ronan, Browning and Corvallis, Whitefish will get a crack at rival Columbia Falls before heading to the district tournament Feb. 15.

“We played three good games and one terrible game. We still can’t string together four full quarters,” head coach Sean Duff said of last week.

“Moral victories at this point aren’t getting it done.”

It was a tough going for the Dogs last week, dropping all four of their games in a five-day span.

On Tuesday they put up a strong fight against Ronan, but fell to the Chiefs in a tight 73-65 overtime loss.

After scoring 31 in the final quarter to force the extra period, Whitefish managed only three points to the Chiefs’ 11 in overtime.

Dillon Botner led Whitefish scorers with 19.

On Thursday the Dogs traveled to Browning in a make-up game, but fell 89-73.

Browning exploded for 39 points in the first quarter of that game to put Whitefish down 22 after just eight minutes of play.

Lee Walburn led Whitefish with 26 points and Ryan Kemm added 22.

Finally, on Friday Corvallis took down the Dogs 58-44, despite Whitefish outscoring their opponent in the second half.

Walburn led Bulldog scoring with 16.

Whitefish will host Columbia Falls on Thursday for Senior Night and the final regular season game. That game will start at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s seniors are Noah Fauth, Brendy Peacock and Caleb Meehan.

Last time the two teams played, the Wildcats came out on top 57-37.

“They’ve got some weapons and they’re playing pretty good defense. We know what they do,” Duff said. “It’s senior night too ... we want our seniors to go out with a win. It’s their last game, on their home court, and hopefully we can win that for those kids.”

Whitefish 13 12 6 31 3 — 65

Ronan 6 13 15 28 11 — 73

Whitefish — Alex Keuylian 5, Jack Schwaiger 3, Brendyn Peacock 3, Mark Anderson 7, Sam Menicke 2, Ryan Kemm 14, Lee Walburn 12, Dillon Botner 19.

Ronan — Zeke Misa 26, Nate Dennis 5, Bubba Bush 4, Dallas Durheim 6, Jacob Gatch 2, Anthony Camel 30.

Whitefish 17 19 15 22 — 73

Browning 39 17 17 16 — 89

Whitefish — Alex Keuylian 6, Jack Schwaiger 3, Justin Conklin 2, Sam Menicke 6, Ryan Kemm 22, Lee Walburn 26, Dillon Botner 8.

Browning — Nano Stiffarm 12, Derek Loring 6, CJ Smith 2, James Gilham 6, D. Sharp 3, Ethan Running Crane 5, Peytan Crawford 2, Justin Burd 14, Deion Mad Plume 11, Tyree Whitcomb 16, Latrell BullChild 4, Trevon F. 4, Brandon Aimsback 4.

Corvallis 10 21 17 10 — 58

Whitefish 10 4 16 14 — 44

Corvallis — Caleb Whurlein 9, Ridge Albright 17, Ryal Jessop 18, Ryan Wiggins 4, Kobe Jessop 7, Jarrett Brown 3.

Whitefish — Jack Schwaiger 2, Caleb Meehan 1, Sam Menicke 5, Ryan Kemm 12, Lee Walburn 16, Dillon Botner 8.

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