Dogs open with slam dunk over Eureka

Print Article

  • Dillon Botner fights down in the post against Eureka on Tuesday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

  • 1

    Lee Walburn rises up for the slam in a blowout win over Eureka last Tuesday. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

  • Dillon Botner fights down in the post against Eureka on Tuesday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

  • 1

    Lee Walburn rises up for the slam in a blowout win over Eureka last Tuesday. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

The shots were falling right away for the Dogs in their season-opening 72-36 thrashing of Eureka.

Whitefish opened the game with a 17-1 run over the Lions, including a one-handed slam by Lee Walburn on a fast break to ignite the crowd. The Dogs led 28-5 after one quarter and opened that up to a 44-13 lead at the half.

Eureka kept the next two quarters close, trailing just 28-23 in second-half scoring, but the big lead opened early on was too much to overcome.

Both Walburn and Ryan Kemm tallied 17 points for the Dogs. Alex Keuylian added 12 and Sam Menicke and Dillon Botner both grabbed eight rebounds each.

That scoring trend ran out over the weekend, however, as the Bulldogs fell to Dillon and Butte Central at the Tip-Off Tournament in Missoula over the weekend.

Whitefish scored only five points in the second quarter and two points in the fourth in a 50-31 loss to Dillon, and the Bulldogs didn’t crack double-digit scoring in a single quarter in a 55-20 blowout against Butte.

“Definitely some growing pains as expected this early in the year,” head coach Sean Duff said. “But we still believe we are a good team and can have a successful season.”

Whitefish will get back at it this week with a Northwest A conference opener in Polson on Friday before hosting Browning on Saturday.

Whitefish will play at 7:30 p.m. in Polson and 6:30 p.m. at Whitefish High School on Saturday.

Eureka 5 8 14 9 — 36

Whitefish 28 16 19 9 — 72

EUREKA — Austin Callender 2, AJ Pacella 13, Quade Anderson 6, Colton Cooper 5, Alex Lowe 1, Jake Kindel 9.

WHITEFISH — Alex Keuylian 12, Caleb Meehan 2, Brendyn Peacock 6, Mark Anderson 4, Sam Menicke 6, Ryan Kemm 17, Lee Walburn 17, Dillon Botner 8.

Dillon 18 10 10 12 — 50

Whitefish 13 5 11 2 — 31

Dillon: Michael Haverfield 26, A Lemieux 9, J Fitzgerald 6, C Allison 5, B Rakich 2, T Walker 2.

Whitefish: Dillon Botner 10, Lee Walburn 9, Sam Menicke 8, M Anderson 4.

Butte Central 19 12 16 8 — 55

Whitefish 6 3 7 4 — 20

Butte Central: Luke Heaphy 13, Matt Simkins 12, Dan McCloskey 12, Cade Holter 6, Braden Harrington 5, Trevor Neumann 3, Aaron Richards 2, Dylan Sestrich 2.

Whitefish: Alex Keuylion 5, Ryan Kemm 4, Lee Walburn 4, Sam Menicke 3, Noah Fauth 2, Mark Anderson 2.

Print Article

Read More

Christmas Stroll downtown Friday

December 07, 2018 at 11:41 am | Whitefish Pilot The holiday season begins in Whitefish on Friday with the annual Christmas Stroll downtown. Events run from 5 to 9 p.m. for old-fashioned holiday fun and shopping for the annual event hosted by the...

Comments

Read More

Resort opens with skiing on north side

December 05, 2018 at 3:02 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish Mountain Resort will open for its 71st season on Thursday, Dec. 6. New snow coupled with cold temperatures have set the stage for opening day, according to the resort, with north side skii...

Comments

Read More

Food bank volunteers butcher donations of meat

December 05, 2018 at 1:43 pm | Whitefish Pilot A group of volunteers at North Valley Food Bank on a recent Friday morning worked quickly and efficiently to butcher donated meat that would later be distributed to those in need. There might be si...

Comments

Read More

Nonprofit leaders seek to increase adaptive outdoor recreation opportunities

December 05, 2018 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot DREAM Adaptive’s leaders have a vision for the nonprofit to expand its services in the coming years. Executive Director Julie Tickle and Director of Development Naomi Morrison want to break down ev...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 862-3505
312 E. Second Street
Whitefish, MT 59937

©2018 Whitefish Pilot Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X