Shambo scores 23 points to lift T-birds to 70-59 win over Bears
By Jason Shoot
Facing a 10-point deficit early in the third quarter last
night at the Havre High gym, Shawn Shambo and his
Hays-Lodgepole teammates decided they had finally had
Shambo scored a game-high 23 points 11 in the third
period to lead the Thunderbirds to a 70-59
come-from-behind victory over Box Elderin the first round of
the District 9C divisional basketball tournament.
In Thursday's other tournament pairing, Gage Brumwell
scored 19 points to pace Big Sandy's 77-47 rout of Turner in
a loser-out contest.
HAYS-LODGEPOLE 70, BOX ELDER 59 After Craig Gopher
converted a three-point play to put the Bears ahead 38-28
with six minutes remaining in the third period,
Hays-Lodgepole scored 16 of the next 23 points over the next
four minutes to close within 45-44.
Gopher, who finished with a game-high 24 points, made two
more free throws, but Shambo made a 3-pointer and added two
free throws of his own to give the T-birds a 49-47 lead.
H-L outscored Box Elder 19-10 in the final period to pull
Also for the T-birds, Willie Kirkaldie scored 17 points and
Russel Doney added 12.
Joe Don Demontiney added 12 points for the Bears.
BIG SANDY 77, TURNER 47 Brumwell made 9 of 11 attempts
from the floor to lead the Pioneers, who made 32 of 63
Jackson Burke had 12 points, and Daniel Weaver and Chris
Yirsa each added 11 for Big Sandy, which led 23-8 after the
Michael VanVoast scored 14 points, and Robert VanVoast