Glacier Boys Grab First Place from Sentinel

Glacier post Jaxen Hashley makes a basket on a lob pass against Missoula Sentinel on Saturday. (Aaric Bryan / Daily Inter Lake)

The Glacier boys held off a strong effort from Missoula Sentinel to take sole possession of first place in the Western AA basketball conference on Saturday, topping the Spartans 61-50 at home.

The Wolfpack (13-1 overall, 6-0 Western AA) worked out to a 16-12 lead after the first quarter and 24-21 at half, but never truly pulled away until the fourth quarter, scoring 25 points in the frame while sinking free throws to ice the game.

The win broke a tie between the two teams at the top of the conference, giving the Wolfpack a one-game lead on Sentinel (8-6, 5-1) with six games to play.

Caden Harkins had a team-high 17 points for Glacier and Jaxen Hashley had 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Sam Beiggle led Sentinel with 18 points and Brayden Danzinger had 11 points.

Sentinel 12 9 9 20 — 50

Glacier 16 8 12 25 — 61

Glacier guard Tadan Gilman collides with Missoula Sentinel senior Ethan Jones as he puts up a shot on the fast break during the second quarter at Glacier on Saturday. ((Aaric Bryan / Daily Inter Lake)

SENTINEL — Will Mytty 6 0-1 12, Mitch Roberts 2 2-4 6, Brayden Danzinger 3 3-3 11, Ethan Jones 0 2-2 2, Sam Beiggle 6 3-3 18, Griffin Line 0 1-2 1. Totals: 17 11-15 50.

GLACIER — Collin Kazmier 2 2-2 6, Caden Harkins 2 12-14 17, Brec Rademacher 1 0-0 3, Kody Jarvis 1 0-0 3, Jaxen Hashley 5 6-12 16, Jerimiah Martin 1 2-2 5, Pat O’Connell 1 0-3 2, Tadan Gilman 4 0-2 9. Totals: 17 22-35 61.

3-point goals—Sentinel 5-22 (Beiggle 3, Danzinger 2), Glacier 5-11 (Harkins, Rademacher, Jarvis, Martin, Gilman). Rebounds—Sentinel 15 (Mytty 4), Glacier 21 (Hashley 12). Total fouls—Sentinel 27, Glacier 16. Fouled out—Gilman.

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