KJ Johnson

By Fritz Neighbor – Daily Inter Lake

The Wolfpack boys built a big lead on the boards and kept at it, winning that battle 35-18.

“We have three things we always talk about winning the battles within the game,” Glacier (2-1) coach Mark Harkins said. “Free throws is one, rebounds is another and turnovers. Rebounds was a key and I thought they did a good job tonight.”

Engellant, the lone wolf left from the 2017-18 State AA championship team, hit a 3-pointer to cap a 19-6 start by the Pack.

Teammate Weston Price added 12 points and seven boards. Keifer Spohnhauer and Jaxson Olsen added nine points each to a balanced attack.

“It’s kind of a position-less squad,” Harkins said of his team. “We have Drew playing the point guard position and also the five (center) , and we have other guys doing that. There’s a huge ceiling for these guys. I’m excited to see where they go.”

Glacier heads to Bozeman for a non-league boys’ game Friday.

Allec Knapton scored 12 points and snared five rebounds for the Wildcats (1-3).

Columbia Falls 7 16 10 5 – 38

Glacier 9 18 11 14 – 62

COLUMBIA FALLS – Danny Henjum 4, Dillon Shipp 3, Allec Knapton 12, Jack Price 4, William Dyon 5, Cade Morgan 4, Jake Bulawsky 4, Mason Peters 2.

GLACIER – Michael Schwarz 6, Drew Engellant 10, Weston Price 12, KJ Johnson 5, Keifer Spohnhauer 9, Jaxson Olsen 9, Colin Presnell 3, JT Allen 2, Dillon Riffle 3, Luke Bilau 1.