DGS finishes strong to claim third over Tri-City

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DGS’s Zane Smith puts up a shot along the baseline.

Photo by Doreen Heintz

Bearcats battle Chinook at divisional

In a classic tale of two halves, the Denton-Geyser-Stanford Bearcats started slow but finished on fire Saturday night against the Tri-City Titans in consolation action at the 8C Tournament.
Coach Wyatt Woodhall’s Bearcats got down early to their rivals from Hobson, Moore, Judith Gap, and trailed by seven with just over two minutes to play in the first half. But that is when Sean Bronec and his DGS teammates flipped a switch. The 6-3 Bronec scored twice to end the second period then joined the scoring barrage in the third as teammates Clay Hill and Kordell Carpenter lit up the Titans from inside and out on a 23-2 scoring run that put DGS up 43-29 heading into the final period of play.
Bronec led all scorers with 24 as the Bearcats punched their ticket to divisionals with a 64-48 victory.
In addition to Bronec, Carpenter also finished in double figures for DGS with 12 points. Other scorers included Riley Donaldson 9, Zane Smith 6, Hill 5, Rhet Woodhall 4, Cameron Cali 1, and Tyrell Morris 1.
The Titans were led by Hayden Heilig with 16, followed by Tayt Hansen with 7, Mathew Eike and Jack Hickey with 5, Austin Grove with 3 and Zachary Thomas, Sawyer Connerton, Brandon Bergum, Jacob McAllister and Garrett Haynie with 2 each.
The DGS victory earned them a trip to the Northern C Divisional, which will be held Wednesday through Saturday at Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.
The Bearcats open against Chinook at 5:30 on Wednesday. The Sugarbeeters dispatched North Star 48-24 at the 9C tournament in Havre to finish third. The winner of Chinook-DGS will move on to play 10C champion Sunburst on Thursday morning at 11



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