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had Flathead de- 22-19 psriod 43-41 six Choteau Halts Whitefish Bid By JIIU HARMON Inter Lake Sports Writer GREAT FALLS (ILNS) -The -The Whitefish High School Bulldogs were edged from the state Class early lead melt to a first period 21-13 deficit Choteau, scoring from the fast break, maintained the l e a throughout the second quarter B tournament competition by ;"p au i speedy Choteau quintet, 64-61, Saturday morning in a rough encounter encounter that saw seven players til Smith hit two free throws Hinman connected with a lay-up to cut the gap to 31-26. But Choteau's flashy left-handed forward, Dunckel, hit a basket to ,, ,, ., ,, ^ e srn , !lpp i' N ° rt hern Division five the final three quarters, but dropped the game at the free throw line, even though they hit more than 50 per cent of their gift tosses. Whitefish missed 19 46 free throws, while Choteau erred on only 12 of 37. A total of 50 fouls were called, 2(i'on Choteau and 24 on Whitefish, Whitefish, with four Choteau players and three Bulldogs collecting five Record^ K^fZ?"^ fouled out in the final quarter, .Robert Gefeller, Jay Dunckel, top- Ken Rustad and Duke Crary left National leave the game via the foul We. ; drop WhUe£iah seven points back After trailing 4-0 at the outset 33-2G, at halftime. The Bulldogs kept nipping away at ,the Choteau lead in third quarter and three times moved within f o u r points, 34-38 and 36-40, but were unable to halt Jackonetty, who preserved preserved the Choteau lead with three timely jump shots. Score at the end of the third period was 4943, 4943, in favor of Choteau. FOUL CONSISTENTLY The two clubs, fouling consistently consistently in the final quarter, exchanged exchanged point for point until Stoll hit his last of five long handers anu Buckland added free tosses with 17 seconds left for the final margin. Jim Baker, sidelined with two sprained ankles, played the last six minutes of the game,' after sitting out Friday's battle against Cut Bank. Stoll, subbing for Baker, Baker, and Smith carried the brunt of the Bulldog scoring at'tack with 14 points apiece. Stoll had six fielders and t\vo free tosses, while Smith had three from the field and eight from the charity line. . Buckland added 12 points and Mike McNeilly picked up 10. Choteau's Jackonetty was top scorer for the game with 21 on eight field goals and five free throws. of the first period, the Bulldogs rallied to take a 9-4 lead with five minutes remaining and held an 11-9 edge with 2^ minutes left in the first stanza. But the fast-breaking Choteau quintet caught fire and scorched the basket for 10 straight points to take a 21-13 first quarter lead that held. SECOND LOSS The loss was the second for Coach Eollie Schauble's Bulldogs In three games in the state championship championship playoffs. The Bulldogs, who hit their paak in the Northwestern Northwestern Divisional tournament earlier this month to win a berth in the state finals, had clobbered Roundup, 75-50, in their first, game Thursday ni«ht to move into, into, the semifinals, but Friday night the tail Cut Bank Wolves edged the locals out of the championship championship bracket with a narrow 51-40 win. The Bulldogs, playing Choteau for the right to play for third place Saturday night, otitscored Whitefish (51) Baker, f. Buckland, f. is 0 _ 4 Smith, f. 3 McNeilly, c. _ "I'.'.l 3 stoii, g. ;.._ 6 Knapton, g. _ o Paolini. g ..._ 0 Hinman, g. j TOTALS ,._ 17 27 24 It 0 4 S 4 2 4 2 1 3 5 4 5 5 0 1 the the Choteau (64) Gefeller, Bandow, Dunckel, c. Iff 1 i they i Choteau. Whitefish, unable to stop the as uncanny shooting of Choteau's iTony Jackonetty, who potted eight straight points in tv.'o minutes first quarter, saw their Snyder, c ,,. 0 McCracken, g. .._ _ 2 Jackonetty, g. ,, 8 Hanson, g. ..._ _ i Rustad, g. _. 2 Crary, g i P* i 5 0 3 I I 5 TOTALS _ 19 26 26 Score by quarters: WhitaOsh 13 13 17 13--«1 Choteau 21 12 IS 15--64

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  1. The Daily Inter Lake,
  2. 17 Mar 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 5

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