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in City meets 39- the Narrow One throws. Johnson was second with By JIM HARMON Inter Lake Sports Writer j i2 GREAT GREAT FALLS (ILNS) -- The' Whilefish played the entire game Whitefish High School Bulldogs I without Jim Baker, starting guard matched rebounds with tall Cut anc ' lon S-shot artist, who wasÂ· skle- Bank, but couldn't hang on to two ^ inec ' with' two sprained ankles jsecond quarter leads here Friday, Schanble used his entire bench, 'night, as they dropped a narrow while Cut Bank's starting quintet 51-48 decision to the fast-breaking Played the whole 32 minutes. The Northern Division champions in| Wolve s outscored the Bulldogs on the semifinals of the state Class B j fielcl goals, 20-16, but tournament. I left the floor with the cdgr c (free throws. .10-11. Each tc.'.:j- into the consolation bracket and matched them with Choteau Saturday Saturday morning for the right to play for third place Saturday night. Cut Bank, taking its, second lough win in two nights, advanced to the championship game against talented Anaconda Central. TRAIL SEVEN MINUTES Coach Rollie Schattble's quintet, Two Whitefish High School Â«Â·Â· : staying at the Rainbow Hou-: i Great Falls during the totirnaire- learned Friday morning I h n ' doesn't pay to go visiting i in a h:.- . tel without the "proper attire. T.2 pair, .barefoot, clad in pajamas under under their coats and with their h-iir in pin-curls, boarded.-the hotel e's- minus Jim Baker, but sparked b y j v a t o r on the second floor to go Mike MeNeilly, Doug Knapton and j l l p *Â° } ne fourth floor level to a 3G Pittsburgh, quar- Syracuse La- No- Gary Smith, trailed for seven m i n - j g i r l frien ''s room. But other pas- utes before big Mike hit a fieldi sengfers nacl already pushed the goal and two free throws to tie the j hlltt 9.Â« of the automatic elevator score at 12-12. Knap'on hit a f ield i Â£or Ule street floor and the elev:;- goal with 15 seconds left to keep tor z 'PPÂ«l clown, the door opa-ed the deadlock 14-14 at the end of a " d loft t n e embarrassed girls in the first period. j view of a group of hotal patror.s Knapton connected from the [ wailing to ' go lm ' side and McNeilly pumped in a j hook shot at the outset of the sec- Buckland i *f Whilefish (4S) . the Bulldogs McJCeMK-, - Â° ' ond stanza to give their first lead, 18-14. Jerry John- j smTih r Â° g'. son and Bob Frisbee hit from the Paoiina, V''l'.'.'.'.'.'l'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'"" ii field for Cut Bank to tie the score' "t'oii?TM: e : Â° again, but Knaplon dropped in a ' Phillips, g. free throw and McNeilly pumped Â° nn ' g ' " __ _ in another basket to give the Bull-; TOTALS _ is IG do^s a 21-18 cushion with five min-' Cut Bank (51) j g utes left in the first half. JFrisbe e r 'r 7 The lengthy Wolves retaliated bv w ''CQier, c."'".'"'."'!".'.'"" 2 *Â·*"--Â· '-' TnnHITr-II-l rr r. it Â·i 5 1 2 R 0 0 0 0 I Â·o 2 0 0 13 '(i n 4 0 n 48 to stepping up their first break with Frisbee and Mike Allen scoring lo boost Cut Bank into a 21-20 lead they never again lost. The Wolves continued the hot pace to push to a 30-25 halftime edge. The second half opened with both clubs concentrating on controlling controlling the ball and looking for positive openings. Guard Gary Smith pumped in two quick fielders fielders at the outset lo close the gap to 31-29, but the Cut Bank five hit Johnson, Bird, ft .1 : 2 0 a pf tp 2 11 4 Â· 17 3 6 2 12 TOTALS 20 Score by quarters: "'-"-Â«-Â·- 14 II :.. 14 IG 11 13 in 13--48 10--5 J Saints Will Play Wofves GREAT FALLS (UP) The four two-pointers and a pair o f t C u t Bank Wolves and Anaconda gift tosses to cushion their lead, 41-33-, late in the third period. Mc- iNeilly and Dan Paolini each hit a free throw for the Bulldogs lo cut the margin to 41-35 with eight minutes to play. The Bulldogs continued continued to chip into Cut Bank's lead as McNeilly and forward Lauren Lauren Buckland hit field goals to slice the margin to 42-39, with six minutes left. An exchange of baskets boosted the score to 44-41, then Smith sank two free throws to close the difference to 44-43 with 4'/2 minutes minutes left But big Glenn Wheeler, Cut Bank's six foot-five inch cen* ter, hit two baskets and Allen made a bucket arid two free throws for a 51-45 advantage. ; In a desperate, but unsuccessful last-rninute bid to snare the victory, victory, Paolini hit three straight free throws In the final 47 seconds to cut the margin to the final three points. WITHOUT BAKER McNeilly was high scorer for Whitefish for the second straight night, with four fielders and five free tosses foi' 13 points. Smith added 12 points on five buckets and two gift, tosses. Frisbee, husky Cut Bank forward, took g a m e scoring honors with 17 points on seven baskets and three free Central's Saints were to meet here Saturday night in the championship championship game of Montana's Class .B high school basketball tournament. Cut Bank advanced to the finals by defeating Whitefish 51-48 Friday Friday night after Anaconda Central had upset the favored Wolf Point Wolves 57-51 in the evening's opener. opener. .;;.. In Friday afternoon's games in the losers' bracket Shelby defeated defeated Roundup G9-55 and Choteau defeated Harlem 70-63. The Anaconda -Saints led by a single point, 13-12 at the end of the first period, but when the halftime halftime whistle blew Wolf Point was leading 29-25. The lead was narrower;, 45-42, at the third period. Sparked by guard Jim Murpjiy, who totaled 23 points, .the Saints pulled ahead of the Wolves in the fourth period and stayed there. : High man for the Wolves was Forward Larry Granbois with 12 and guard Luke Bushman was next with 10. . / : In the Shelby-Roundup after- nooner, Shelby guard John Eikel- biu-ner, scoring 27 points, displayed displayed speed which kept the Panthers in trouble during the first period. The quarter ended with Shelby in front 19-14--a five-point margin.