Saturday, January 20, 2018

Trey Ostrum puts up a shot.

Cougar boys win streak snapped in triple OT

The first time the Columbus boys played the Shepherd Mustangs this year, the Cougars held the Mustangs scoreless in the first quarter, leading to a 53-38 Cougar win.
In Saturday’s rematch, the ‘Stangs were not as obliging, leading through much of the game and finally prevailing 73-69 in a three overtime thriller. The loss snapped the Columbus winning streak at six.
Shepherd was led by senior John Mushaben’s 31 points, including a critical 3-pointer that knotted the score late in the second overtime. Columbus countered with 30 points from Tanner Osborne, as the junior scored consistently on the inside.
But the Cougars could not hang on to leads, including a 51-45 lead with three minutes left in regulation when junior Ryland Stampfel put back a missed shot. Columbus also held a 65-61 early in the third overtime before Shepherd rallied for the win.
Friday, the Columbus boys subdued Red Lodge 62-40.
The Columbus girls could not parlay any momentum from winning two games last weekend and dropped 46-33 and 46-36 decisions to Red Lodge and Shepherd. Scoring droughts early in both games doomed the Cougars as the team only managed twelve points in each of the first halves.
Both Cougar teams host class A Laurel Thursday then hit the road for Three Forks on Saturday.

Red Lodge 4 9 11 16 —  40
Columbus  12  17  17 16 —  62
RL: Brendan Conners 5, Logan Beck 19, Ridge Tomlin 4, Gunnar Nelson 2, Kole Kelly 3, Moritz Little 2, Nik Hardiman 3, Elias Louma 2.
C: Kade Osborne 14, Keifer McKay 11, Trey Ostrum 8, Tanner Osborne 15, Ryland Stampfel 1, Andrew Wells 4, Jackson Booth 6, Brady Exner 3.

Shepherd 11 13 11 16 3 7 12 —  73
Columbus11 16  17  7  3  7   8 —  69
S: Hanson 7, Murray 7, Nebel 11, John Mushaben 31, Torgerson 3, Salveson 3, Feurstein 11. 
C: Kade Osborne 14, K. McKay 7, Ostrum 12, Tanner Osborne 30, Stampfel 6.
Red Lodge 7  18 10 11 —  46
Columbus  2  10  4  17 —  33
RL: P. Cortner 3, A. Allen 9, J. Purcell 8, S. Kraemer 4, L. Wipplinger 2, N. Hilderman 15, Z. Cortner 2, K. Prather 3.
C: Kyla Rouane 10, Hailey Campbell 3, Carli Dyba 4, Rachel Ault 7, Courtney Martinez 9.

Shepherd  11 8 11 16 —  46
Columbus   5  7  12  12 —  36
S: Murray 13, Hinkle 4, Emily Millard 21, McRae 8. 
C: Tana House 6, Kyla Rouane 4, Hailey Campbell 6, Madi Sindelar 2, Carli Dyba 2, Rachel Ault 13, Courtney Martinez 3. 

District 4B Standings Girls
Shepherd 7-3 5-1
Red Lodge 8-2 4-1
Columbus 3-5 2-3
Huntley 4-5 2-3
Roundup 4-6 2-3
Joliet 1-8 0-4

Boys
Columbus 6-2 4-1
Huntley 5-5 4-1
Shepherd 7-3 4-2
Joliet 4-5 2-2
Roundup 3-7 1-4
Red Lodge 2-8 0-5