Hamilton Battles Corvallis to Two Basketball Victories
Though both Hamilton Broncs and Lady Broncs trailed during their Thursday night basketball games, the two teams defeated the Corvallis Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils.
For the boys, the Hamilton Broncs were at the Corvallis gym and the game went into double overtime to decide the winner. After one quarter, Hamilton led 10 to 2, and at the half the Broncs were ahead 20 to 14. Then in the 3rd quarter, the Blue Devils went on a 10 to 3 scoring run and were suddenly leading the game. Corvallis was ahead by one at the end of the third period, 24 to 23. The teams were tied at the end of regulation 36 to 36. After a frustrating overtime period, they were still tied with each team only scoring one point. They started the second overtime period knotted at 37, but the Broncs began to hit the basket and added some free throws to the tally to end the game 48 to 37.
Meanwhile, at the Hamilton gym, the Hamilton Lady Broncs were ahead by one point at the end of the first period 10 to 9, but Corvallis was leading at the half by one point 18 to 17. The Lady Broncs gained an 8-point lead during the 3rd quarter and were ahead by 8 beginning the final period 29 to 21. They stayed in the lead for the rest of the game and finished with a score of Hamilton Lady Broncs 38 over the Lady Blue Devils 27. The Lady Broncs are now 5 and 0 on the season.
The Broncs and Lady Broncs will battle Columbia Falls Saturday at 4pm. The boys will be in Hamilton and the girls will be in Columbia Falls. KLYQ will bring you play-by-play of the boys game, with updates from the Lady Broncs. The game can be heard on your cellphone with the free KLYQ app, online at www.klyq.com and on 1240 AM KLYQ Radio.