Unbeaten Choteau Boys Favored In Malta
MALTA – Defending state champion Choteau appears to be a solid favorite as the Northern B Divisional boys’ basketball tournament gets underway here Thursday.
The Choteau Bulldogs are 20-0 this season and haven’t lost in two years.
Choteau meets Glasgow (8-12) in the tournament opener at 1 p.m., followed at 2:30 by a clash between Shelby (11-9) and Malta (17-3).
Thursday night at 6:30, Poplar (12-8) takes on Conrad (8-14). Then at 8 Harlem (7-14) meets Fairfield (11-10).
Two spots in the State B boys’ tournament, slated in two weeks, are at stake.
UM, MSU men’s teams on road
The Montana Grizzlies and Weber State Wildcats are tied for first place in the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball race, and they’ll have something to do about it this weekend.
The Grizzlies, 11-2 in Big Sky play and 16-8 overall, are at Idaho State (8-5, 13-12) Thursday night at 7, while Weber State (11-2, 19-7) plays host to the Montana State Bobcats (7-6, 12-13).
Both games tip off at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Montana is at Weber and Montana State plays at Idaho State.
Cat, Griz women’s teams play at home
Montana State’s Bobcats will try to maintain their hold on first place in the Big Sky Conference women’s basketball standings this weekend as coach Tricia Binford’s team plays a pair of home games in Bozeman.
The Bobcats, 12-2 in league play and 19-6 overall, play host to Weber State (10-4, 18-7) Thursday night at 7. The Cats need one more victory to secure a first-round bye in the Big Sky tournament, slated next week in Reno, Nev.
The Montana Lady Griz (9-5, 16-9) are home in Missoula Thursday night as coach Robin Selvig’s club plays host to Idaho State (6-8, 13-12).
On Saturday, Weber visits UM and Idaho State is at MSU.
Bobcat Football Plans Annual Junior Day
BOZEMAN – The Montana State football program hosts its annual Junior Day program on April 2, open to high school football players entering their senior seasons in the fall of 2016.
Bobcat coaches host rising seniors interested in college football to provide information on the recruiting process and what to expect at the Division I level and in the Montana State University program. In addition to information, attendees have the opportunity to interact with the MSU coaching staff.
The Junior Day program begins at 1 p.m., and is free. Anyone interested is asked to RSVP at (406) 994-5694, and those attending are asked to meet before 1 p.m. on the west side of Bobcat Stadium, below the press box.