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Hoop business has been good for Trotters


February 13, 2020

The Plains Trotters have quietly been going about their basketball business efficiently this season without a whole lot of fanfare.

Now that the tournament season is looming, maybe that scenario is about to change. Coach Eddi Fultz and his Trotters could be about ready to start making some noise.

“We’ve been hanging out in third place and playing pretty well all season,” Fultz said. “Our only conference losses have been to the No. 4 and No. 6 Class C teams (Charlo and Hot Springs) in the state, another loss was to the No. 8 Class B team (Thompson Falls) and our only other loss was to a team (Seeley-Swan) that has lost only to those two rated C teams as well.

“We have actually had a pretty good season to this point at least,” he added, not mentioning the fact that Seeley-Swan, at 14-2 is also poised to enter Class C’s top ten rankings`, “but it would be nice to pick it up a notch here late in the season.”

The Trotters split District 14C conference games last week, falling 69-50 to Hot Springs in Plains Thursday and cruising past St. Regis 48-36 in St. Regis Friday.

Now 4-4 in 14C action and 10-6 overall, the Trotters will wrap up regular season play this week with a pair of 14C contests, hosting Noxon Friday and taking on Two Eagle River in Pablo Saturday.

The usual suspects led Plains in their games last week.

Senior Kylee Altmiller, who recently signed with Providence College in Great Falls to play volleyball, led the Trotters with 15 points against Hot Springs. One of the top freshmen in the league, Kimmy Curry added 11, Krystena Boes scored eight, Lexa Craft six, Celsey VonHeeder four, Kaylah Standeford three, Carlie Wagoner two and Mia Loberg one.

See other story for Hot Springs scoring.

At St. Regis, Altmiller was good for 14 points to lead Plains, Curry and Boes canned eight each, Standeford seven, Craft and VonHeeder four apiece and Loberg three.

Sunny Shoupe led St. Regis with 16 points and Macy Hill added eight.


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