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Boys hoops: 5th-6th grade tournament starts tonight
Call it the Little Dance.
The Miles City fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball program concluded the regular season on Thursday with a pair of games, and will start the first round of their season-ending tournament today at the Custer County District High School gymnasium.
The action begins at 6:30 p.m. when the third-seeded Orange Ballers play thefourth-seeded Gremlins at 6:30 p.m.
The Thundercats earned the No. 2 seed, and will play the fifth-seeded Green Machines at 7:30 p.m.
The Gray Beards earned the No. 1 seed and a bye in the first found. They’ll play at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday against the winner of the game between the Orange Ballers and Gremlins game.
The tournament concludes on Thursday with the championship game slated for 7:30 p.m.
The Gray Beards and the Thundercats were winners in Thursday action.
Gray Beards 26
Orange Ballers 19
The unbeaten Gray Beards built a 12-point lead over three quarters and held on for the win over the Orange Ballers on Thursday.
Ryder Lee led the winners with eight points, while Payton Kuntz netted a game-high 11 points for the Orange Ballers.
Caiden Haycock won the sportsmanship award for the Gray Beards, while Ira Glade was the winner for the Orange Ballers.
Gray Beards 10 6 8 2 - 26
Orange Ballers 4 4 2 9 - 19
Gray Beards (26) — Ryder Lee 8, Sampson Hostman 0, Josh Daniels 0, Garrett Waterman 6, Jackson Whicker 4, Logan Muri 0, Gavyn Palmer 0, Karston Miller 2, Caiden Haycock 6.
Orange Ballers (19) — Anthony Moorehead 0, Dylan Gundlach 0, Riley Cline 8, Dillon Donnelly 0, Payton Kuntz 11, John Michaelson 0, Boone Doeden 0, Gage Gunther 0, Ira Glade 0.
Mathew Ray poured in 16 points, including six in the decisive fourth quarter, as the Thundercats came from behind to beat the Gremlins.
Ed Brooks scored 17 of the Gremlins’ 20 points.
Daylond Gamboa was the sportsmanship award winner for the Thundercats, while Kyle McAvoy was the Gremlins’ honoree.
Thundercats - 6 6 2 8 - 22
Gremlins - 6 0 9 5 - 20
Thundercats (22) — Marcus Zarzoza 0, Daylond Gamboa 0, Cody Whadon 0, Zander Williams 0, Tayven Williams 0, Caleb Smith 4, Caleb Brossman 2, Calvin Zarzoza 0, Mathew Ray 16.
Gremlins (20) — Kaleb Scanlan 2, Ed Brooks 17, Achton Bowling 0, Ryder Gardner 0, Caiden Gray 0, Blake Klamm 0, Kyle McAvoy 0, Michael Phipps 1.