Triple Threats win youth basketball title


The Triple Threats completed an undefeated season in the Miles City boys fifth- and sixth-grade league, winning the championship 22-12 over the Green Gunners on Thursday.

In the third-place game, the Blue Blazers beat the Timber Wolves 17-8. The Triple Threats were also the regular-season champions and sold the most tickets. The Thunder Cats were given the team sportsmanship award.

In the championship game, the Triple Threats led 8-2 after the first quarter and 10-2 at halftime. They cruised from there to win the title.

Jayden Venable had eight points and Payton Helmts added six to lead the Triple Threats. Quest Savery and Slade Tredway each had four points and Logan Peila tossed in two.

The Green Gunners were led by Joel Christopherson and Taegan Williams with four points apiece. Kaden Koenig and Mason Harding each had two. 

The Blue Blazers overcame a slow start to pull away from the Timber Wolves in the third-place game. 

The Blue Blazers were held scoreless in the first quarter, but the teams went into halftime tied at six. In the third quarter, the Blue Blazers outscored the Timber Wolves 9-0 to pull away.

Jess Bellows had six points to lead the Blue Blazers. Brenan Hager had four, Trace Strub scored three and Seth Decker and Dylan Holmlund each added two. 

For the Timber Wolves, Kaid Campbell, Cooper Austin, Dylan Gibson and Anthony Ray each scored two points.