Laurel boys fall to Hardin, top Senior

Outlook staff writer

Photo courtesy Gloria Allwin. Gaje Leischner gets airborne as a Hardin player tries to pick up a charge during Friday’s 59-48 loss to the Bulldogs. Leischner had 16 points in the contest.


The Locos got off to a slow start on Friday in Hardin, falling behind 28-20 at the half and 59-48 in the game.

Coach Pat Hansen said the team played well and had opportunities to make a run at the end, “but we just couldn’t put the ball in the hoop at the end to make the run we needed. I liked the progress we made from our last game; we’re heading in the right direction.”  

Gaje Leischner led Laurel with 16 points. Camden Hill added nine and Dante Filpula Ankney had eight.

Hansen was pleased with the way the team played on Saturday as they defeated Billings Senior on the road. 

“We beat a very good team at their place. This was a very good team performance and we got good production from all players who touched the floor.”

The Locos jumped out to a 20-8 first quarter lead and held on to drop the Broncs 62-53. Colter Bales led with 19 points. Camden Hill dropped 15 and Leischner added nine.

Hansen said the defense is improving and the offense is showing better ball control. 

“We’re getting more important stops, starting to defend all possessions and considering all possessions as the most important play of the game. We are now getting more scoring opportunities in different ways.  I really like how we are taking a team approach to the back end of the season.”


The Locos next game is in Miles City on Saturday.


Hardin 59, Laurel 48

Laurel 9 11 16 12 —  48 

Hardin 15 13 16 15 —  59 

Laurel: Filpula-Ankney 8, Harper 2, Leischner 16, Gunther 1, Spencer 2, Bales 7, Kennedy 3, Hill 9.

Hardin: Hugs 5, Small 1, Old Bull 1, Redfield 9, Evans 27, House 5, Lefthand 11.


Laurel 62, Billings Senior 53

Laurel 20 15 6 21 —  62 

Senior 8 13 14 18 —  53 

Laurel:  Colter Bales 19, Camden Hill 15, Gaje Leischner 9, Deklan Harper 5, Brett Wagner 5, Paul O’Neil 4, Noah Gunther 2, Logan Kennedy 2, Colt Spencer 1.

Billings Senior: Connor Kickbusch 28, Brooks Zimmer 11, Braxton Haws 6, Ben LaBeau 4, Slade Cobb 2, Christian Cotharn 2.


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