high school hoops: Libby boys and girls teams sweep openers

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  • Libby’s Logan Christensen, No. 32, grabs the ball during Saturday’s home game against Thompson Falls. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Brian Peck goes for two points in the first quarter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Ryggs Johnston, right, looks for an open teammate while guarded by Thompson Falls’ Alex Erosa during the first quarter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby girls basketball coach Wally Winslow directs the team in a game against Thompson Falls Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Logan Christensen tries to keep the ball in play during Saturday’s game against Thompson Falls. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby guard Syd Gier looks for an open teammate Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Lady Loggers Khalyn Hageness, left, and Emma Gruber put pressure on Thompson Falls’ Hope Slater during Saturday’s game. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Shannon Reny drives for the basket under guard of Thompson Falls’ Megan Baxter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Sheyla Gallagher gets a pass by Thompson Falls’ Belle Cooper Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby guard Alli Collins dives for control of the ball against Thompson Falls Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Shannon Reny puts the pressure on Thompson Falls forward Megan Baxter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

  • Libby’s Logan Christensen, No. 32, grabs the ball during Saturday’s home game against Thompson Falls. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Brian Peck goes for two points in the first quarter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Ryggs Johnston, right, looks for an open teammate while guarded by Thompson Falls’ Alex Erosa during the first quarter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby girls basketball coach Wally Winslow directs the team in a game against Thompson Falls Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Logan Christensen tries to keep the ball in play during Saturday’s game against Thompson Falls. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby guard Syd Gier looks for an open teammate Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Lady Loggers Khalyn Hageness, left, and Emma Gruber put pressure on Thompson Falls’ Hope Slater during Saturday’s game. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Shannon Reny drives for the basket under guard of Thompson Falls’ Megan Baxter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Sheyla Gallagher gets a pass by Thompson Falls’ Belle Cooper Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby guard Alli Collins dives for control of the ball against Thompson Falls Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

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    Libby’s Shannon Reny puts the pressure on Thompson Falls forward Megan Baxter Saturday. (John Blodgett/The Western News)

LIBBY — Ryggs Johnston scored 24 points and the Libby Loggers rolled to a 70-56 victory in its season opener against Thompson Falls on Saturday.

Johnston was a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line, scoring 12 points in the second half to help the Loggers pull away. JJ Davis scored 17 points for Libby.

Thompson Falls 9 13 23 11 — 56

Libby 16 21 19 14 — 70

THOMPSON FALLS — Danny Hoisington 25, Michael Johnson 9, Payton Frields 8, Dylan Beckman 7, Grant Lundberg 6, Ryan Schraeder 1.

LIBBY — Ryggs Johnston 24, JJ Davis 17, Logan Christensen 8, Keith Johnson 6, Brian Peck 5, Nik Jones 4, Jay Beagle 4, Ryan Goodman 2.

GIRLS

Libby 40,

Thompson Falls 27

LIBBY — Shannon Reny had 13 points as the Loggers defense locked down Thompson Falls to start the season with a win.

Libby took a 14-point first quarter lead after holding the Blue Hawks to just four points in the first eight minutes. The Loggers defense allowed just one point in the third quarter as they pulled away.

Seven Libby players recorded points in the win.

Megan Baxter led Thompson Falls with six points.

Thompson Falls 4 14 1 8 — 27

Libby 18 9 9 4 — 40

THOMPSON FALLS — Hope Slater 5, Maya Stiles 3, Sarah Detlaff 3, Haley Morgan 5, Jody Detleff 5, Megan Baxter 6.

LIBBY — Alli Collins 8, Syd Gier 2, Samantha Miller 3, Sammee Bradeen 6, Khalyn Hageness 5, Shannon Reny 13, Brooklyn Rainer 3.

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