RIDDLE — Dalton Lester hit one of two free throws with eight seconds remaining, giving Butte Falls a 58-57 Mountain View Conference boys basketball win over Riddle Tuesday night.

Lester finished with 27 points and Paul Columbus added 13 for the Loggers (8-11, 5-8 MVC). Butte Falls converted 21 of 34 free throws in the contest, compared to 9 of 15 for Riddle. B.F. was 10 of 14 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.

Nate Hopkins scored 24 points for the Irish (10-14, 4-10), who needed to beat Butte Falls by at least 10 points to make the conference tournament. Cameron McMichael contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out.

Riddle only loses one senior to graduation, Jared Wilson.

"We're disappointed with the results, but there was a lot of personal growth with the players," said Riddle coach Russell Hobson. "We're a much better team than we were three months ago."


BUTTE FALLS (58) — Dalton Lester 27, Columbus 13, Davis 10, I. Tiry 6, McGuire 2, Underhill, Banuelos, Harvey. Totals 16-55 21-34 58.

RIDDLE (57) — Nate Hopkins 24, McMichael 10, Borschowa 8, Bailey 8, Greer 5, Wilson 2, Lopez. Totals 21-44 9-15 57.

B. Falls;8;16;19;15;—;58

Riddle;8;11;24;14;—;57

3-Point Goals — B.F. 5 (Lester 3, Davis 2), Rid. 6 (Hopkins 4, Bailey 1, Greer 1). Total Fouls — B.F. 16, Rid. 26. Fouled Out — I. Tiry, Bailey, McMichael.

Sports Editor Tom Eggers can be reached at 541-957-4220 or email teggers@nrtoday.com

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