Cuaresma, Big Sky inch past Glacier boys Tuesday

Jan. 24—MISSOULA — Missoula Big Sky's Josiah Cuaresma scored 14 points, nine down the stretch as the Eagles rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Glacier 50-49 in Western AA boys basketball.

Isaiah Reed added 10 points for Big Sky (4-5 overall, 3-3 in the the Western AA), which trailed 42-32 going into the final period.

The Eagles missed a free throw at the end, giving Glacier a chance at the win. Tyler McDonald's mid-range jumper went long, and Cohen Kastelitz' put-back came just after the buzzer.

Adam Nikunen hit two 3-pointers and led the Wolfpack (6-4, 3-3 in league) with 11 points. Glacier returns home to face Missoula Hellgate Thursday.

Glacier 12 18 12 7 — 49

Big Sky 10 10 12 18 — 50

GLACIER — Cohen Kastelitz 4 1-1 9, Tyler McDonald 2 0-0 5, Noah Dowler 3 0-0 6, Adam Nikunen 4 1-2 11, Ty Olsen 2 0-0 5, Xavier Stout 2 0-0 6, Kaidrian Buls 1 0-0 2, Travys Agan 2 0-0 5. Totals 20 2-3 49.

MISSOULA BIG SKY — Isaiah Reed 4 0-0 10, Josiah Cuaresma 5 2-3 14, Owen McGuinn 2 5-6 9, Tory Williams 0 0-0 0, Aiden Beard 6 2-2 14, Carson Towe 1 0-0 3. Totals 18 9-11 50.

3-point goals — Glacier 7 (Nikunen 2, Stout 2, Agan, Olsen, McDonald), Big sky 4 (Reed 2, Cuaresma 2, Towe). Fouls — Glacier 13, Big Sky 7.