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Boys Basketball

• Ryan Lonergan scored 13 points and Mack Anderson 12 to help No. 2 Bozeman beat No. 3 Great Falls 53-44 in the Eastern AA. Bozeman outscored Great Falls 30-22 and bounced back from Friday’s loss to unranked Great Falls CMR. Blake Thelen scored 15 points to lead Great Falls.

• Braxton Haws scored 22 points to lead Billings Senior — fourth in the rankings — to a 66-46 win over Butte. Connor Kieckbusch added 16 points for the Broncs. 

Sam Vining had a game-high 15 points to lead Great Falls CMR to a 62-53 win over Billings Skyview in a Class AA game. Alex Fox and Zach Schacht each had 14 points each for Skyview. 

• No. 5 Billings Central topped rival Laurel 42-32 thanks to another huge performance by Chrishon Dixon. Dixon had 24 points, scoring all 13 of his team's fourth-quarter points. Dixon scored as many points in the final quarter as Laurel’s entire team. Laurel got within three in the fourth quarter. Gaje Leischner scored 12 for Laurel, including three 3-point baskets. 

• Kendal Windy Boy led No. 3 Class B Rocky Boy with 25 points in a 72-57 defeat of No. 8 Fairfield. Ben Iron Eyes added 19 points for Rocky Boy. 

• Talon Johnstone led No. 10 Park City with 16 points in a 56-28 Class C victory over Roberts.

• Carter Kearns dropped 17 points to help Hamilton continue its undefeated streak with a 61-48 win against Columbia Falls. Hunter Omlid and Tanner Goligoski scored 12 points apiece for the Broncs. Matthew Morrison led the Wildcats with 13.

• Dyllon McDermid paced Deer Lodge with 34 points in the Wardens' 70-62 win over St. Ignatius. Ben Anderson chipped in 10 for Deer Lodge as well. For the Bulldogs, Jacob Hugs led with 24 points, Wacey McClure added 12 and Jedi Christi had 10.

Browning topped Ronan 81-33 in Class A play as Tyree Whitcomb scored 19 points. Brandon Aimsback had 16. Dallas Durhim paced the Chiefs with 19 and Anthony Camel added 11. 

• Logan Roth scored a game-high 20 points for Stevensville but Butte Central defeated the Yellowjackets 62-43 in a Class A game.

•Brent Stroppel's 21 points led for Florence in its 72-38 Class B win over Troy. Marcus Zeiler added 14 and Parker Hotsinpiller chipped in 10 for the Falcons. Trevor Hoaglund paced the Trojans with 11. 

• Dylan Parks scored a game-high 33 points for Darby in an 82-59 Class C win over Lincoln. Brandon Winter added 20 and Nelson Smith had 18 for the Tigers. Payton Petersen paced the Lynx with 25 and Nathan Brown followed up Friday night's 40-point performance with 20. 

• Landers Smith led a balanced scoring effort for Charlo with 17 points in a 68-28 Class C win over St. Regis. Tyson Petticrew added 16 and Connor Koenig chipped in 11 for the Vikings. 

• Noxon put four players in double figures to power past Two Eagle River 77-57 in Class C action. Alex Currie led the Red Devil quartet with 22 points. Two Eagle's Brendan McDonald led all scorers with 29 points and added 11 boards. 

Girls Basketball

Addison Gardner scored 23 points to help Great Falls CMR to a 59-41 Eastern AA win over Billings Skyview. Akasia Denton added 13 points for the Rustlers (5-4, 3-1), who have won four of their last five. Kenzie Ketchum and Reanne Torno both had 10 for Skyview (4-5, 1-3). 

Kola Bad Bear’s fast start and a 14-0 run in the first half carried Billings Senior to a 66-42 Eastern AA win over Butte. Bad Bear finished with a game-high 18 points and sister  Courtney Bad Bear had 10. The Broncs led 33-20 by halftime. “We moved the ball well to find the open player and played great defense,” said Senior coach Zach Robbins. “Instead of getting a good shot, we got the great shot.” Aspen Lovshin led the Bulldogs with 11 points and Brittney Tierney had 10.

• Trista Cowan paced a balanced Columbia Falls attack with 14 points as the top-ranked Wildkats fended off No. 2 Hamilton 46-33 in a Class A showdown. Hannah Gedlaman added eight points for Columbia Falls. Cariann Kunkel led Hamilton with eight.

• Imani Bighorn scored 13 points to help Poplar, No. 5 in the rankings, to a 52-41 win over Malta. Gillian Medicine Cloud added 12 points and Chloe Shields had 10 for Poplar, which used a 22-9 run in the fourth quarter to rally for the win. Kloie Marks led Malta with seven.

• Amaya LaFranier and Carlin Gillespie each scored 15 points to help No. 7 Colstrip beat Shepherd 69-37 in Class B play. Colstrip outscored Shepherd 43-16 in the second half after leading by five at the break. Shelby Jordan added 14 points and Kya Egan 10 for Colstrip. Jaycee Murdock led Shepherd with nine points.

Shainy Mack and Kyle Olson each had 24 points as No. 1-ranked Three Forks pulled away from Big Timber 61-41 in Class B play to give coach Mike Sauvageau his 701st career victory. The Wolves outscored the Herders 37-16 in the second half. Mack and Olson also had four 3-pointers apiece, and teammate Morgan Allen added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Madilyn Emter and Elle Terland each had 11 for Big Timber. Sauvageau, who won his 700th game Friday night, spent 11 seasons at Harrison and has been at Three Forks for 21.

Cade Myrick scored 25 points and Class B Glasgow outlasted Class C Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale 79-75 in double overtime. Myrick tallied 10 of his points during the two OTs. Trace Simonson of Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale was the game's top scorer with 33 points, including nine in the OTs. Teammate Loden Idler added 18 points. Simonson and Idler combined for eight 3-pointers.

Cheyanna One Bear had 14 points and teammate Shaina Killsnight 11 in Lame Deer’s 56-50 Class B win over Red Lodge. Taylor Hardiman paced the Rams with 14 and Portia Cortner had 12.

Dani Urick scored 14 points and Kolby Pimperton 13 as top-ranked Belt ran its season record to 11-0 with a 62-20 Class C victory at home over Centerville. Belt led 20-4 after one quarter and 33-11 by intermission. Pimperton knocked down three 3-pointers.

• Dayton Healy and Lita Lawrence each had 11 points as No. 4 Harlem edged No. 10 Wolf Point 41-40 in a Class B game. 

Matthew Amunrud set school records for points scored (43) and 3-pointers made (10) in a game while leading No. 4 Manhattan Christian past visiting Absarokee 90-38 in a Class C matchup. Amunrud shot 15 of 20 from the field, including 10 of 11 from 3-point range. Teammates Caleb Bellach (14) and Ryan Busch (12) also scored in double digits for MC, which led 28-15 after one quarter and 52-29 at halftime. Absarokee was led by Joaquin Pilcher with 15 points.

Alyssia Vanderburg, a junior who recently passed 1,000 points for her career, poured in 27 to lead Arlee to a 58-6 trouncing of Valley Christian in a Class C game. 

• A trio of Eureka Lions hit double figures to top Anaconda 54-41 in Class B action. Erynn Thier and Sienna Utter had 11 points apiece and Cassie Hammack hit 10 in the win. 

• Autumn Morse's 15 points led Seeley-Swan over Drummond 52-39 in Class C play. Allie Parke scored 13 points for the Trojans and Riley Barger added 12. 

Missoula Big Sky won its first game of the season, topping Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) 49-47 in overtime on the road. Julie Riekena led with 17 points and Sydnee Zanto scored 11 for Big Sky. 

Lincoln doubled up Darby 15-7 in the fourth quarter but the Tigers held on to win 59-54 in Class C action. Casey Ehmann scored 16 and Shianne Kauk added 13 for Darby. Lincoln's Maggie Jorgenson had a game-high 27 points and JeriLyn Dietz chipped in 17.

• Polson used an 18-point fourth quarter to top Whitefish 53-48 in Class A action. Alex Pierre led the Pirates with 13, and Jaycee Frydelund had 12. Annisa Brown led the Bulldogs with 19. 

• Charlo edged St. Regis 36-34 in Class C play as Teaira TrumanLiu Smith and Kaitlin Cox all scored 10 points. Anna Sanford led the Tigers with 12. 

• Deer Lodge used a balance scoring effort to top St. Ignatius 62-27. Darcy Walker led all scorers with 11 points for Deer Lodge and Kamryn Scully added 10. Afton Brander racked up 10 points for St. Ignatius. 

Noxon's Cory Brodmerkle scored a game-high 18 points as her Red Devils ran away from Two Eagle River 67-16 in Class C action. Justina BigBeaver and Ce'Alana Shepard paced Two Eagle with six points apiece.

20-Point Club

43: Matthew Amunrud, Manhattan Christian

34: Dyllon McDermid, Deer Lodge

33: Dylan Parks, Darby

33: Trace Simonson, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale

30: Colter Zentner, Bridger

29: Garret Diekhans, Fort Benton

29: Owen Nelson, Savage

29: Brendan McDonald, Two Eagle River

28: Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer

27: Devia Iron Shirt, Northern Cheyenne

27: Peyton Hawk, Chester-Joplin-Inverness

27: Maggie Jorgenson, Lincoln

27: CJ Nelson, Scobey

27: Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee

26: Chance Main, Hays-Lodgepole

25: Kendal Windy Boy, Rocky Boy 

25: Cade Myrick, Glasgow

25: Jaxon Pedersen, Plentywood 

25: Trevor Herzog, Reed Point Rapelje

25: Payton Petersen, Lincoln

25: Jaxon Pedersen, Plentywood

24: Blake Decrane, Plenty Coups

24: Mya Fourstar, Frazer

24: Janessa Willekes, Simms

24: Chrishon Dixon, Billings Central

24: Jacob Hugs, St. Ignatius

24: Shainy Mack, Three Forks

24: Kole Gierke, Terry

24: Kyle Olson, Three Forks

23: Addison Gardner, Great Falls CMR

23: Isaiah Williams, Colstrip

23: Kyler Brown, Richey-Lambert

23: Kaicey Oliver, Cascade

22: Braxton Haws, Billings Senior

22: Alex Veltkamp, Manhattan Christian

22: Greg Whitesell, Arlee

22: Alex Currie, Noxon

21: Sadie Brown, Lustre Christian

21: Torie Hurley, Fairview

21: Brent Stroppel, Florence

21: Tyson Racht, Townsend

21: Mike Buckley, Sunburst

21: Madison Bighorn, St. Labre

20: Priscilla Flatmouth, St. Labre

20: Tristian Gieser, Reed Point-Rapelje

20: Nathan Brown, Lincoln

20: Philip Malatare, Arlee

20: Brandon Winter, Darby

20: Logan Roth, Stevensville


• Bozeman defeated Kalispell Flathead 34-29 to win the Class AA Duals Tournament for the second year in a row and a third time in the 10-year history of the tournament. The Hawks won 36-27 over the Braves in 2017. Host Great Falls beat Billings Senior 30-29 for third place, while Billings Skyview topped Missoula Sentinel 51-21 for fifth.

• Defending state champion Eureka used eight pins en route to a 48-30 win over Jefferson in the championship match of the Class B-C Dual Championships at Great Falls. Hank Dunn had a 14-second pin for the Lions at 132 pounds, Gunnar Smith had a 20-second pin at 113 and Nathan Schmidt in 21 seconds at 126. Huntley Project defeated Whitehall 50-22 for third place.

• Thompson Falls won the Ted Kato Invite on its home mats. St. Ignatius/Charlo took placed second and Plains/Hot Springs finished third. Individual area winners: Thompson Falls' Roman Sparks (103), Garrett Jones (113), Kaleb Frank (120), Jase Sorenson (170) and Austin Cooper (205); Plains/Hot Springs' Daniel Uli (126), Josiah Vanderwall (132). Florence's Avery Meinzen (138), Jethro Thorne (145), Kyler Alm (160), Spencer Jones (182); and Kalispell Flathead's Joseph Battelo.

• Sidney used eight pins to roll past Lewistown 54-15 in the championship match of the Class A Duals in Lewistown. The No. 1-ranked Eagles got pins at 120, 132, 138, 152, 170 and 205. The Eagles are ranked No. 3 in the latest Class A coaches poll. Sidney advanced with a win over Havre in the semifinals. They tied 22-22 with the Eagles advancing on criteria. Lewistown advanced with a 31-30 win over Polson. 


Cailin Fiddler won two events to help the Billings West girls win the Billings Invitational at the Rocky Mountain College pool. The Bears finished with 89 points and Helena Capital was second with 67. Fiddler won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke for West. Emily Fink added victory in the 100 butterfly. The Helena boys won eight events, placing 1-2 in three, to double up the rest of the field. The Bengals finished with 123 points and Helena Capital was second with 58. Michael Van Keuren of Billings West was a double winner, taking the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle. He won the 200 IM by almost 12 seconds. Robert Wagner (200 free, 100 back) was a double winner for Helena.


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