Jamie Pickens

Helena's Jamie Pickens continues to show why she's one of the top players in the state, scoring 18 points in the top-ranked Bengals' 49-31 victory over Missoula Sentinel on Saturday.

Boys Basketball

Class AA

• Top-ranked Missoula Hellgate erased a four-point deficit in the final two minutes in posting a 47-46 win at Helena Capital. Rollie Worster led the Knights with 15 points. Abe Johnson and Fisher Richardson each added 10 points.

Tony Frohlich-Fair was the only player in double figures with 10 points and Missoula Sentinel fended off Helena 42-36 in a Western AA game. Hayden Ferguson and Connor Murgel had eight points each for Bengals.

• Missoula Big Sky posted a 61-47 win at Kalispell Glacier. Andrew Gardanier scored 21 and Camdyn LaRance 19 points for the Eagles.

Class A

Colter Bales led with 19 points and Gaje Leischner added 14 as Laurel defeated Glendive 58-30 in an Eastern A game. Stephen Steinbron scored 19 points to lead Glendive, which had three players score.

Tyree Whitcomb pumped in 19 points, Ethan Running Crane had 16 and Rylee Spoonhunter 15 for No. 3 Browning (17-1) in a 70-47 pasting of Columbia Falls. The Runnin' Indians led 41-19 at halftime. Sam Hovde led the Wildcats with 17. 

Joe Byorth pumped in 19 points, Sam Gray added 14, Chrishon Dixon had 13 and Cade Herriford 11 to lead No. 2 Billings Central (15-2) past Sidney 87-42. Aaron Entz led the Eagles with 12. The Rams raced to a 28-11 lead after one quarter. 

• Ten players scored for Butte Central, led by eight apiece from Braden Harrington and Dylan Sestrich, in a 49-23 rout of Corvallis. Caleb Warnken had seven for the Blue Devils.

Cole Truman scored 11 points and Bradley Rakich 10 to help Dillon rally in the fourth quarter to surprise No. 4 Hamilton 50-49. Carson Rostad led all scorers with 17 and Hunter Omlid had 12 for the Broncs (15-3).

Jared Cole had the hot hand with 32 points and Zack Baker kicked in with 14 for Frenchtown in a 63-47 victory over Class B Florence. The Broncs raced to a 26-9 lead after a quarter and held on. Beau Neal topped the Falcons with 13 points.

Class B

• Poplar survived a fourth-quarter rally to topple Harlem 80-70. The Indians took a 20-point lead into the final eight minutes before the Wildcats rallied behind 21 points from Brad Cichosz. RJ Ramone and Daniel Lawrence had 13 points, Truth Brockie 11 and Lane Allen 10 for Harlem. No statistics were reported for Poplar.

Flint McPherson and Jedi Christy each pumped in 17 points and Jacob Hugs contributed 12 to lift St. Ignatius over Deer Lodge 66-52. Wacey McClure had 10 assists for Mission. Dyllon McDermid led all scorers with 29 for the Wardens.

Kell Schwers had a big night with 26 points, Ethan Bullock had 13 and Dawson Lavarell 12 as No. 2 Big Timber (18-0) stepped up a level and beat Class A neighbor Livingston 70-58. Brendon Johnson topped all scorers with 29 points for the Rangers, who also got 11 from John Waddell.

• Ry Olson had the hot hand with 28 points and Joliet used a 24-9 fourth quarter to rally past Red Lodge 67-56. Reed Welch scored 13 and Caleb Bailey 12 for the J-Hawks. Corby Mann's 18 points and Kaden Myrstol's 17 did most of the damage for the Rams. 

Colter Miller's 20 points led the way for Three Forks in its 73-35 trouncing of Columbus. Dustin Drake and Payden Lynn added 10 apiece for the Wolves. Ty Barta had 11 for the Cougars.

Bernardine Fisher was the big scorer with 26 and four other St. Labre players were in double figures in a 78-61 whipping of Baker. Evan Pretty Weasel had 14, Ezra Bear Crane 13, and Tameron Medicine Bull and Brian Red Star 10 apiece for the Braves. Riley O'Donnell fashioned 16 points and Riley Schultz 11 for the Spartans.

Class C

Frankie Starz scored 13 points and Kolya Bough contributed 12 for Lone Peak in a 46-43 triumph over Sheridan. Isaac Bendon, Tyler Haag and Jason Chisholm scored nine apiece for Sheridan.

Gilbert Snow scored 14 points, Kyle Young Jr. added 12 and Jeremy Pretty Paint contributed 11 for Hays-Lodgepole in a 74-36 romp over Box Elder. Jayden Jilot had nine for Bears. 

Jake Hughes led the way with 18 points and Twin Bridges coasted past Philipsburg 65-33 after a slow start. The Falcons outscored the Prospectors 21-7 in the second quarter to take a 17-point lead at the half. Charlie Kruer had 13 points and Nate Konen 10 for Twin Bridges. Daniel Brabender's seven points paced P-burg.

Colt Miller scored 21 points and plenty of help from Javonne Nesbit (12) and Jordan Trupe (11) in Froid-Lake's 65-49 victory over Savage. Sloan McPherson led the Savage offense with 23 points.

• Six players scored in double figures and 11 scored overall as No. 7 Plenty Coups cruised past Absarokee 99-60. Brendon Falls Down was high scorer with 14 points and was joined by Keelan Dillon (13), Marion Goes Ahead (12), Caleb Laforge (12), Clarence Stewart (11) and J'Ree Old Bull (10). Colton Young countered with 21 for Absarokee, which also received 13 points from Peyton Langley and 10 from Wyatt Hayes.

Andrew Sanford had 15 points, Ian Farris 12 and Tanner Day 10 to lift St. Regis past Lincoln 66-24. Noah Belcher led the Lynx with 11.

• Two players from each team scored 10 points, but the difference was Chase Lambert and Noah Nickoloff for Culbertson had more backup than Derek Bowker and AJ Ullmer of Bainville in a 40-31 win. The Cowboys outscored the Bulldogs 13-5 in the fourth quarter to break open a close game. 

Mick O'Connor had a big night with 23 points and had help from Turner Tooke (14 points) and Caleb Fix (10) in Ekalaka's 60-17 trouncing of Custer-Hysham. Preston Long had nine for the Rebels.

Treydon Brouillette pumped in 21 points, Jake Weyers had 12 and Matt McCracken provided 11 to lift Plains past Two Eagle River 65-41. Anthony Charlo was tops for Two Eagle with 10.

Caleb Bellach finished off his big week with 30 points in a one-man show as top-ranked and unbeaten Manhattan Christian (18-0) outlasted Class B Whitehall 50-37. Clay Wolfe had 11 and Cade Briggs 10 for the Trojans.

Alex Wiens led four players in double figures with 22 points as Plentywood rode a big second quarter to a 67-53 win over Richey-Lambert. Jaxson Pedersen had 13, Logan Hodges 11 and Bryce Osksa 10 for the Wildcats, who outscored the Fusion 26-13 in the second eight minutes. Seth Prevost popped in 20 and Kyler Brown 14 for Richey-Lambert.

• Thirteen players scored -- four in double figures -- as No. 9 Fairview closed its regular season with a big 87-19 rout of Brockton. The Eagles led 33-2 after one quarter. Gerit Johnson led with 11 points and Paul Hardy, Alex Schriver and Kanyon Taylor all had 10 for Fairview. Adam Track led the Warriors with 10.

Charlie Keith finished a big weekend with 21 points -- he had 32 on Friday -- to lift Winnett-Grass Range over Roy-Winifred 62-45. Jacob Jessen provided 16 for Winnett-Grass Range. Justin Stulc had 17 and Tyler Fordyce 10 for Roy-Winifred.

Rod Schaff paved the way with 28 points, Aidan Payne added 14 and Cameron Hickson 12 as Broadview-Lavina fended off Harlowton 57-50. Johnny Mysse and James Lane led the Engineers with 15 each.

Brady Duvall was instant offense for Geraldine-Highwood with 30 points in a 48-34 win over Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap. The Rivals outscoed H-M-JG 19-9 in the fourth quarter to break open a close game. Colter Deupree and Zachary Thomas had eight apiece for Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap.

Wyatt Walters led a balanced offense with 14 points, Ethan Vincent had 13 and Luke Marmon 12 as 10th-ranked Great Falls Central coasted past Dutton-Brady 61-22. Rylan Doheny had 11 for Dutton-Brady.

• A 16-7 second quarter sparked Centerville in a 57-46 win over Denton-Geyer-Stanford. Teigna Isakson led the Miners with 15 points, and Carson McGinness added 13. DGS’ Jake Solomon led all players with 16 points.

• A 14-7 third quarter helped No. 4 Scobey earn a 59-51 win over Class B Wolf Point. Scobey’s Caden Handran scored a game-high 24 points, and teammates Martin Farver and Jeremy Handy each scored 10. Logan Heser led Wolf Point with 17 points, and Lance St. Germaine added 12.

Garrett McMillen led four players in double figures with 15 points as Park City had no problem with Fromberg, 65-9. Connor McNeil had 12 points, Caleb Van Doren 11 and Austin Popp 10 for the Panthers. Carson Nelson had all nine of Fromberg's points.

Andrew Woods led with 15 points, Tyler Wanken had 14 and Spencer Richter 13 as Chester-Joplin-Inverness recovered from a 10-point first-quarter deficit to rally past Big Sandy 56-43. CJI outscored the Pioneers 23-6 in the third quarter. Kade Strutz had 25 points for Big Sandy.

• Bridger started fast and never let up in a 63-34 win over Roberts that saw 11 Scouts score in the regular-season finale for both teams. Jake Mitzel had 13, Bucky Webb 12 and Jake Kallevig 10 for Bridger. Riley Gebhardt led all scorers with 25 for the Rockets.

• Jesse Lee led Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale with 17 points, Loden Idler added 16 and Ty Murphy had 11 in a 51-34 victory over Frazer. Kayo Jackson led Frazer with 15. 

• Northern Cheyenne was forced to forfeit to Wibaux because it would've been the team's 19th game. Only 18 are allowed.

Girls Basketball  

Class AA

 Montana Lady Griz recruit Jamie Pickens scored 18 points in leading top-ranked and unbeaten Helena to a 49-31 win at Missoula Sentinel. Lexi Deden paced the Spartans with 10 points.

• Second-ranked Helena Capital got 18 points from Sydney Sheridan and 13 from Emily Kidder to hand fifth-ranked Missoula Hellgate its second straight home loss, 51-42. Kylie Lunday scored 18 points for the Knights and Addy Heaphy had 10.

Kali Gulick led a balanced Kalispell Glacier offense with 11 points in a 51-27 Western AA trouncing of Missoula Big Sky. Nine players scored for the Wolfpack, who led 8-0 aftger one quarter and 23-5 at the half. Avari Batt had nine to lead Big Sky.

Class A

• Corvallis had a strong first half that helped power a 56-43 home win over Butte Central and deliver the Blue Devils a Southwest A regular-season conference title for the first time since 2000. Coach Andy Knapp said he thinks it is the first time Corvallis (12-6) has ever finished the regular season leading the Southwest A. Corvallis junior Hannah Martin scored 13 points. Tricia Joyce led Butte Central with 20 points.

Isabelle Erikson led all scorers with 24 points as third-ranked Billings Central (14-3) ran away from Sidney 59-23 in an Eastern AA game. Central scored the game's first 24 points before Sidney scored its first basket. Cassidy Larson led the Eagles with 11 points. 

Mya Hansen scored 18 points and Laurel defeated Glendive 48-28 in an Eastern A game to hold on to its slim Eastern A lead. Sammi Spitzer added 11 points for the Locos, who improved to 8-1 in the league. Billings Central is 7-2 and Hardin finished league play at 8-2. Laurel hosts Billings Central on Thursday.

• Fifth-ranked Columbia Falls captured a share of the Northwest A with a 57-55 win over No. 4 Browning in the season finale. Both team finished 9-1 in conference play and split their head-to-head meetings. Columbia Falls is 17-1 overall; Browning is 14-4.

Danielle Babcox and Abby Kokot each had 11 points as Livingston slipped past Class B Big Timber 57-52. Sydney Prather had 21 for the Herders.

Class B

Taya Trottier’s game high 25 points led Harlem past Poplar 70-36. L'Tia Lawrence pumped in 14 and Skylee Dirden added 13 more for Harlem, which outscored the Indians 33-8 in the final quarter. Riley McDonald had nine for Poplar.

Brynna Wolfe was on target with 17 points, Megan Johnson added 16 and Maxine Hoagland 11 as Whitehall downed Class C Manhattan Christian 68-55. Kiersten Van Kirk had 13, Kelsey Heidema 12 and Eliana Kuperus 10 for the Eagles. 

• Eighth-ranked Florence posted a 57-30 win at Class A Frenchtown. Danielle Zahn scored 20 points for the Falcons. Kiya Shelton collected 11 points for the Broncs.

Shantell Prettyontop scored 31 points and fast-starting Lodge Grass held off a second-half charge from Lame Deer for a 69-67 triumph. Cheyanna Onebear had 21 points and Island Little Coyote 20 for the Morning Stars, who trailed 41-32 at halftime. Tatyanna Pine had 10 for Lame Deer.

Shayla Weber scored 14 points, Merrin Schwend had 13 and Makenna Bushman 12 as Joliet jumped to an 11-point fourth-quarter lead and held on for a 51-48 win over Red Lodge. Rebbecca Purcell had 16 points and Emma Evenson 11 for the Rams.

Priscilla Flatmouth led with 15 points and 12 apiece were scored by Teegan Ewing, Rose Red Star and Destynee Two Moons in St. Labre's 66-52 victory over Baker. Mya Hadley led the Spartans with 16 points and Shelby Moore had 14. 

Class C

Elizabeth Field scored 15 points and Katie Nielsen added 11 as Westby-Grenora closed its regular season with a 45-22 victory over Circle. Maritza Cadenas had six for the Wildcats.

Brooke Botha was the game's only scorer in double figures with 12 points as Lone Peak downed Sheridan 32-19. Deseray Tipton had six for Sheridan.

Kylee Altmiller scored 19 points in leading Plains to a home win over Two Eagle River 68-11. Tarae Goodluck scored nine points for the Eagles.

Keeley Chrest and Karli Lane had 12 points each for Harlowton in a 46-16 triumph over Broadview-Lavina. The Engineers led 16-0 after one quarter and 32-7 at intermission. Lexi Soennichsen scored 10 for the Pirates.

Taylor McCready topped all scorers with 17 points for Denton-Geyser-Stanford in a 53-36 toppling of Centerville. Mariah Schott added 12 and Cassidy Randel 11 for D-G-S. Leading the Miners was Abbi Whitney with nine points.

Dyauni Boyce's 14 points paved the way as Roy-Winifred saw a seven-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate and regrouped in overtime for a 41-37 win over No. 6 Winnett-Grass Range. Sydney Browning had 16 points and Brynn Jolma 15 for Winnett-Grass Range, which had three players score.

Peyton Hawks scored 11 points and Chester-Joplin-Inverness used a 15-5 fourth quarter to rally past Big Sandy 28-26. Amanda Cline had eight for Big Sandy.

Ella Messerly (26 points) and Kailee Henry (24) combined for 50 points in leading Dodson over Lustre Christian 65-30. The game was tied 12-12 after one quarter before Dodson pulled away with a 24-7 second quarter. Kassie Kirkaldie scored 18 for Lustre. 

Abby Pierce's nine points were tops for Jordan, which used a 24-10 fourth quarter to pull away from Plevna 40-24. Chloe Tudor had nine for Plevna.

Joelnell Momberg's 23 points led four players in double figures as top-ranked and unbeaten Box Elder (18-0) had its way with Hays-Lodgepole 84-48. Maddie Wolf Chief scored 15, Eve The Boy 12 and Zayna Henderson 11 for the Bears. Mulleah Stiffarm and Sierra Chandler had 14 for the Thunderbirds. 

Kiarah Coulter was tops with 12 points and Oliveah Schaffer contributed 11 as Broadus rolled over Terry 52-11.

Janessa Willekes scored 30 points and Simms rolled to big early lead en route to a 58-40 triumph over Power. The Tigers led 43-14 at halftime. Jessie Maruska had 12 points and Monique Schwalbach 10 for Power.

• No. 7 Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap shrugged off a slow start behind 22 points from Kristen Vincent in a 65-18 romp over Geraldine-Highwood. H-M-JG led only 7-4 after the first quarter but went on a 27-4 run in the next eight minutes. Brooke Granot added 10 points. Jackie Long scored 11 for the Rivals.

Grace Lekvold paved the way with 16 points, Kortney Nelson had 14 and Karys Lamb 10 as No. 4 Scobey (16-1) pulled a mild surprise on Class B No. 2 Wolf Point 53-40. Imani Bighorn led all scorers with 23 points for the Wolves, who fell to 15-2. The Spartans outscored Wolf Point 24-12 in the fourth quarter to break free from a one-point lead.

Emma Hill popped in 16 points and Madison Kelly 13 for St. Regis in a 48-24 romp over Lincoln. Alexis Cannon and Sage Kamps had seven each for the Lynx.

Kiara Brunelle led with 14 points and Aubrey Picard had 13 to help Bainville stave off Culbertson 49-45. Faith Bowland had 19, Kelsie Williams 13 and Makena Hauge 10 for the Cowgirls.

Sydney Phillips put up 16 points and Deana Parke 11 for Drummond in a 58-18 whipping of Lima. 

Sylvie Stewart had 15 points and Lena Stands 13 as Plenty Coups rolled past Absarokee 56-37. Mallorey Sheppard and Lexi Feddes had 11 apiece for the Huskies.

Jayden Gacke's 17 points topped all scorers for Fairview in a 71-31 rout of Brockton. Ten players scored for Fairview. Cheryl Eagle had 14 for the Warriors.

Kiana Miller led with 19 points, Tyler Lien added 15 and Haylie Conradsen 12 as No. 3 Savage finished a perfect regular season (18-0) by winning a 50-40 2C showdown with Froid-Lake. Mackenzie Dethman scored 13 for Froid-Lake (14-2), which has lost only to the Warriors. 

Brenna Osksa scored 16 points, Ashtyn Curtiss scored 15 on five 3-pointers and Liv Wangerin pitched in with 14 to lead Plentywood to a 50-41 victory over Richey-Lambert and a fourth-place finish in 2C. Haley Olson scored 17 and Courtney Herman 10 for the Fusion.

Lauren Wilkins had 19 points and Sydney Hill 14 for No. 10 Great Falls Central in a 60-34 dousing of Dutton-Brady. Grace Weber had 22 points and Shay Stern 10 for Dutton-Brady.

Kasidy Robbins scored 12 points and Alyx Grabowska 10 as Park City whipped Fromberg 46-13. Siera Guffey had seven for Fromberg.

Jessica Adkins paved the way with 15 points and Desiree Scott Jones helped with 12 as Bridger rolled to a 15-point first-quarter lead and topped Roberts 52-32. Kenzie Pitts had 12 for the Rockets.

Aspen Giese scored 23 points and No. 2 Fort Benton (16-2) kept up its winning ways by downing Chinook 69-15. 

• Northern Cheyenne was forced to forfeit to Wibaux because it would've been the team's 19th game. Only 18 are allowed.

20-Point Club

32: Jared Cole, Frenchtown

31: Shantell Prettyontop, Lodge Grass

30: Caleb Bellach, Manhattan Christian

30: Brady Duvall, Geraldine-Highwood

30: Janessa Willekes, Simms

29: Dyllon McDermid, Deer Lodge

29: Brendon Johnson, Livingston

28: Rod Schaff, Broadview-Lavina

28: Ry Olson, Joliet

28: Rachel Van Blaricom, Jefferson

26: Ella Messerly, Dodson

26: Kell Schwers, Big Timber

26: Bernardine Fisher, St. Labre

25: Taya Trottier, Harlem

25: Kade Strutz, Big Sandy

25: Riley Gebhardt, Roberts

24: Kailee Henry, Dodson

24: Isabelle Erikson, Billings Central

24: Caden Handran, Scobey

23: Sloan McPherson, Savage

23: Mick O'Connor, Ekalaka

23: Joelnell Momberg, Box Elder

23: Aspen Giese, Fort Benton

23: Imani Bighorn, Wolf Point

23: Tayden Gee, Broadus

22: Alex Wiens, Plentywood

22: Kristen Vincent, Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap

22: Grace Weber, Dutton-Brady

22: Journey Emerson, Lame Deer

22: Brae Eneboe, Conrad

21: Brad Cichosz, Harlem

21: Colt Miller, Froid-Lake

21: Colton Young, Absarokee

21: Treydon Brouillette, Plains

21: Charlie Keith, Winnett-Grass Range

21: Sydney Prather, Big Timber

21: Andrew Gardanier, Missoula Big Sky

21: Cheyanna Onebear, Lame Deer

21: Shayla Borlaug, North Star

20: Seth Prevost, Richey-Lambert

20: Colter Miller, Three Forks

20: Danielle Zahn, Florence

20: Island Little Coyote, Lame Deer

20: Tyren Washington, Lame Deer

20: Tricia Joyce, Butte Central

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