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Fergus' Haydn Potter

Lewistown's Haydn Potter rebounds the ball at the Nelles Activities Center in girls basketball play Friday against Billings Central.




• Three players in double figures propelled Billings Skyview past Casper (Wyo.) Natrona 61-54 in an interstate game. Jeremiah Warner scored 21, followed by Logan DeHaven with 14 and Zach Schaucht 13. “We just came together toward the end of the game and played as a team very well and moved the ball better,” Falcons coach Kevin Morales said. “We came out flat at the beginning. Credit Natrona, they were ready to play. … We played better as a team down the stretch and that really helped us out.” Morales said the Falcons' man-to-man defense was a factor, adding, “our defense kind of turned the tables for us and created some energy for us and we got in a flow offensively off our defense.” 

• Future Montana Grizzly Mack Anderson scored 11 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter as Bozeman held off Missoula Hellgate 59-46 in a Class AA game watched by UM coach Travis DeCuire. Another future Griz, Rollie Worster, led Hellgate with 23 points. Hellgate led 35-34 after three quarters.

Cade Tyson and Cole DeVries each had 15 points and Billings West thumped Casper (Wyo.) Kelly Walsh 67-54. Davion McAdam scored 22 points for Casper Kelly Walsh. West led 33-19 at the break. 

• Billings Senior held off Sheridan (Wyo.) 58-55. Braxton Haws went for 28 points and Connor Kieckbusch added 18 to lead the Broncs.

• Sam Gray knocked down 22 points and Chrishon Dixon added 13 as Billings Central jumped on Lewistown early and wound up with a 61-41 Class A win. Central led 20-5 at the end of the first quarter. Gray added eight rebounds and Dixon tallied eight assists as Central also hit 10 3-pointers as a team. Tanner Trafton led Lewistown in scoring with 14.

• The Laurel Locomotives fell to Hillcrest (Wyo.) 58-35. Camden Hill led the Locomotives in scoring with 14 points and Gaje Leischner added six points.

• Class B Choteau topped Class C Centerville 95-45 behind a 37-point performance from Sayer Patton. Leading 61-33 at halftime, Choteau clamped down on defense, allowing only six points in each of the third and fourth quarters from Centerville. Jonathan Moore had 15 points for the Bulldogs. Jadon Davis led Centerville with 11. 

• Blake Thelen scored 17 points to help Great Falls pull away from Kalispell Glacier 60-54 in overtime in a Class AA game. Hunter McKinney added 15 points and Kendall Kynett 14 for the Bison, who outscored Glacier 11-5 in OT. Collin Kazmier had 13 points to lead the Wolfpack.

• Brody Grebe led three players into double figures as Melstone defeated Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 69-24 in Class C action. Grebe scored 22 points, Thomas Dejaegher 15 and Shayden Cooke 12 for the Broncs, who made 10 3-pointers. Grebe had 14 points in the first quarter.

• Four players scored in double-figures for Rocky Boy and the Stars defeated Shelby 69-49 in Class B play. Kendell Windy Boy had 23 points, Kordell Small and Olin Arkinson each had 15, and Ben Iron Eyes added 11 to lead the Stars. Shelby was led by Aaron White with 17 points and TJ Reynolds with 16.

• Three Forks held off Whitehall 50-47 in Class B action with the help of 25 points from Colter Miller. Three Forks took an eight-point lead after the first quarter and held on from there. Max Feight led Whitehall with 25 points.

• Darby topped Victor 58-43 in Class C play as Dylan Park led with 18 and Brandon Winter added 14. Aaron Hansen rounded out Darby's double digit scorers with 13.

• Jefferson needed double-overtime to get past Manhattan 71-57 in Class B action. Josh Eckmann pumped in a game-high 35 points for the Panthers, connecting on five 3-pointers. Garrett Duncan had 21 points for Manhattan. Duncan also hit five 3-pointers.

• Kelson Eiselein scored 19 points and Roundup beat Shepherd 64-44 in a Class B game. Jake Trotter scored 20 for Shepherd.

• Frazer’s defense came up big in a 55-46 Class C win over Froid-Lake. The Bearcubs allowed only four first-quarter points from Froid-Lake and used an 18-point third quarter to pull ahead. Jayson Jackson scored 22 points for Frazer, Alex Running Bird added 15 and Braydon Jackson scored 10. Jordan Trupe led Froid-Lake with 13 points. 

• After being tied at halftime, Noxon's second half was just enough to beat Two Eagle River 47-42 in Class C play. Noxon's Rylan Weltz led with 14 points. Two Eagle's Bronco Branson had 11 and Kesean Burke added 10.

• Three Mountain Cats scored in the double digits to boost Alberton-Superior over St. Regis 60-42 in a Class C game. Carson Callison scored 15, Aaron Waddle added 12 and Bryan Mask had 11. Ian Farris had a game-high 19 for St. Regis.

• In a shootout that came down to the wire, Reed Point-Rapelje defeated Plenty Coups 79-71 in Class C play behind a 40-point performance from Trevor Herzog. Plenty Coups led 21-8 at the end of the first quarter, but Reed Point-Rapelje stormed back to take a 32-31 lead at half. The Renegades were able to hold off the Warriors despite a 31-point game from Blake DeCrane. Tristan Gieser and John Schladweiler each had 14 points for the Renegades. 

• Scobey took care of Dodson 75-28 in Class C action as seven players scored at least eight points. CJ Nelson led the charge with 13 points and Jeremy Handy added 11. Scobey held Dodson below double-digit scoring in the second, third and fourth quarters, including a 26-6 advantage in the third. 

• Cameron Haines scored 22 points to lead Seeley-Swan in a 49-36 Class C win over Valley ChristianCasey Reimer had 14 points to pace the Eagles.

• Both Ronan's Dallas Durheim and Anthony Camel scored 13 points and recorded a double-double, but a big third quarter for Browning won the Northwest A battle, 69-53, as the Indians outscored the Chiefs 21-9.

• Sheridan handed Philipsburg its first loss of the season 50-40 in Class C play. The Prospectors' Colton Grange led all scorers with 18 points.

• Danny Hoisington scored 31 points to carry Thompson Falls over Florence 65-57 in a Class B game. Marcus Zeiler countered with 30 points for the Falcons, in the nonconference Class B contest. Brent Stroppel of Florence added 13 points, while Nate Thibeault finished with 16 for the Bluehawks.

• Butte Central topped Frenchtown 46-39 in Class A play. Frenchtown's Adam Botkin led all scorers with 19 points.

• Kyle Weeks scored 27 points to lead Plains a 66-56 Class C win over Charlo. Tyson Petticrew paced the Vikings with 29 points.

• Deer Lodge's Dyllon McDermid led all scorers with 28 points, but David Koppang scored 26 for Missoula Loyola, which won, 70-61 in Class B play. Jack Lincoln added 20 for the Rams in the District 6-B matchup.

• Polson's Shade Main led all scorers with 21 points to boost the Pirates over the Whitefish Bulldogs 57-26. Connor Lanier added 13 for Polson. Lee Walburn led Whitefish with 13. 


Shayla Montague scored 18 points and Billings West defeated Casper (Wyo.) Kelly Walsh 69-48. “Our size and athleticism was the difference today,” West coach Charlie Johnson said. “Our size opened up a lot of shots inside for us.” 

• Kola Bad Bear scored 22 points and Ellie Ostermiller added 15 to help Billings Senior top Sheridan (Wyo.) 64-59. Sheridan led 14-9 after the first quarter, but Senior went on a 37-25 run over the next two quarters.

Olivia Moten-Schell netted 16 points to lead Billings Central past Lewistown 54-33 in Class A play. Central outscored Lewistown in each quarter. “It had its moments for sure, but was kind of an emotionless game and very flat,” said Rams coach Jetton Ailes. “It could’ve come out better, but a win is a win.” 

• Two free throws from Karsen Murphy with 4.5 seconds left in the game lifted the Class A Glendive Red Devils to a 45-44 win over Class B Colstrip. Murphy finished with eight points. Jaley Wise scored 10 and Savannah Toms led all scorers with 13 points. Shelby Jordan led Colstrip with 12.

• Savanna Wolff scored 14 points and Chloe Cota 10 to help Roundup move to 3-0 with a 49-27 Class B win over Shepherd. Jaycee Murdock had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Fillies.

• Browning turned a 22-21 halftime lead against Ronan into a 44-26 margin at the end of the third quarter and the Indians topped the Maidens 52-37 in Class A play. Ronan's Micalann McCrea still lead all scorers with 18 points. Tamika Guardipee had 17 for Browning.

• Poplar had a big second half in pulling away from rival Wolf Point for a 72-55 3B victory. The Indians led 29-25 at the halt, but outscored the Wolves 43-30 in the second half for the 17-point win. Imani Bighorn led Poplar with 25 points and Alleen Russell added 19. Aubrey Zilkoski led Wolf Point with 18 points.

• Red Lodge made 6 of 8 from the free-throw line in overtime and went on to beat Forsyth 48-41 in Class B play. Zoe Cortner had 15 points to lead the Rams. Roxanne Keefer scored 10 for Forsyth, which rallied from a 27-21 third-quarter deficit to force the OT.

• A buzzer-beater from Laiten Lantis lifted Terry over Wibaux 63-61 in Class C play. Lantis finished with 26 points to lead the Terriers and Loni Kortum added 11. The game was tied 35-35 at half as the teams battled neck-and-neck throughout the rest of the game leading up to Lantis’ shot. Marni Schieffer led Wibaux with 21 and Layni Schieffer added 17.

Noxon defeated Two Eagle River 53-16 in Class C action. Cory Brodmerkle led Noxon with 20 and Anna Kaiser had 17. Two Eagle was led by Alexia Parizeau and Malanya Carpentier, who had six points apiece.

• Missoula Loyola Heart topped Deer Lodge 63-47 in a Class B game as Tessa Burke scored 24 to pace the Breakers. Sam Clevenger scored 13. Kamryn Scully scored 12 to lead Deer Lodge.

• Butte Central used a strong second half to top Frenchtown 47-38 in a Class A game as Kloie Thatcher scored 23 points. In the loss, Kylie Willett paced Frenchtown with 10 points.

• Kalispell Flathead lost an interstate battle to Timberlake, Idaho, 60-34. Clara Vandenbosch scored a game-high 20 points for the Bravettes.

• Whitefish topped Polson 52-38 behind a 20-point performance from the Bulldogs' Marlee Bender in a Class A game. Jaycee Frydenlund paced the Pirates with 17 points, connecting on five 3-pointers.

• Kaitlin Cox scored 19 points to lead Charlo to a 44-37 Class C win over Plains. Jessica Thompson had 11 points for Plains, which outscored Charlo 18-8 in the fourth quarter.

• Alberton-Superior's Kenzie Mueller scored 16 points and Madison Mask added 13 to help lift the Mountain Cats over St. Regis in a battle of unbeaten Mineral County rivals 53-22 in Class C play. Madison Kelly led St. Regis in scoring with nine points.

20-point club

40: Trevor Herzog, Reed Point-Rapelje

37: Sayer Patton, Choteau

36: Keenan Reynolds, Huntley Project

35: Josh Eckmann, Jefferson

31: Danny Hoisington, Thompson Falls

31: Blake DeCrane, Plenty Coups

31: Marcus Zeiler, Florence

31: Levi Brown, Lustre Christian

30: Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer 

30: Joseph Shanahan, Gallatin Valley Homeschool

29: Tyson Petticrew, Charlo

29: Abbey Aklestad, Shelby 

29: Jordan Comings, Philipsburg

28: Dyllon McDermid, Deer Lodge

28: Braxton Haws, Billings Senior

28: Joseph Williamson, Wolf Point

28: Davey Winn, Bainville

27: Kyle Weeks, Plains

26: Damon Sadler, Poplar

26: Kyndall Keller, Havre

26: Laiten Lantis, Terry

26: David Koppang, Missoula Loyola

25: David Evans, Hardin

25: Imani Bighorn, Poplar

25: Colter Miller, Three Forks

25: Max Feight, Whitehall

25: Gavin Adkins, Nashua-Opheim

25: Tanner Lien, Savage

24: Colter Zentner, Bridger

24: John Weimer, Baker

24: Dion Hopkins, Poplar

24: Zach Brown, Lustre Christian

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24: Tessa Burke, Missoula Loyola

24: Cobe Begger, Wibaux

23: Aaron Morast, Terry

23: Rollie Worster, Missoula Hellgate

23: Kloie Thatcher, Butte Central

23: Bryson Stermitz, Gardiner

23: Shay Adler, Custer-Hysham

23: Kendall Windy Boy, Rocky Boy

23: Alex Kosel, Roberts

23: Taylor Rowlison, Joliet

22: Rylan Olson, Joliet

22: Brody Grebe, Melstone

22: Drake Coonfare, Billings Christian

22: Sam Gray, Billings Central

22: Jayson Jackson, Frazer

22: Kola Bad Bear, Billings Senior

22: Cameron Haines, Seeley-Swan

21: Donny Robertson, Fromberg

21: Lillian Gopher, Box Elder

21: Garrett Duncan, Manhattan

21: Cade Johnstone, Forsyth

21: Lang, Custer-Hysham

21: Jeremiah Warner, Billings Skyview

21: Shade Main, Polson

21: Jourdain Klein, Ennis

21: Marni Schieffer, Wibaux

20: Hunter Bowker, Bainville 

20: Jessica Adkins, Bridger

20: Jack Lincoln, Missoula Loyola

20: Brett Robinson, Joliet

20: Cory Brodmerkle, Noxon

20: Sean Henry. Rocky Boy

20: Owen Landa, Valier

20: Colten Curry, Valier

20: Rylan Gauthier, Park City    

20: Clara Vandenbosch, Kalispell Flathead

20: Tyree Whitcomb, Browning

20: Marlee Bender, Whitefish

20: Jake Trotter, Shepherd


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