Boys Basketball

T.J. Reynolds and Aaron White joined forces to score 59 points in No. 9 Shelby's 73-66 win at No. 3 Rocky Boy in a Class B showdown. Reynolds finished with 36 points for the victors, and White added 23 for Coyotes. Reynolds and White accounted for 18 of Shelby's 20 fourth-quarter points. For the night, White shot 10 of 13 from the foul line and knocked down three 3-pointers. Cordell Small scored 31 points for Rocky Boy.

Jackson Wade and Frankie Starz each scored 14 points and Lone Peak rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit to down Ennis for the first time in school history, 49-44. Tanner Wood and Gus Dickinson had 15 apiece for Ennis, which led 31-24 at halftime. Lone Peak, located in Big Sky, opened its doors in 2009.

Cole DeVries helped Billings West get off to a fast start as the Golden Bears defeated Butte 57-44 in Eastern AA play. DeVries had eight of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter as West took a 18-7 lead. He finished with seven field goals and made 4 of 5 free throws. Jesse Owens added 11 points for the Bears (5-4, 2-2). Clay Ferguson led the Bulldogs (1-7, 0-3) with 16 points.

• No. 3 Great Falls edged Billings Skyview 52-48 to improve to 8-1 on the season. The Bison were led by Blake Thelen, who scored 22 points including four 3-pointers. Kyle Torgerson added 11 points for Great Falls. Tyler Kinghorn scored 11 points for Skyview and Jeremiah Warner added 10 as the Falcons dropped to 3-5 on the year.  

• Abe Johnson, Rollie Worster and Bridger Deden all reached double figures for Missoula Hellgate, but the Knights lost a nonconference interstate battle to Genesis Prep (Idaho) 56-48. Worster led the trio with 12 points. Deden and Johnson each added 11.

• Jakim Ricketts had 18 points and Rydell Floyd added 15 as Class A No. 4-ranked Livingston defeated Havre 56-25.  

• Jayce Griffith led No. 5 Roundup with 17 points as the Panthers beat Shepherd 60-50 in a Class B game. Kelson Eiselein added 16 points for Roundup. 

• No. 7 Whitehall received 20 points from Max Feight in winning at Jefferson 61-40 in Class B action. Whitehall (9-3) also received 14 points from Wyatt Alexander and 10 from Ryan Murphy

• Darby shot 76 percent from the free-throw line and three Tigers scored in double figures to help top Victor 67-57 in Class C play. Nelson Smith scored a team-high 18 points, Dylan Parks had 17 and Gabe Smith reached 15 for Darby (6-5 overall, 5-1 in conference). Tristan Chavez led the Pirates (2-10, 1-5) with 15 points.

• Lincoln sophomore Nathan Brown piled up 40 points, nine steals and five rebounds in leading the Lynx to a 76-59 Class C home win over White Sulphur Springs. Brown hit four 3-point shots. Teammate Payton Petersen tossed in 24. Lincoln raced ahead 24-7 in the first quarter. Dawson Clayton finished with 19 points for WSS.

• Brendon McDonald scored 22 points to lead Two Eagle River past Hot Springs 57-40 in Class C action. Brandon Larios and Dom Finley each added 12 for the Eagles. Tyler Carr paced the Savage Heat with 22.

Missoula Loyola boosted its record to 5-1 in Western 6-B action and 8-3 overall with a 68-52 Class B home win over Deer Lodge. Jack Lincoln paced the Rams with 17 points, followed by Joey McElroy with 16 and Jacob Hollenback 11. Dyllon McDermid scored 11 for the Wardens (3-7).

• Brem Phipps had 20 points to lead Jordan to a 72-67 Class C win over Wibaux. Ed and Keenan Murnion added 19 and 17 points for Jordan. Cobe Begger had 33 points to lead Wibaux. 

• No. 4 Three Forks defeated Columbus 58-45 in Class B play as Payden Lynn scored 13 points. Brandon Horton led Columbus with 12 points. 

• Isaiah Williams led undefeated and second-ranked Class B Colstrip (12-0) with 22 points in a 54-37 win over Class A Glendive. 

Joseph Williamson tossed in 24 points as Wolf Point defeated Poplar 66-46 in a Class B game.

• Multi-sport standout Ryggs Johnston collected 30 points in leading Libby to a 61-44 Class A home win over Whitefish. Lee Walburn scored 25 for the Bulldogs.

• The Bigfork Vikings topped St. Ignatius 71-24 to remain undefeated. Clayton Reichenbach and Beau Santistevan led the Viking charge with 15 points apiece.

Drummond bested Harrison 51-22 in Class C play as the Trojans improved to 7-0 in conference, 10-2 overall. Jonah Parke paced Drummond with 17 points.

Girls Basketball

Kenzie Ketchum scored 14 points and Nevaeh Alden added 13 to lead Billings Skyview past Great Falls 36-35 in Class AA action. Jorgie Hawthorne led Great Falls with 17.

• TyLee Manuel scored 23 points to help No. 5 Billings West get back in the win column with a 42-30 Eastern AA win over Butte. Manuel was the lone double-digit scorer, but the Golden Bears held Butte to eight points in the first half. West was coming off a Thursday night loss to No. 4 Billings Senior. Aspen Lovshin led Butte with 11 points.

• Aspen Cotter scored 21 points and Paige O’Toole added 10 to help Laurel hold off Billings Central 42-36 in Eastern A play. The Locomotives led by 12 after the third quarter, but 3-pointers from Zoie Althoff and Tess Hansen helped the Rams pull within 35-33. Sammi Spitzer responded with five unanswered points in the next 30 seconds, and Laurel (7-5, 5-0) remained unbeaten in the league and won its sixth straight overall. Isabelle Erickson led Central (6-4, 3-2) with 13 points.

Shelby Jordan, Amaya LaFranier and Carlin Gillispie combined for 35 points as Class B No. 7-ranked Colstrip won at home against Class A Glendive, 42-33. The once-beaten Fillies were led by the 12 points apiece of Jordan and LaFranier. Gillispie chipped in with 11. Glendive received 12 points from Savannah Toms and 11 from Karsen Murphy

• Undefeated and top-ranked Three Forks (11-0) defeated No. 9 Columbus 47-35. Morgan Allen scored 16 points and Shainy Mack added 10 for Three Forks. Camryn Ault led Columbus with 10 points.

• Savanna Wolf led No. 8 Roundup (10-1) to a dominating 55-20 win over Shepherd. Wolff led the Panthers with 13 points. 

Shelby Paulson tallied 12 points as No. 1 Belt remained undefeated in the Class C ranks with a 46-41 triumph at No. 9 Winnett-Grass Range. The Huskies (10-0), who have won five of the last six state titles, used an 18-9 fourth-quarter run to beat the Rangers (9-2). Sydney Browning led Winnett-Grass Range with a game-high 19 points. WGR was ahead 32-28 heading into the fourth quarter.

• Troy won a 52-47 Class C overtime thriller against Plains. Allie Coldwell scored 20 of her game-high 26 points in the second half to power the Trojans. Lindsay Laws and Jessica Thompson each finished with 19 for Plains.

• With 20 points, McKennzie Cannon scored nearly half of Hot Springs' output in the Savage Heat's 48-32 Class C win over Two Eagle River. Justina Big Beaver scored 11 for the Eagles. 

• Maggie Jorgenson scored 24 points and JeriLyn Dietz added 13 points for Lincoln, but the Lynx fell to White Sulphur Springs 59-43 in Class C action.

• Klaire Kovatch scored 14 in Seeley-Swan's 71-21 Class C win over Valley Christian. Kaitlyn Kelly scored 12 for Valley Christian.

Butte Central bested Frenchtown in a low-scoring Southwest A matchup 35-26. Kloie Thatcher had 11 points for Central. Alivia Williams paced the Broncs with 10 points.

• A trio of Valkyries hit double-figures in Bigfork's 69-20 win over St. Ignatius. Heidi Schneller hit 15, Jaime Berg scored 13 and Rakiah Grende added 12 points. 

20-Point Club

40: Nathan Brown, Lincoln

36: T.J. Reynolds, Shelby 

33: Cobe Begger, Wibaux

32: Sayer Patton, Choteau

31: Cordell Small, Rocky Boy 

30: Ryggs Johnston, Libby 

29: Carson McGinness, Centerville

28: Blake Decrane, Plenty Coups

28: Owen Nelson, Savage

27: Layne Scaff, Broadview-Lavina  

26: Mackenzie Dethman, Froid-Lake

26: Sam Leep, Manhattan Christian

26: Brynley Fitzgerald, Dillon

26: Cecilla Vielle, Box Elder 

26: Cody Welsh, Turner

26: Allie Coldwell, Troy

25: Gabriello Capasso, Lustre Christian

25: Lee Walburn, Whitefish

25: Dyauni Boyce, Roy-Winifred

24: Cameron Hideson, Broadview-Lavina 

24: Payton Petersen, Lincoln

24: Adrienne Gopher, Rocky Boy

24: Maggie Jorgenson, Lincoln

24: Joseph Williamson, Wolf Point

23: Shawn Cunnington, Power

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23: Mackenzie Dethman, Froid-Lake

23: Tessa Burke, Missoula Loyola

23: Aaron White, Shelby

23: Domenik Dunk, Power

23: Kaicey Oliver, Cascade

23: Joaquin Pelcher, Absarokee

23: TyLee Manuel, Billings West 

23: Alleen Russell, Poplar

22: Trevor Herzog, Reed Point Rapelje

22: Brendon McDonald, Two Eagle River

22: Kenna Pitcher, Fairfield

22: Devin Miller, North Star

22: Blake Thelen, Great Falls

22: Tyler Carr, Hot Springs

22: Isaiah Williams, Colstrip

22: Connor McNeil, Park City

22: Zach Brown, Lustre

21: Sadie Brown, Lustre Christian

21: Aspen Cotter, Laurel

21: Ethan Vincent , Great Falls Central

21: Kolton Pospisil, Bridger

20: Austin Rushton, Simms

20: Genna Barrett, White Sulphur Springs

20: Brem Phipps, Jordan

20: McKennzie Cannon, Hot Springs

20: Max Feight, Whitehall 

20: Calder Ludvigson, Cascade

20: Taylor Matthews, Malta 

20: Bridger Larson, Sidney


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