Basketball

BOYS

• Three players scored in double figures as Billings West handled Casper Natrona 75-52 in Billings. Jesse Owens led all scorers with 17 points, with Cade Tyson and Cole DeVries adding each adding 12 for the Golden Bears. West outscored Natrona 21-12 and 23-15 in the second and third quarters to pull away. The win marked No. 3 in a row for West (3-1), which earned a two-game sweep of the visiting Wyoming schools over the weekend.

• Three Spartans scored in double figures to carry Missoula Sentinel over Great Falls High 58-46 in Class AA action. Sam Beighle led the charge with 26 points, and the Carroll College recruit was 4 for 8 from 3-point range. Gaige DeShazer and Brayden Danzinger added 14 points apiece in the win.

• Zach Schacht scored 27 points but Billings Skyview fell to Casper (Wyo.) Kelly Walsh 54-49. Kelly Walsh built a 14-point lead after three quarters and held on from there as Davion McAdam led the Trojans for the second consecutive game with 15 points. “We really had a slow start and even in that third quarter we struggled through,” Skyview coach Kevin Morales said. “Zach was coming up big in the fourth quarter and we had a lot of young kids in the fourth quarter that sparked us. That was good to see.”

• Camden Hill scored 19 points to help Laurel beat Sugar-Salem (Idaho) 49-37 at a tournament in Afton, Wyoming. The Locomotives made four 3-pointers, but Hill made seven of the team’s eight 2-point field goals.

• The Fairview Warriors handled Circle in a big way with an 80-30 Class C victory at home. Carron Cayko led with 19 points. Alex Schriver, Luke Lebsock and Cody Asbeck also scored In double figures. Fairview led 51-18 by halftime. 

• St. Ignatius' Wacey McClure scored a game-high 31 points to lead three Bulldogs in double figures in a 78-33 Class C win over Troy. Jacob Hugs scored 17 and Flint McPherson added 14 points for St. Ignatius.

• Bigfork's Anders Epperly scored 19 points to help propel the undefeated Vikings to a 55-44 Class B win over Anaconda. The Copperheads' Braxton Hill led both teams with 21 points, and Trent Mikalatos added 12. The loss was the Copperheads' first of the season.

• Javy Somerfeld and Dominik Dunk each scored 22 points to help Power hold off Korbin Sheldon and Simms 67-53 in Class C action. Sheldon pumped in 30 points for Simms to lead all scorers. 

• Despite having Jaxon Lee and Kade Cutler sidelined with injuries, Philipsburg picked up a District 12C win against Lima 52-34. Senior Colton Grange scored 17 points and sophomore Daniel Brabender added another 17 for the Prospectors.

• Savage’s Owen Nelson and Westby-Grenora’s Jack Solberg had big nights with different approaches, and their teams traded baskets in a 69-66 Class C win for the Thunder. The game was tied after three quarters, but Westby-Grenora edged Savage with the help of two 3-pointers from Solberg, who made eight. He finished with 28 points. Nelson was 14 of 18 from the foul line and finished with 27 points.

• Grant Lundberg scored 17 points and Danny Hoisington and Nate Thibeault each added 15 in leading Thompson Falls to a 70-43 home win over Valley ChristianCaleb Colwell scored 14 points for the Eagles.

• Florence outscored Missoula Loyola by five points in the fourth quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a 58-54 Class B win. Florence's Brent Stroppel led all players with 17 points,. Tyce Pedersen added 15 and Marcus Zeiler chipped in 13. David Koppang paced Loyola with 16 points.

• Hamilton improved to 5-0 with a 77-47 Class A win against Polson. Five different Broncs reached double figures, with Carter Kearns leading the bunch at 16 points. Connor Lanier led the Pirates with 16 as well.

• Ronan topped Libby 66-52 in a Northwest A battle behind 21 points from Anthony Camel. Libby's Ryggs Johnston paced his squad with 18 points, though Ronan coach Mitch Wassam was happy with his team's effort in containing the all-state player. "We wanted to limit him to less than what he shot (under par) at the state golf tournament," the coach said of Johnston, an Arizona State golf recruit.

• Greg Whitesell led a group of five players in double figures scoring for Arlee in a 95-19 Class C road win over Hot Springs. Whitesell finished with 22 points for the defending state champions.

• Rylan Weltz dropped 24 points in Noxon's 52-24 Class C win over St. Regis. Nic Day had 14 points to lead St. Regis.

• Using a 29-9 advantage in the first quarter, Richey-Lambert attacked quickly en route to a 77-45 Class C victory over Nashua. Seth Prevost scored 25 points and Kyler Brown, Blake Lien and Gabe Gonsioroski all added 11 points apiece for the Fusion. Keigan Skorud scored 17 points for Nashua and Gavin Adkins added 12.

• Luke Holland collected 16 points and Leroy Davis added 12 in leading Drummond to a 54-35 Class C home win over Victor. Jerod Halley tallied 10 points for the Pirates.

• Keagan Stroop scored 24 points and Belt used a strong fourth quarter to come back and defeat Centerville 65-56 in a battle of Class C arch-rivals. Trailing 40-39 heading into the final period, Belt scored 26 points, including eight from Stroop, to jump ahead for good. Troy Hennes added 14 points for the Huskies. Carson McGinness scored 15 points and Aidan McDaniel added 14 for Centerville. 

GIRLS

• Billings West won its third straight and completed a weekend road sweep in Casper, Wyoming, with a 45-39 win over Natrona. Shayla Montague scored 12 points and TyLee Manuel and TyRaa Manuel each scored nine for the Golden Bears (3-1). “I thought the girls played great,” said West coach Charlie Johnson, whose team beat Kelly Walsh on Friday. “This weekend our size and athleticism really showed. It was a total team effort to get the sweep.” 

• Billings Skyview dropped its second consecutive game in Wyoming, falling 76-63 to Casper Kelly Walsh. Freshman Nevaeh Alden had 15 points to lead Skyview, which was within six points until Kelly Walsh, coached by former Billings Senior and Weber State standout Sara Tuomi, began to pull away at the free-throw line. Jamia Johnson had 23 points to lead Kelly Walsh.

• Shelby Schweyen and Kylie Frohlich scored 15 points apiece to lead Missoula Sentinel in a 66-43 Class AA win over Great Falls. The Spartans jumped up 27-14 after one quarter and 41-22 at the half.

Two players scored in double figures as Sugar-Salem (Idaho) defeated Laurel 57-22. 

• Hannah Gedlaman scored a game-high 16 points as Columbia Falls knocked off Kalispell Flathead 49-41. Ryley Kehr and Trista Cowan added 12 points apiece for Columbia Falls. Clara Vandenbosch paced Flathead with 14 points.

• Missoula Loyola stayed close with conference rival and unbeaten Florence, but the Falcons held the Breakers off in the final quarter for a 51-47 Class B win. Rilee Mangun led Florence with 19 points, and Danielle Zahn added 14 — 10 in the pivotal fourth quarter. Loyola's Tessa Burke led her squad with 19 and Sam Clevenger added 13.

Casey Ehmann scored 21 points in leading Darby to a nonconference win at Salmon, Idaho, 54-42. Makenzie Clark added 12 points.

• Skylee Dirden’s putback at the buzzer lifted Harlem to a 48-46 Class B win over Wolf Point. Mystic Strike scored 17 points and L’Tia Lawrence added 15 as the Wildcats improved to 3-1. Aubrey Zilkoski scored 20 to lead Wolf Point.

• Aleigha Spottedhorse scored the go-ahead basket and Lodge Grass went on to beat Baker 55-54 in Class B action. Spottedhorse finished with 29 points. Madison Reddick led Baker with 15.

• Mariah Dietrich dropped 18 points and Madison Wasson added 15 and Harlowton defeated Reed Point-Rapelje 50-24 in a Class C game. Harlowton jumped to a 19-3 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 31-8 by halftime. 

• Shainy Mack had 20 points and five assists and Kyle Olson hit three 3-pointers to help Three Forks beat Big Timber 65-47 in Class B play. Olson finished with 19 points. Sydney Prather had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds for Big Timber.

• Hamilton's Cariann Kunkel led a balanced Bronc attack in a 50-28 Class A win against Polson. Kunkel scored 13 points, the most of seven Hamilton scorers. Polson's Jaycee Frydelund led all players with 14 points.

• Philipsburg's Jaden Comings and Emma Grange each reached double figures to pace the Prospectors over the Lima Bears 61-25 in Class C play. Comings led the way with 20 points and Grange added 11.

• Jaime Berg scored 30 points to lead Bigfork to a 61-46 Class B win over Anaconda.

• Delaney Weltz tallied 12 points and Kristina Brown added 11 in Noxon's 42-33 Class C win over St. Regis. Anna Sanford had nine points to pace St. Regis.

• Despite trailing after the first quarter, Manhattan Christian stormed back against Lone Peak for a 58-35 Class C win. Alex Veltkkamp scored 21 points for the Eagles and Kelsey Heideme added 11. Lone Peak led 12-10 after the first quarter. KP Hoffman scored 14 points to lead Lone Peak.

• Scobey defeated Frazer 63-29 in Class C play behind three players scoring in double digits. Gracee Lekvold scored 19 points, ShaAnn Danelson scored 13 and Kortney Nelson added 10 points for the Spartans. Mya Fourstar led Frazer in scoring with 15, accounting for all 10 of the team’s third quarter points. 

• Troy's Allie Coldwell scored a game-high 28 points and was 10-for-22 shooting in the Trojans' 66-49 Class C win against St. Ignatius. Addison Arlint led the Bulldogs with 17 points. 

20-point club

32: Haley Olson, Richey-Lambert

31: Wacey McClure, St. Ignatius

31: Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer

30: Korbin Sheldon, Simms

30: Jaime Berg, Bigfork

30: Devia Iron Shirt, Northern Cheyenne 

30: Joaquin Pilcher, Absarokee

29: Zoe Cortner, Red Lodge

29: Aleigha Spottedhorse, Lodge Grass

28: Jack Solberg, Westby-Grenora

28: Allie Coldwell, Troy

27: Owen Nelson, Savage

27: Bryce Osksa, Plentywood

27: Zach Schacht, Billings Skyview

26: Joseph Williamson, Wolf Point

26: Brad Cichosz, Harlem

26: Sam Beighle, Missoula Central

25: Morgan Radtke, Drummond

25: Seth Prevost, Richey-Lambert

24: Rylan Weltz, Noxon

24: Jaden Graham, Lewistown

24: Keagan Stroop, Belt

24: Jacob Jessen, Winnett-Grass Range

23: Damon Sadler, Poplar 

23: Janessa Willekes, Simms

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23: Will South, Bainville

23: Wyatt Alexander, Whitehall

23: Gabe Gundlach, Miles City

23: Damon Sadler, Poplar

22: Cameron Hickson, Broadview-Lavina

22: Rod Schaff, Broadview-Lavina

22: Greg Whitesell, Arlee

22: CJ Nelson, Scobey

22: Javy Somerfeld, Power

22: Dominik Dunk, Power

22: Cody Welsh, Turner

21: Josh Eckmann, Jefferson

21: Bridger Larson, Sidney 

21: Casey Ehmann, Darby

21: Ryle Foote, Harlem

21: Anthony Camel, Ronan

21: Blake Decrane, Plenty Coups

21: Braxton Hill, Anaconda

21: Alex Veltkamp, Manhattan Christian

21: Hayden Diekhans, Fort Benton 

21: Kell Schwers, Big Timber

21: Mike Buckley 21, Sunburst

20: Max Eaton, Terry

20: Aubrey Zilkoski, Wolf Point

20: Dax Thornton, Lima

20: Jaden Comings, Philipsburg

20: Laiton Lantis, Terry

20: Shainy Mack, Three Forks

20: Brynley Fitzgerald, Dillon

20: Brynn Jolma, Winnett-Grass-Range

Wrestling

• Bozeman won the CMR Holiday Classic with 230.5 points. Billings Senior was second at 192 and Great Falls third at 189.5. At 132 pounds, three-time Billings Senior state champion Charlie Klepps was first and earned Most Outstanding Wrestler. At 103 pounds, the Broncs' Alejandro Madrid was first and also claimed the quick-pin award. Individual champions were: 103, Madrid, Senior; 113, Cooper Birdwell, Lewistown; 120, Matthew DeWitt, Senior; 126, Leif Schroeder, Bozeman; 132, Klepps, Senior; 138, Jackson Currier, Colstrip; 145, Michael Weber, Forsyth; 152, Ty Bradley, Colstrip; 160, Jordan Komac, Great Falls; 170, Nakoda Siegel, Colstrip; 182, Brandon Cooper, Bozeman; 205, Jarret Leinwand, Senior; 285, Merlin Whitedirt, Colstrip. 

• Hardin, which placed second at last weekend’s Scottie Invitational, defeated Malta 31-28 for the title at the 27th Annual Huntley Project Wrestling Duals. Columbus-Absarokee downed Shepherd 48-22 in the third-place dual. Hardin is ranked eighth in Class A. 

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