Boys Basketball

• Sidney survived a missed free throw to hold off Billings Central 50-49 afternoon in Eastern A action. Aaron Entz paced the Eagles with 11 points. Sidney trailed 20-8 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Rams 25-18 in the second half. Trailing 50-47, Central was fouled on a 3-point shot attempt with two seconds remaining. The Rams made the first two free throws but missed the third after a Sidney timeout.

• No. 5-ranked Livingston received 24 points from Rydell Floyd in beating visiting Lewistown 69-56 in a Class A encounter. Brendon Johnson added 18 points to the winning cause. Floyd nailed two 3-pointers during a 19-7 fourth-quarter spurt.

Camden Hill scored 16 points as Laurel eased away from Glendive 43-37 in an Eastern A game. Gaje Leischner added 10 points for Laurel, which held a 21-20 lead at halftime. Stephen Steinbrom had a game-high 21 points for Glendive.

• Darby's Aaron HansenNelson Smith and Dylan Parks all recorded double-doubles in a 65-54 win over Alberton-Superior in Class C play. Smith had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Parks had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Hansen had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Alberton-Superior's Connor Voll scored a game-high 19 points. 

• Carter Kearns unloaded 37 points and Tanner Goligoski scored 21 in Hamilton's 75-65 Class A win over Dillon. The Broncs (11-0), No. 1 in the Class A rankings, remain atop the Western A.  • Jack Lincoln scored 26 and Joey McElroy had 17 to boost Missoula Loyola over Anaconda 73-62 in a Class B game. Both Jacob Hollenback and Charles Burns scored 10 for Loyola.

• Tyler JohnsonEric Seaman and Sam Elliott's double-figure nights pushed Kalispell Flathead over Helena 53-41 in Class AA action. Johnson scored a game-high 19 points, Seaman had 15 and Elliott added 11.

• Rylan Olson was 14 for 14 from the floor and scored 37 points to lead Joliet to a 70-31 Class B win over Red Lodge. 

• Payton Petersen poured in 31 points and Nathan Brown added 20 in leading Lincoln to a 56-51 Class C road win over Valley Christian. Caleb Colwell scored 15 points for the Eagles.

• Caden Harkins scored 16 points for Kalispell Glacier in a 44-38 Class AA win over Helena Capital. 

• Jonah Parke piled up 23 points in a 56-33 Class C home win for Drummond over Ennis. Colby Manley added nine points for the Trojans.

• No. 2 Scobey blew past Nashua 68-22 in a Class C game behind three players scoring in double digits. CJ Nelson had 15, Riley Linder 14 and Aidan Fishell 10 points. 

• Elijah Rogers scored 30 points to help Lodge Grass hold off Lame Deer 98-96 in a Class B shootout. Colton Collins added 15 points, and Ethan Dust and Milon Blacksmith both added 14 as Lodge Grass outscored Lame Deer 28-24 in the fourth quarter. Michael Weaselbear finished with 28 points and Rocco McMakin 25 for Lame Deer.

• No. 5 Manhattan Christian in Class C was defeated by No. 3 Class B Three Forks 51-42. Payden Lynn and Colter Miller each scored 14 points for Three Forks. Caleb Bellalch added 13 points for Manhattan Christian 

• Kale Gierke led No. 10 Terry with 21 points in a 64-60 Class C win over Jordan.

Davey Winn hit two free throws to send the game into overtime, hit the game-winning basket with one second to play in the extra session and scored a game-high 26 points to give Bainville a 61-59 Class C win over Savage.

• Once-beaten and fourth-ranked Gardiner had six players score points in double digits in winning at Broadview-Lavina 101-79 in a Class C encounter. Bryson Stermitz led the Bruins with 20 points. Gardiner led 44-39 at halftime, then went on a 34-24 run during the third quarter. Rod Schaff provided 20 points for Broadview-Lavina. 

Bigfork raced to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and cruised to an 85-53 Class B road victory over Florence behind Beau Santisteven's 26 points. Marcus Zeiler scored 25 for the Falcons.

• It took overtime, but Danny Hoisington's 34 points lifted Thompson Falls over Deer Lodge 71-68 in Class B action. Payton Frields had 16 for the Blue Hawks. Dyllon McDermid scored 26 points for the Wardens and Tristan Smith added 11. 

Plains scored 22 points in the second quarter to win in Noxon 51-35 in a Class C game. Derek Curry and Kyle Weeks scored 13 and Tanner Ovitt added 10 for the Horsemen. Noxon's Logan Wood had a game-high 15 points. 

• Seeley-Swan had four players in double-figures in its Class C road win over Victor 75-43. Gunnar Sloan had a game-high 18 points, Avery Smith scored 10, Cameron Haines had 13 and Keaton Johnson added 10 for the Blackhawks. Tristin Chavez scored 10 for the Pirates. 

• Payton Petersen and Nathan Brown combined for 51 of Lincoln's 56 points in the Lynx's 56-51 Class C win over Valley Christian. Petersen scored 31 points and Brown had 20. Leading the Eagles were Caleb Colwell and Casey Reimer, who both had 15 points. 

Girls Basketball

• Laurel won its fourth straight, beating Glendive 46-32 in an Eastern A contest. Aspen Cotter scored 15 points and Sammi Spitzer added 14 to help the Locomotives even their record to 5-5. Laurel is 4-0 in league. Glendive was led by Bailey Pearcy’s 12 points and 10 from Savannah Toms.

Autumn Eagleman hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left as Harlem, seventh in the Class B rankings, rallied from an 18-point deficit and scored the final eight points of the game and upset No. 2 Poplar 55-53. Mystic Striker topped Harlem (9-1) with 18 points, Skylee Dirden had 12 and Eagleman 8. Imani Bighorn and Chloe' Shields had 15 points apiece for Poplar (9-1).

• Kola Bad Bear had a team-high 30 points as fourth-ranked Billings Senior defeated Bozeman 47-42 in overtime in a Class AA matchup. Ellie Ostermiller knocked down a big 3-pointer to tie it 38-38 late in the fourth. The Broncs' only lead came in overtime. “We started slow in the first half. Bozeman was on fire. In the second half we switched our defense around and got the ball to the hot hands of Kola Bad Bear,” Senior coach Zach Robbins said. “Overall being able to execute both offensively and defensively on the road at Bozeman was great to see the girls finally coming into their stride.”

• In a showdown of top-10 Class B teams, Jaime Berg scored 20 points and Rakiah Grende 19 to lead fifth-ranked Bigfork to a 67-59 overtime win over No. 4 Florence. Danielle Zahn scored 19 for the Falcons (8-1) Bigfork improved to 9-1.

• Colstrip rallied from eight points down at halftime to beat Huntley Project 49-47. The Fillies, ranked No. 6 in the poll, outscored the Red Devils 23-13 in the second half and led by as many as eight in the fourth quarter before improving to 10-1. Amaya LaFranier led Colstrip with 17 points and Shelby Jordan added 10. Heidi Cranford led Huntley Project with 11 points.

• Billings Central improved to 4-1 in the Eastern A with a 54-17 win over Sidney. Olivia Moten-Schell scored 15 points, and Melissa Hanser and Julia Peterson both added eight to the Rams.

• Faith Nichols and Blythe Seal each had 15 points as No. 8 Roundup defeated Forsyth 59-44 in Class B action.

Micalann McCrea scored 22 points to lead Class B Ronan past Class C St. Ignatius 69-52. Louetta Conko-Carmel added 14 for Ronan. St. Ignatius' Syd Brander had 16 points. 

• Sam Clevenger scored 14 points, seven in the fourth quarter, as Missoula Loyola held off the Anaconda Copperheads 59-51 in Class B play. Tessa Burke added a game-high 19 for Loyola.

• Lindsay Laws led a balanced Plains attack, scoring 12 points in a 51-31 Class C road win over Noxon. Delaney Weltz scored nine for the Red Devils.

• Alberton-Superior's Hailey Kelly (22 points) and Madison Lommen (18) combined for 40 points to lead the Mountain Cats past Darby 69-29 in Class C play. Casey Ehmann led the Tigers with 11 points. 

• Every member of the Seeley-Swan team scored at least two points in the Blackhawks' 58-9 Class C win over Victor. Chloe Robbins paced the Blackhawks with 15 points. 

• Cariann Kunkel's 17 points paced the Hamilton Broncs in their 37-30 Class A win over Dillon. The win gives the Broncs the outright lead in the Southwest A.

Semarah Wells drilled four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points as visiting Wolf Point won at Glasgow 73-43 in a Class B matchup. Teammate Aubrey Zilkoski was close behind with 17 points. 

• A trio of Wardens scored in double figures to lead Deer Lodge over Thompson Falls 64-30 in Class B action. Darcy Walker scored 15, Rachael Nicholson had 12 and Ariel Clark added 11. 

Laiten Lantis nailed four 3-pointers on her way to 35 points as Terry defeated visiting Jordan 64-41 in Class C play. Lantis scored 17 of her points in the third quarter. Jordan received 28 points from Tawney Stanton, who shot 20 of 27 from the foul line. 

• Four players, led by Kyle Olson’s 20 points, scored in double figures and Class B’s No. 1 team, Three Forks, beat Class C Manhattan Christian 74-52. Manhattan Christian led 20-15 after the first quarter, but the Eagles couldn’t keep pace and saw their six-game winning streak end. Shainy Mack and Morgan Allen added 18 points, and Sydney Lane had 11 for Three Forks. Alex Veltkamp led Manhattan Christian with 19 points.

• Freshman Mya Hadley came up with a steal and knocked down a 10-foot jump shot at the buzzer to lift Class B Baker past visiting Class C Wibaux 61-60. Hadley finished with eight points. Sophomore Hallie Burdick led Baker with 16 points.

• Cloe Hagl led No. 6 Harlowton to a 41-30 Class C win over Shields Valley with 15 points. Teammate Mariah Dietrich contributed 12 points.

20-point club

37: Carter Kearns, Hamilton

37: Rylan Olson, Joliet

35: Laiten Lantis, Terry

35: Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee

34: Danny Hoisington, Thompson Falls

31: Payton Peterson, Lincoln

31: Allie Coldwell, Troy

30: Trent Mikalatos, Anaconda

30: Damon Sadler, Poplar 

30, Kola Bad Bear, Billings Senior

30: Elijah Rogers, Lodge Grass

30: Caleb Hess, Winnett-Grass Range

28: Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer

28: Rebekah Everest, West Yellowstone

28: Tawney Stanton, Jordan

27: Trace Simonson, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale

27: Justin Stulc, Roy-Winifred

27: Nathan Morse, West Yellowstone 

27: Shade Main, Polson

26: Treyton Pickering, Sunburst

26: Beau Santisteven, Bigfork

26: Davey Winn, Bainville

26: Jack Lincoln, Missoula Loyola

26: Dyllon McDermid, Deer Lodge

25: Marcus Zeiler, Florence

25: Anthony Camel, Ronan

25: Rocco McMakin, Lame Deer

25: Greg Whitesell, Arlee

25: Gabe Gundlach, Miles City

24: Rydell Floyd, Livingston

24: Erik Dahinden, Chester-Joplin-Inverness

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23: Jonah Parke, Drummond

23: Mallorey Sheppard, Absarokee

23: Mickayla Johnson, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale

23: Jerilyn Dietz, Lincoln

23: Ryan Roth, Big Sandy

23: Kobe Begger, Wibaux

22: Micalann McCrea, Ronan

22: Zane Stahl, Winnett-Grass Range

22: Rylan Gauthier, Park City

22: Ryggs Johnston, Libby

22: Hailey Kelly, Alberton-Superior

22: Will Mesteth, Arlee

22. Jazmine Spotted Bear, Cut Bank

21: Madison Seifert, Cut Bank

21: Clint Darlington, Big Sandy

21: Landon Duffy, Simms 

21: Tanner Goligoski, Hamilton

21: Sierra Summers, Frazer

21: Trevor Herzog, Reed Point Rapelje

21: Sienna Utter, Eureka

21: Kale Gierke, Terry

21: Stephen Steinbrom, Glendive 

21: Hallie Wangerin, Plentywood

21: Kaicey Oliver, Cascade

21: Khloe Kammerzell, Chester-Joplin-Inverness

20: Kendahl Knapton, Chester-Joplin-Inverness 

20: Jamie Pickens, Helena

20: Shay Adler, Custer-Hysham

20: Kyle Olson, Three Forks

20: Bryson Stermitz, Gardiner

20: Rod Schaff, Broadview-Lavina

20: Semarah Wells, Wolf Point

20: Nathan Brown, Lincoln

20: Jaime Berg, Bigfork


• Sidney won the 60th annual Cowboy Invitational in Miles City with 206 points. Thunder Basin High School of Gillette, Wyo., was second with 143.5 and Colstrip third with 141. Individual champions were: 103, Gentry Lamb, Billings Skyview; 113, Reese Osborne, Sheridan, Wyo.; 120, Kade Graves, Sidney; 126, Kyle Burwick, Hettinger-Scranton, N.D.; 132, Charlie Klepps, Senior; 138, Jackson Currier, Colstrip; 145, Michael Weber, Forsyth; 152, Jace Rhodes, Billings West; 160, Tyler Clapp, Glendive; 170, Nakoda Siegel, Colstrip; 182, Nelson Crisafulli, Glendive; 205, Blaine Buchanan, Huntley Project; 285, Merlin Whitedirt, Colstrip. It was Burwick’s fourth individual title at the Cowboy and he was chosen the meet's Outstanding Wrestler. The junior has won three North Dakota state titles. He wrestled at the Cowboy as an eighth-grader. It is believed there has never been a five-time Cowboy champion. Rhodes was the Quick-Pin winner and it was Weber’s third Cowboy crown. 


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