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Billings Central's Zoie Althoff

Billings Central's Zoie Althoff attempts a shot over Miles City's Bailee Murnion in Eastern A girls basketball on Friday at the Nelles Activities Center.

Boys basketball

• Polson made two free throws in the final two seconds of the second overtime period to beat Ronan 77-75 at Salish Kootenai College. Polson's Connor Lanier scored a game-high 28 points and hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in regulation to force the first overtime tied at 59-59. The Pirates trailed 36-22 at the half and never regained the lead in regulation. They made 14 of 18 free throws, and Ronan went 14 of 26. The Chiefs' Zeke Misa finished with 27 points and nine rebounds, and teammate Anthony Camel added 22 points. "It was a really fun atmosphere," Ronan coach Mitch Wassam said. "It’s a rivalry game. We’re back in Class A, so the rivalry is renewed. We would have loved to been on the winning end of it, but in a rivalry game, crazy things happen."

• Third-ranked Billings Central topped Miles City 52-41 behind a 13-point performance from Chrishon Dixon. Sam Gray added nine, Jae Hugs scored eight and Cade Herriford chipped in seven points. The Rams led 33-24 at half. Kaden Stadley led Miles City with nine points. 

Mylan Blacksmith scored 20 points and Elijah Rogers 18 as Lodge Grass won at home over Huntley Project 67-56 in a Class B matchup. The Indians used a 17-8 run in the second quarter to build a lead. Project received 18 points from Keenan Reynolds.

• Three players in double figures carried Melstone past Jordan 63-31 in Class C action. Brody Grebe led the Broncs with 19 points, Beni Jankovits added 16 and Isaiah Bouchard 10. Ed Murnion led Jordan with 12.

Missoula Loyola erased a two-point halftime deficit in surging to a 74-68 road win over St. Ignatius. Joey McIlroy paced the Rams (5-2) with 25 points and Jacob Hugs tallied 23 for the Bulldogs (3-5).

• Victor picked up its second win, holding off visiting Alberton-Superior for a 49-45 decision. Mason Agee scored 14 points and Will Jessop 13 for the Pirates (2-7).   

• Kade CutlerDaniel Brabender and Kane Hess each scored eight points in leading Philipsburg to a 43-26 Class C home win over Ennis.

• Trey Christiens scored 18 points and Casey Reimer added 13 as Valley Christian beats Helena Christian 58-43 in Class C play. Valley Christian outscored Helena Christian 36-15 in the second half after trailing 28-22 at the half.

Girls basketball

Sharmayne Hardy and Mashaya Alden scored 13 points apiece as Class A Hardin won at Class B Shepherd 63-35. The winning Bulldogs also received 11 points from Ivery Fritzler. Hardin outscored Shepherd 32-9 in the middle quarters. Shepherd was led by the 12 points of Jaycee Murdock.

• Four players reached double figures as Billings Central opened its Eastern A schedule with a 50-39 win over Miles City. Olivia Moten-Schell led the way with 13 points, and Isabelle Erickson and Melissa Hanser added 11 each for the Rams, who improved to 4-2. Zoie Althoff finished with 10. Miles City (2-5, 1-2) was led by Mackenzie Rask, who had 12 points.

• Glendive outscored Sidney 31-11 in the second and third quarters for a 60-33 Class A victory. Karsen Murphy led the Red Devils with 18 points and Bailey Pearcy had 11.

Sydney Prather poured in 31 points as visiting Big Timber won at Joliet 54-48 in a Class B matchup. The Sheepherders bolted ahead 30-17 in the opening half. Joliet was led by the 17 points of Tayler Wright. Teammate Vanessa Nowak added 15.

Hallie Wangerin scored 14 points in leading No. 7-ranked Plentywood to a 46-33 victory at Culbertson in a Class C contest. Brenna Osksa and Jasmine Russell added seven points apiece to the winning cause. Undefeated Plentywood extended a 26-21 halftime lead with a 14-5 scoring spurt in the third quarter. Kelsie Williams scored 13 points for Culbertson, while Faith Bowland added 11. 

• Louette Conko-Camel scored 13 points and Micalann McCrea added 12 in Ronan's 56-36 Class A road win over Polson.

• The Charlo Vikings used a 14-6 surge in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Seeley-Swan 36-28 in Class C play. Kaitlin Cox tallied a game-high 17 points. 

20-point club

33: Chance Main, Hays-Lodgepole

31: Sydney Prather, Big Timber 

31: Kordell Carpenter, Denton-Geyser-Stanford 

30: Brad Cichosz: Harlem 

30: Kailee Oliverson, Twin Bridges

28: Connor Lanier, Polson

27: Zeke Misa, Ronan 

27: Cecilla Vielle. Box Elder 

27: Tucker Kane, Red Lodge

26: Tristan Gieser, Reed Point-Rapelje

26: Rocco McMakin, Lame Deer

25: Draya Wacker, Melstone

25: Dawson Matt, Cut Bank

25: Caden Smerker, Simms

25: Caleb Bellach, Manhattan Christian

25: Joey McIlroy, Missoula Loyola

24: Isaiah Williams, Colstrip  

23: Alleen Russell, Poplar

23: Jacob Hugs, St. Ignatius

23: Ryggs Johnston, Libby

23: Landon Duffy, Simms

23: Mic O’Connor, Ekalaka

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23: Danielle Zahn, Florence

23: Joseph Williamson, Wolf Point

22: Famous Lefthand, Hardin

22: Emily Poole, Huntley Project

22: Anonda Goes Ahead, Plenty Coups

22: Braxton Hill, Anaconda

22: Tavia Rooney, Townsend

22: Colter Miller, Three Forks

22: Sloan McPherson, Savage

22: Brandon Aimsback, Browning

22: Hanna Hays, Lewistown

22: Tyson Petticrew, Charlo

22: Anthony Camel, Ronan

21: Kaicey Oliver, Cascade

21: Cody Asbeck, Fairview 

21: Michaiah Hauser, Three Forks 

21: Bryson Stermitz, Gardiner

21: Kaicey Oliver, Cascade

20: Sydnie Peterson, Anaconda

20: Sayer Patton, Choteau 

20: Mylan Blacksmith, Lodge Grass


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