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Senior vs Butte

Billings Senior's Christian Cotharn drives down the court while being pursued by Butte's Dan McCloskey on Friday evening at the Butte Civic Center. Senior toppled the Bulldogs 67-61 for its first win of the year.

Editor's note: Highlights and top scorers will be updated on the website as results arrive from around the state. 

Boys Basketball

Class AA

• Junior Bergen scored 18 points -- 12 on 3-pointers -- as Billings Senior earned its first victory of the season by downing Butte 67-61 on the road. Austin Conway had 12 points and Jackson Burckley added 10 for the Broncs. Clay Ferguson led Butte with 18 points. The Broncs led the entire game, though the Bulldogs cut the margin to a single point with less than two minutes to play, 57-56.  

Blake Thelen poured in a game-high 21 points to lead second-ranked Great Falls past Billings Skyview 58-51. Kyle Torgerson also added 17 for Great Falls. For Skyview, Julius Mims, Alex Schaaf and Zach Schacht each had 11 points.

Class A

• Fourth-ranked Hamilton boosted its record to 14-2 with a 65-47 win at Polson. Tanner Goligoski paced the Broncs with 21 points and Hunter Omlid added 17. Micah Askan led the Pirates with 10 points.

• A 33-11 third quarter highlighted Hardin’s 85-45 nonconference win over Class B Shepherd. Trae Hugs and Famous Lefthand each scored 20 points for No. 2 Hardin (14-1). Badger Martin led Shepherd (5-11) with 17 points, and Spencer Lepley added 14.

Tanner Trafton's 27 points led the way but Jaden Graham added 15 and Wes Jameson 11 as Lewistown held off Class B Fairfield 68-65. Keeley Bake was Fairfield's top scorer with 26 points, followed by Ryder Meyer with 13 and Dawson Allen at 12.

Lee Walburn's 23 points topped all scorers and Dillon Botner had 16 for Whitefish in a 61-47 victory over Corvallis. Caleb Warnken topped the Blue Devils with 18 points.

Class B

Kobee BigBack tallied 22 points and No. 1 Colstrip ran its season record to 16-0 with an 85-34 victory at home against winless Forsyth. Kellen Big Head added 16 points for the winners, followed by JT Baer (11) and Shaye Wilkie (10). The Colts, 10-0 in conference, scored 50 points in the first two quarters to lead 50-21 by halftime. Forsyth's Rylen Kuntz wound up with 11 points.

• Junior Tommy Campbell came up with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds as Columbus won at home over Roundup 65-35. The Cougars outscored the Panthers 19-1 in the second quarter to lead 34-19 at halftime. 

• Senior Sayer Patton celebrated his commitment to play basketball at Carroll College with a 23-point outing to lead Choteau to a 68-61 victory over Shelby. Acton Snyder had 15 points and Kyler Crabtree 13 for Choteau. Tanner Parsons led all scorers with 26 points for the Coyotes, followed by Logan Leck at 15 and Rhett Reynolds with 11. 

Frankie Bacon scored 13 points and Orin Arkinson added 10 as Rocky Boy rallied in the fourth quarter for a 43-38 victory over Malta. Rocky Boy trailed by a point entering the final eight minutes. Tanner Smith had 14 points and Kooper Oxarart 12 for the Mustangs.

Kell Schwers 30 points to lead No. 2 Big Timber past Joliet 70-58. Ethan Bullock added 13 points and Shayden King added 11 for the Herders. Ry Olson scored a game-high 42 points for Joliet.

Colter Miller led four players in double figures with 19 points as Three Forks cruised past arch-rival Manhattan 72-56 after racing to a 20-10 lead after one quarter. Dustin Dalke and Bryce Olson had 13 points apiece and Corey Yency 11 for the Wolves. Caden Holgate's 19 points led the Tigers, who also received 14 points from Cache Douma.

Logan Heser scored 19 points as Wolf Point had little trouble with Baker in a 70-37 win. Joseph Williamson and Tade Wallette added 10 apiece for the Wolves. Sean Shelhamer had 10 for the Spartans.

Colton Collins and Josh Stewart led a balanced Lodge Grass offense with 12 points apiece as the Indians had little trouble with Huntley Project, 71-40. Ten players scored for Lodge Grass. Four players scored six points for the Red Devils.

Dyllon McDermid scored16 points as Deer Lodge moved to 10-2 on the season with a 58-42 conference win over Florence. Judd Applegate added on nine for the Wardens. Florence’s Jacob Round had 14 points and Brenden Bailey scored 12.

Class C

Cody Asbeck led with 18 points and Alex Schriver contributed 16 to carry ninth-ranked Fairview (13-2) over Class B No. 9 Poplar 60-54. Josh Herron added 11 for Fairview. 

Caleb Bellach popped in 22 points, Caidin Hill and David Aamot added 12 apiece, and Sam Leep finished with 10 as top-ranked Manhattan Christian improved to 16-0 with a 70-34 romp over Lone Peak. Austin Samuels led the Bighorns with 14 points.

• Third-ranked Melstone improved to 12-0 in 4C play (14-1 overall) with a 55-25 win at Terry. The Broncs led 23-4 after one quarter, 33-7 at halftime and 50-14 through three quarters. Melstone’s Brody Grebe led all players with 28 points, and Kobe Chaska led Terry (3-13, 3-9) with 10.

• Ekalaka’s Jared Pardee poured in a game-high 24 points in leading his team over Northern Cheyenne 69-28. Mick O’Connor added 14, Caleb Fix 12 and Turner Tooke chipped in 11 for Ekalaka.

Seth Prevost had 16 points and Grady Gonsioroski contributed 10 to lead Richey-Lambert to a 52-29 victory against Savage. Sloan McPherson led Savage with 15 points.

Jacob Perius scored 12 points to lead a balanced Gardiner attack in a 54-42 nonconference win over Class B Whitehall. Sean Rehmer added 10 for Gardiner. The Bruins made seven 3-pointers and hit 13-of-21 free throws. Clay Wolfe had 13 for the Trojans and Cade Briggs added 12.

Colby Zentner's 24 points were a game-high and Jake Kallevig contributed 16 to carry Bridger over Broadview-Lavina 51-37. The Scouts pulled away with a 17-10 fourth quarter. Rod Schaff's 21 points led the Pirates.

Christian Melby led all scorers with 17 points and Ridge Sargent added 13 as Westby-Grenora bolted to a 28-8 first-quarter lead and coasted to a 74-24 win over Brockton. Rodney Drum had 12 for Brockton.

• Stanley Jarvis pumped in 27 points and Mike Buckley added 12 as Sunburst surprised No. 10 Heart Butte 56-52. Wendell Main led Heart Butte with 16 points and Jamison Young Running Crane added 12.

• Drummond scored 22 unanswered points in the third quarter en route to a 79-39 home win over Sheridan. Jonah Parke tallied 22 points and Luke Holland added 17 to lead the Trojans (11-5).

Javonne Nesbit led all scorers with 23 points, Jordan Trupe added 15 and Colt Miller for Froid-Lake in an 87-58 victory over Bainville. Cameron Downs had 19 points Derek Bowker 18 for Bainville. 

Tyler Wanken was tops with 18 points and Spencer Richter added 11 as Chester-Joplin-Inverness squeaked past Cut Bank 54-52 in a game that was close the entire way. CJI outscored the Wolves 14-12 in the fourth quarter and led by a single point at halftime. Hayden Harrell's 23 points topped Cut Bank, followed by Devin Gobert at 11.

Peyton Langley's 20 points led the way, Wyatt Hayes added 14 and Dylan Young finished with 11 for Absarokee, which broke open a close game in the second half for a 63-32 rout of Fromberg. Carson Nelson's 12 points led Fromberg.

• St. Regis surged past Two Eagle River 64-59 with five unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Nicholas Day paced the Tigers with 11 points. The Eagles' Dom Finley scored a game-high 16 points.

• Hot Springs steamrolled to a 66-35 home win over Plains. Brandon Knudsen scorched the nets for 32 points for the Savage Heat. Esvin Reyes scored 11 points for the Horsemen.

• Charlo used a late rally to edge visiting Troy 63-60. Connor Koenig scored 27 points for the Vikings. Trevor Hoagland tallied 20 points for the Trojans.

Lance Leo led a balanced Centerville attack with 12 points and Carson McGinness tossed in 10 as the Miners opened up a lead in the second half for a 50-42 win over Winnett-Grass Range. Zane Stahl had 11 for Winnett-Grass Range.

Cody Welsh had a big night with 27 points and the Turner Tornadoes needed every one in a 58-56 nail-biter over Hays-Lodgepole. Austin Welsh added 10 for Turner, which went on a 13-5 run in the third quarter to regroup from a seven-point first-quarter deficit. Gilbert Snow's 15 points paced Hays-Lodgepole, followed by Ken Black Crow Jr. at 14 and Kyle Young Jr. with 10.

Tristen Johnstone topped all scorers with 16 points, Austin Popp had 14 and Connor McNeil 11 for Park City in a 60-46 win over Class B Red Lodge. The Rams received 15 points from Austin Heimer, 12 from Corby Mann and 10 from Kaden Myrstol.

Preston Hagan lit up the scoreboard with 25 points and Cascade regrouped from a one-point deficit after three quarters to rout Simms 60-43. Ryan Bogden had 17 points for the Badgers, who outscored the Tigers 27-9 in the final eight minutes. Brennyn Rushton and Dallin Nelson led Simms with 11 points apiece.

Brock Proulx was a one-man show with 25 points and Ryan Roth added 12 for Big Sandy in its 56-46 win at North Star. Three players scored eight points each for North Star.

• Bryce Osksa led with 14 points and Reese Wirtz added 13 as Plentywood fended off Culbertson 50-38. Noah Nickoloff led Culbertson with nine points.

Mason Agee poured in 33 points and teammate Tristin Chavez was solid as well with 20 to power Victor to its 67-52 triumph over Valley Christian. Casey Reimer had 14 for Valley Christian.

Shaun Ball scored 14 points and Corbin Lone Bear added 10 as Dodson topped Roy-Winifred 50-46. Brody Geer had 11 for Roy-Winifred.

Rylan Doheny led all scorers with 22 points, teammate Clay Blankenship added 14 and Kellan Doheny contributed 12 for Dutton-Brady in a 63-29 rout of Valier. Brody Connelly's eight points led Valier.

• A 19-5 second quarter made the difference for Geraldine Highwood in a 56-44 win over 8C foe Denton-Geyer-Stanford. Brady Duvall and Maverick McKinlay each scored 16 points for the Rivals. Jake Soloman (19), Dylan Taylor (14) and Parker Donaldson (11) accounted for all of DGS’s points.

Lane Johnson scored a game-high 17 points as No. 2 Arlee's high-powered offense rolled again, defeating Noxon 72-27. Greg Whitesell added 16 points for the Warriors (14-1), the two-time defending state champions. 

Girls Basketball

Class AA

• Willa Albrecht led with 13 points and TyRaa Manuel contributed nine to help Billings West fend off Great Falls CMR 51-29. Emily Funseth's nine points led the Rustlers.

Ally Cleverly hit three 3-pointers and piled up a game-high 23 points to power Butte to a 61-44 Eastern AA road victory over Billings Senior. The Bulldogs bounced back from a Tuesday overtime home loss to Bozeman that saw Butte’s win streak end at eight. Brittney Tierney added 14 points for Butte and Aspen Lovshin racked up 12. The Broncs were paced by 10 points from Lily Johnson.

Jorgie Hawthorne led a balanced offense with eight points, Gracie Lin had seven and four players scored six for Great Falls in a 46-28 Eastern AA win over Billings Skyview. Brooke Barry led all scorers with 12 points for the Falcons.

Class A

• Hamilton cruised to a 42-13 win over visiting Polson. Sophia Doyle led a balanced attack for the Broncs with seven points. 

Lainie Albright's 21 points were the difference as Corvallis outlasted Whitefish 49-40. Calla Haldorson added 14 for the Blue Devils. Marlee Bender's 12 points topped the Bulldogs.

Kamber Good Luck scored 14 points and 12 players scored for No. 5 Hardin in a 75-21 rout over Class B Shepherd. Mashaya Alden and Marie Five each scored 11 points for the Bulldogs. Jaycee Murdock led Shepherd with 10 points. 

Class B

• Jessi Jordan scored 11 points and freshman Madison Big Back hit the game-winner to lead ninth-ranked Colstrip past No. 3 Forsyth 45-43 in overtime. Addie Casterline of Colstrip had 10 points. Forsyth’s Lindsey Hein and Roxanna Keefer each had 14. 

Freshman Madison Big Back hits the game-winner shot for Colstrip against Forsyth.

Jaycee Frydenlund led with 14 points and Madi Seifert added 10 for Cut Bank, which raced to a 26-3 lead after one quarter and overpowered Class C Chester-Joplin-Inverness 64-18. Peyton Hawks led CJI with 15 points.

• Red Lodge received 15 points from Dorothy Mastel and 12 from Emma Everson in winning at Class C Park City 49-21. The Rams jumped ahead 29-10 by halftime. 

Kenna Pitcher poured in 24 points as Fairfield rode a big second quarter to a 41-34 triumph over Class A Lewistown. Kayla Nelson was tops for the Golden Eagles with 10 points. Fairfield outscored Lewistown 18-8 in the second quarter.

• After battling Eureka to a tie in the first half, Thompson Falls went cold offensively in dropping a 56-32 road decision. Megan Baxter led the Bluehawks with 14 points. Sienna Utter scored 17 points and Megan Hanson added 16 for the Lions, all in the second half.

Macy Dionne scored 17 points, Riley Macdonald added 13 and Chloe Belton finished with 10 for Poplar in a 60-41 romp over Class C Fairview. Bailey Seador had 10 for Fairview.

Sydney Prather had 20 points, Hailee Brandon 11 and Darby Johnston 10 to lift Big Timber past Joliet 58-44. Skyler Wright had 11 and Shayla Weber 10 for the J-Hawks.

• Behind Rilee Mangun’s 20 points, Florence topped Deer Lodge 59-43. MaKenna Liles added 15 for Florence and Danielle Zahn added 12. The Falcons led by 10 at half before extending that lead with a 20-7 third quarter. Rachel Nicholson and Mya Wirth each had 12 for Deer Lodge.

Maddison Underdal scored 13 points and Skyler Martin added 12 as Shelby toughed out a 39-34 win over Choteau. Anna Jamison led Choteau with 11.

Kelbee Denham and Erica Smith each scored 19 points to carry Malta to 74-50 triumph over Rocky Boy. Kyleigh Schipman had 13 and Kloie Marks 11 for the M-ettes. Rochelle Pease's 18 points topped Rocky Boy, followed by Kirsten Lamere at 13.

Jordan Jefferson pumped in 24 points and Shantell Prettyontop contributed 12 as Lodge Grass slipped past Huntley Project despite 20 points from Emily Poole. Amanda Cranford added 12 for Project. 

Class C

Sara Kielley scored 12 points to lead a balanced Drummond attack in a 62-24 home win over Sheridan. Sydney Phillips added 11 points for the hosts, who improved to 10-6.

Destiny Manuel collected 15 points in Charlo's 58-7 home win over Troy. 

Alyssia Vanderburg led all scorers with 17 points and she had help from Nellie DesJarlais with 11 points and Louetta Conko-Camel with 10 as Arlee rolled past Noxon 61-22.

• St. Regis posted a 66-9 home win over Two Eagle River behind Emma Hill's 18-point performance.

Sydney Browning's 26 points provided one of the highlights as No. 7 Winnett-Grass Range won at Centerville 64-39. Browning knocked down seven 3-pointers for the Rams. Brynn Jolma added 15 points to the winning cause, followed by Katie Zimmerman with 10. WGR was in control 42-17 by halftime. Emily Lindgren scored 15 for Centerville.

Tyler Lien scored 20 points and Soda Rice 18 as No. 4 Savage remained undefeated with a 66-45 victory over visiting Richey-Lambert. Savage (14-0) also received 14 points from Kiana Miller. Haley Olson, who recently surpassed 1,000 points for her career, scored 10 points for Richey-Lambert. Savage led 42-21 at intermission. 

Mallorey Sheppard pumped in 20 points and Kaiya Holmquist added 10 to lift Absarokee to a 61-39 victory over Fromberg. Siera Guffey had 12 for Fromberg.

Haley Labatte led with 15 points, Mackenzie Dethman had 13 and Sydney Dethman finished with 11 for No. 5 Froid-Lake (13-1), which rebounded from its first defeat Thursday for a 47-39 win over Bainville. Allie Romo had 16 and Bonny Krogedal 15 for Bainville.

Taquoya Racine scored 15 points and Alia Heavy Runner pitched in with 10 as Heart Butte toppled Sunburst 42-38. Jeena Alborano had 19 and Brooke Holland 14 for Sunburst. 

Serena Oyler popped in 15 points and the Adkins sisters, Emily and Jessica, added 10 each for No. 10 Bridger (13-2) in its 48-13 win over Broadview-Lavina. The Scouts led 12-0 after one quarter. 

Sarah Billmayer was tops with 22 points and Shyann Krass chipped in with 17 as Turner rolled past Hays-Lodgepole 59-38. Tahtianna Morgan and Mulleah Stiffarm had eight apiece for Hays-Lodgepole.

• Four girls scored in double figures, led by Claire Callahan's 18 points, as Ekalaka won at home against Northern Cheyenne. Hannah LaBree added 13 points, followed by Whitney Kittelmann and Heather LaBree with 11 apiece. Ashley McConnell was the top scorer for Northern Cheyenne with 11 points.

Kylee Altmiller and Rachel Huenik had 12 points apiece and Kassidy Kinzie 10 for Plains in edging Hot Springs 51-46. McKenzie Cannon had 14 and Katelyn Christensen 13 for the Savage Heat. 

• Roy-Winifred rolled to a 71-43 nonconference victory over Dodson. Dyauni Boyce scored 24 points, Olivia Geer had 18 and Trinity Edwards added 12 for the Outlaws (11-4). Kailee Henry also scored 24 points for Dodson (2-10) and Ella Messerly added 15.

Elyssa Willekes led the way with 16 points and Adrianna Rohrer added 10 as Simms stayed hot with a 61-23 romp over Cascade. 

Isabelle Myers was Westby-Grenora's top scorer with 15 points and Katie Nielsen had nine as the Thunder broke to a 23-2 first-quarter lead en route to a 51-31 victory over Brockton. Courtney Alexander had 18 points for Brockton.

Kortney Nelson and ShaAnn Danelson each scored 15 points and No. 6 Scobey used a 22-1 second quarter to top Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale 51-31. Kia Wasson scored 11 points and Kaitlyn McColly had 10 for SWH.

Tomi Calf Robe scored 17 ponits and Teia Lackner added 11 to lead Valier to a 52-29 victory over Dutton-Brady. Grace Weber had 12 for Dutton-Brady.

Eliana Kuperus led a balanced offense with 16 points as Manhattan Christian cruised past Lone Peak 57-28. Nine players scored for the Eagles. Leading the way for the Bighorns were Emma Flach with 13 points and Solae Swenson with 12.  

Brenna Osksa scored 12 points and Mikayla Stevens and Liv Wangerin added 11 apiece to lead Plentywood to an easy 64-28 win over Culbertson. Kelsie Williams scored 11 for Culbertson.

Carlee Blodgett's 15 points were a team high for Reed Point-Rapelje in a 41-35 victory over Roberts. Kimberly Bear scored 13 for the Rockets.

• Top-ranked Box Elder edged No. 2 Fort Benton for a 73-70 home 9C win in overtime. Joelnell Momberg scored a game-high 23 points, and Lilly Gopher added 19 for the Bears (15-0, 11-0). Aspen Giese led the Longhorns (13-2, 9-2) with 20 points, and Abby Clark added 16. Fort Benton’s only other loss this season came at home against Box Elder, 78-63.

20-Point Club

42: Ry Olson, Joliet

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33: Mason Agee, Victor

32: Brandon Knudsen, Hot Springs

31: Draya Wacker, Melstone

30: Kell Schwers, Big Timber

28: Brody Grebe, Melstone

27: Stanley Jarvis, Sunburst

27: Tanner Trafton, Lewistown

27: Connor Koenig, Charlo

27: Cody Welsh, Turner

26: Sydney Browning, Winnett-Grass Range

26: Keeley Bake, Fairfield

26: Tanner Parsons, Shelby

25: Preston Hagan, Cascade

25: Brock Proulx, Big Sandy

24: Kenna Pitcher, Fairfield

24: Colby Zentner, Bridger

24: Dyauni Boyce, Roy-Winifred

24: Kailee Henry, Dodson

24: Jordan Jefferson, Lodge Grass

23: Tommy Campbell, Columbus

23: Javonne Nesbit, Froid-Lake

23: Sayer Patton, Choteau

23: Hayden Harrell, Cut Bank

23: Lee Walburn, Whitefish

23: Ally Cleverly, Butte

23: Tate Elkin, Billings Christian

23: Joelnell Momberg, Box Elder

22: Caleb Bellach, Manhattan Christian

22: Sarah Billmayer, Turner

22: Kobee BigBack, Colstrip

22: Rylan Doheny, Dutton-Brady

22: Nikola Sasaroga, Billings Christian

22: Jonah Parke, Drummond

21: Tanner Goligoski, Hamilton

21: Rod Schaff, Broadview-Lavina

21: Lainie Albright, Corvallis

21: Blake Thelen, Great Falls

20: Tyler Lien, Savage

20: Mallorey Sheppard, Absarokee

20: Sydney Prather, Big Timber

20: Trae Hugs, Hardin

20: Famous Lefthand, Hardin

20: Peyton Langley, Absarokee

20: Trevor Hoagland, Troy

20: Rilee Mangun, Florence

20: Tristan Chavez, Victor

20: Emily Poole, Huntley Project

20: Aspen Giese, Fort Benton

20: Tristan Gieser, Reed Point-Rapelje

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