The Bengals celebrated their second straight state AA title after beating Missoula's Sentinel 53-49 Saturday night at the Rimrock Arena in Billings.
BILLINGS — Eric Peterson called Kamden Hilborn over to the Helena sideline. The 6-foot-6 Bengals coach leaned over his 5-foot-8 guard and said something that brought tears to her eyes.
HELENA — The Helena High girls basketball team returns to “The Big Dance” on Thursday in Billings with one purpose in mind – that of repeating…
HELENA -- The Western AA No. 2 Helena High Bengals defeated No. 3 Capital in the second semifinal game of the AA Western Conference divisional tournament in the Bears’ Den Friday night, 50-35.
HELENA — Everything turned out how the Helena High girls basketball team would have liked in the first round of the AA Western Conference divisional tournament.
HELENA -- The Western AA girls divisional basketball tournament, which is being held in Capital High's Bears' Den Thursday through Saturday, figures to be a dog-fight between the top three or four teams. The tourney features schools with five state championships in the last six years, including Missoula Sentinel (2012-14), Capital High (2015) and last year's titlist Helena High.
HELENA -- After the season's first crosstown meeting between Capital High and Helena, which the Bruins won 63-49 in overtime, Bengals coach Eric Peterson bemoaned the fact that his girls shot just 22 percent from the floor.
HELENA -- The season's second girls crosstown game, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Capital High's gym, will break the tie -- at least temporarily -- for second place in the Western AA.
HELENA — The season's second girls crosstown basketball game takes place Monday as Capital High welcomes Helena into the Bears' Den.
KALISPELL -- The Helena High girls basketball team used a balanced offense to tame the Flathead Bravettes on the road Monday, 52-29.
MISSOULA — Anxious fans in both purple and maroon at Missoula Sentinel's gym were biting their nails down the stretch on Thursday.
HELENA — Three years ago, when the Capital High girls basketball team won the 2015 State basketball championship, the Bruins set two Class AA records in the title contest against Bozeman, canning 20 consecutive free throws and going 32-for-37 at the charity stripe.
HELENA -- In one of the more anticipated girls basketball games in the 44-year history of the crosstown series, Helena High will host Capital in The Jungle on Tuesday. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
HELENA -- The season’s first girls crosstown basketball game, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in The Jungle, promises to be a real doozy. Both teams are undefeated – which is believed to be a first in the 44-year history of the series. Helena High sits atop the 406mtsports rankings, and Capital is currently No. 3 in the poll.
HELENA — Once again, it was the Jamie Pickens-Kamden Hilborn Show as the two Helena High girls basketball players led the undefeated and No. 1 ranked Bengals to a 43-39 win over once-beaten Glacier.
HELENA — After a slow start in the The Jungle during a nonconference Class AA girls basketball game, Helena High's Kamden Hilborn and Jamie Pickens warmed up to combine for 28 points to lead the Bengals to a 44-33 win over Bozeman.
BOZEMAN -- Spearheaded by Jamie Pickens' double-double, the Helena High girls treaded water briefly before pulling away from Bozeman for a 51-38 nonconference win on the road.
The 2017-18 prep basketball season for the local AA schools tips off on Tuesday, with both girls teams taking part in home openers in their respective gyms.