The Helena Christian School boys basketball team was routed by MCAA defending state champion Gallatin Valley Christian Homeschool 78-29 Monday night in Bozeman.
In a preview of the first game in the 2019 MCAA state basketball tournament on Feb. 21, the Rams were blown out by the superior firepower of the senior heavy Cougars. Gallatin Valley is 10-0 in the Eastern Conference this year and are looking to repeat as Montana's state title holders.
Senior Daniel Gillihan led the Rams in scoring with 8 points. Seth Kerttula led Helena Christian in rebounds against the Cougars, pulling in eight. The Rams turned the ball over 28 times against Gallatin Valley Christian.
The Rams shot 30 percent from the field (12-for-39) and were 3-for-15 from the 3-point line. The Helena Christian boys shot 28 percent from the free-throw line (2-for-7).