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Sam Beighle

Missoula Sentinel’s Sam Beighle attempts a jump shot during Saturday’s AA Divisional Championship game against Missoula Hellgate in Helena. The Spartans trailed the Knight’s 22-18 at the half.

HELENA — The Missoula Sentinel basketball teams not only swept the recent Western AA Divisional basketball tournament championships, the Spartans also garnered both tourney’s All-Tournament MVP citations.

In a balloting among attending media, the Spartans’ Sam Beighle received the most votes in the boys tourney, while Jordyn Schweyen led the ballots on the girls side.

In Sentinel’s 59-56 overtime win over Hellgate in the boys title game, Beighle scored 21 points and collected a game-high eight rebounds. He netted 22 counters during the semifinals for a 21.5 average in the tourney.

Schweyen netted 26 points in her two games, including 19 in the 59-52 overtime win over Helena in the title tilt. Against the Bengals, Schweyen went 7 of 10 from the floor, highlighted by 4 of 7 from 3-point land. She also passed for three assists and blocked a shot.

Interestingly, Beighle was the lone Sentinel hoopster on the boys all-tournament team, which was led by three players from Glacier High.

Making it for the fourth-place Wolfpack were Collin Kazmier, Drew Engellant and Brec Rademacher.

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Rounding out the squad were third-place Helena’s Connor Murgel and Dawson Tedesco, Flathead’s Sam Elliott and Eric Seaman, Hellgate’s Rollie Worster, and Trevor Swanson of Capital.

The Spartan ladies boasted four all-tourney selections, consisting of Schweyen, her sister Shelby Schweyen, Lexi Deden and Kylie Frohlich.

Runner-up Helena put a trio of hoopsters on the squad, including Kamden Hilborn, Jamie Pickens and Emily Feller.

Making up the rest of the all-tourney team were Taylor Sullivan of third-place Capital, fourth-place Glacier’s Anna Schrade and Hellgate’s Kylie Lunday.

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