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KALISPELL -- The Columbia Falls girls' basketball team reached the State A title game last March and on Saturday sent notice they're a formidable force again this season.

The Wildkats boosted their record to 5-0 with a 57-42 road win over Class AA Kalispell Flathead. Columbia Falls dominated the middle two quarters, outscoring the Bravettes (3-2) by a 36-21 margin.

Leading the Wildkats' balanced attack was Kiara Burlage with 17 points. Dani Douglas and Peyton Kehr each chipped in 11 points.

Flathead's Tiana Johnson was a one-girl wrecking crew, tallying a game-high 28 points. Johnson made a verbal commitment last month to play basketball for Sacramento State next season.                                                     

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Class A

Hamilton 55, Polson 33

At Polson, the Broncs used a 33-14 surge in the middle two quarters in cruising to the Class A non-conference victory.

Mallory McGill led all scorers with 16 points for Hamilton (2-2). Teammate Rachael Ringer added 10 points.

Mollie Fisher scored 10 points for the Pirates (0-5).

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Butte Central 68, Stevensville 36

At Butte, the defending state champion Maroons started fast and steamrolled to a win over the Yellowjackets in a Southwest A opener.

Butte Central (2-2 overall) enjoyed an 18-5 lead at the end of the first period and its lead was 40-17 at intermission. Emilie St. John scored 23 points and Mollie Peoples 22 to lead the hosts.

Angel Richards and Makayla Davids each scored nine points for Stevensville (1-4).

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Frenchtown 64, Anaconda 45

At Frenchtown, nine different Broncs scored, doing most of their damage inside the arc to beat the Copperheads.

Frenchtown made just one 3-pointer, but the team still connected on 25 shots. Alli Hochhalter led the Broncs with six made buckets and a team-high 12 points. Kylie Willett added nine more points in the win.

Anaconda's Arieona Mattson was a perfect 8-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line. She led the Copperheads with 10 points.

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Ronan 71, Eureka 58

At Ronan, the Maidens had two girls reach the 20-point threshold in their nonconference win against the Lions. 

Alicia Camel led all scorers with 26 points. She was 9 for 10 from the free-throw line and added eight rebounds. Micalann McCrea scored 20, and Lee Camel had a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards for Rona (5-0 overall).

Sienna Utter and Stacy Cooper each scored 18 points to carry Eureka (1-3).

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Bigfork 34, Libby 33

At Libby, the Valkyries took a six-point lead into the fourth quarter and held off the Loggers in a battle of Western 7-B unbeatens.

Libby (1-1 conference, 1-3 overall) jumped to a 17-14 halftime lead before losing the momentum. Shannon Reny scored a team-high 18 points for the Loggers.

Bigfork (2-0, 3-2) was led by Haile Norred with 14 points.

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Class C

T. Falls 55, Valley Christian 8

At the Eagles gym, Class B Thompson Falls locked down on defense in the second half to cruise to a win against Class C Valley Christian.

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The Bluehawks (1-4 overall) held the Eagles scoreless in the final 16 minutes. Tara Messner scored six points in the first half to lead Valley Christian (1-2).

Haley Wilson led three Bluehawks in double figures with 16 points. Ember Schwindt added 14 points and Haley Morgan scored 10.

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Darby 51, Victor 27

At Darby, Casey Ehmann scored 15 points and Makenzie Smith added 14 more in the Tigers' District 13-C win against the Pirates.

Three girls scored for Victor (0-1 in conference, 0-4 overall), but two reached double figures. Jamie Burdett led the Pirates with 11 points; Madison Allred chipped in 10.

Darby (1-0, 3-1) had six girls score, with Ehmann and Smith leading the charge.

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St. Regis 43, Noxon 27

At Noxon, St. Regis led early pulled away late to win a 14-C matchup against Noxon. 

Madison Hill paced St. Regis (2-0 in conference, 3-1 overall) with 13 points. Emma Hill added 12 more for the Tigers, who outscored the Devils 11-4 in the first and 13-4 in the fourth.

Delaney Weltz scored 13 points to lead Noxon (0-1, 0-5).

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Drummond 44, Harrison 29

At Drummond, the Trojans limited Harrison to six first-half points en route to the District 12-C win.

Morgan Radtke connected on three 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 19 points for Drummond. Allie Parke added 17 points.

Josie Hokanson also had three triples and finished with 14 points for Harrison.

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