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Capital vs. Hellgate

Helena Capital’s Sydney Sheridan drives to the hoop after a steal form Missoula Hellgate during Thursday’s game in the Bears Den. Sheridan had a team-high 15 points as the Bruins defeated the Knights 54-44.

Editor's note: Highlights and top scorers will be updated on the 406mtsports.com website as results arrive from around the state. 

Boys Basketball

Class AA

Blake Thelen and Kyle Torgerson scored 12 points each to help Great Falls knock off No. 5 Great Falls CMR 43-41 in Eastern AA action. Brendan Lindseth and Keegan Barnes had 12 points each for CMR, which led 32-26 after three quarters but was outscored 17-9 in the fourth by the Bison.

Dylan Holst had 17 points to lead five players in double figures as No. 1 Missoula Hellgate rolled past Helena Capital 70-51 in Western AA action. Fisher Richardson and Bridger Deden added 13 apiece for the Knights. Trevor Swanson had 13 for the Bruins, who also got 12 from Shane Haller.

Stephen Bridges led with 12 points and Andrew Siderius chipped in with 11 as Kalispell Flathead built a big early lead and held on to slip past Missoula Big Sky 51-48 in Western AA play. Daniel Morin had 14 points to lead the Eagles, and Camdyn LaRance and Andrew Gardanier each added 11.

Class A

 Michael Haverfield’s 30 points helped Dillon earn a 68-37 conference win over Belgrade. Jake Klonsinski led Belgrade with 21 points, and Bradley Rakich scored 10 for Dillon, which led 34-13 at halftime.

Lee Walburn had a big night with 29 points as Whitefish rolled to a 33-19 halftime lead en route to a 60-45 victory over Columbia Falls in Northwestern A play. Drew Morgan's 23 points led the Wildcats.

Class B

Logan Gilliard scored 29 points and Clayton Reichenbach added 11 as top-ranked Bigfork bounced back from its first loss in two seasons to steamroll Thompson Falls 63-31. The Vikings (8-1), who rolled to a 24-7 first quarter lead, got 14 assists from Anders EpperlyGrand Lundberg scored 17 for T-Falls. Bigfork was the undefeated state champion a year ago.

Keeley Bake had 17 points and Dawson Allen had 16 as Fairfield had no trouble with Conrad 75-46. For Conrad, Caden Huntsinger had 11 points and Carson Bitney and Blake Larson added 10 apiece. 

Sayer Patton had 25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and surpassesd 1,500 points for his career as Choteau ran past Cut Bank 68-47. 

Class C

Aaron Waddle scored 13 points as Alberton-Superior nipped Valley Christian 46-44. For Valley Christian, Eyan Becker and Riley Reimer had 12 ponits each.

Garrett Diekhans topped all scorers with 21 points, Damon Bird added 12 and Logan Giles had 11 for Fort Benton in a 64-45 romp over Chester-Joplin-Inverness. Leading C-J-I was Spencer Richter with 17.

•  Hot Springs got 21 points from Brandon Knudsen on its way to a 43-35 win over St. Regis, which was led by 14 points from Caleb Ball.

Rod Schaff scored 23 points, Cameron Hickson 17 and Aidan Payne 16 for Broadview-Lavina in a 61-38 victory over Roberts. Joe Allen's 12 points led the Rockets.

Luke Cima was high scorer with 22 points for Harrison-Willow Creek in a 56-53 loss to Ennis. Vern Homner added 12 for Harrison-Willow Creek. No stats were available for Ennis.

Bryce Birgenheier had 18 points and Maverick McKinlay added 13 as Geraldine-Highwood rebounded in overtime to defeat Belt 52-49 after watching a nine-point halftime lead slip away. Aiden McDaniel led the Huskies with 22 points and Hunter Vogl contributed 13.

Girls Basketball

Class AA

Sydney Sheridan scored 15 points, Paige Bartsch added 12 and Megan Lindbo contributed 10 for No. 3 Helena Capital improved 7-0 with a 54-44 victory over Missoula Hellgate in a Western AA game. Emma Blakely led the Knights with 19 points. 

Class A

Kyndall Keller topped all scorers with 18 points and Katie Wirtzenberger chipped in with 11 as No. 1 Havre (9-0) extended its winning streak to 33 games with a 53-41 victory over No. 5 Browning (7-2). Walker Running Crane, Tamika Guardipee and Chalissa Kipp all had 10 points for the Indians.

Bailey Christensen scored a team-high 11 points and made a key three-point play late as Belgrade defeated Dillon 47-42 for its fifth consecutive victory. 

Lakia Hill had 17 points, Ryley Kehr 15 and Trista Cowan 13 as No. 3 Columbia Falls remained unbeaten (10-0) with a 61-27 Northwestern A shellacking of Whitefish. Payton Kastella led the Bulldogs with 13.

Class B

Jaycee Frydenlund led with 15 points and Madi Seifter added 11 as Cut Bank squeezed past Choteau 46-45 after playing an even fourth quarter. The game's top scorer was Choteau's Whitney Durocher, who had 19 points. Teammate Anna Jamison had 13.

Makenna Liles led four players in double figures with 17 points for Florence in a 66-53 win over Class A Corvallis. Rilee Mangun had 15, Danielle Zahn 14 and Joey Janetski 13 for Florence. Madeline Gilder led the Blue Devils with 19 and Calla Halderson added 11.

Destynee Two Moons scored 29 points to carry St. Labre past Colstrip 58-37.

Class C

Joelnell Momberg poured in 37 points and Lilly Gopher added 14 as top-ranked Box Elder raced past Turner 88-59. Eve The Boy contributed 10 for the Bears. Sarah Billmayer scored 17 and Shyann Krass 16 for the Tornadoes.

• A 15-5 fourth quarter lifted Hot Springs to a 38-34 conference win over St. Regis. McKennzie Cannon led Hot Springs with 14 points, and St. Regis’ Madison Kelly scored a game-high 16.

Marni Schieffer had a game-high 15 points and Odessia Linwood chipped in 10 for Wibaux in a 49-26 victory over Plevna. Chloe Tudor's 12 points led Plevna.

Leann Gannon and Aspen Giese each scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack as No. 2 Fort Benton trounced Chester-Joplin-Inverness 72-17. Eleven players scored for the Longhorns. Tatum Hull had 11 for C-J-I.

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Sydney Hill's 24 points led the way and Hattie Faugue did her part with 16 as Great Falls Central raced to a 66-34 win over Dutton-Brady. Grace Weber's 22 points represented more than two-thirds of her team's total.

Kimberly Bear led all scorers with 17 points as Roberts overcame Broadview-Lavina 44-14.

Brooke Schraner and Shelby Paulson had 12 points, Morgan Cooper added 11 and Kolby Pimperton finished with 10 to guide No. 4 Belt to an easy 59-14 win over Geraldine-Highwood.

20-Point Club

37: Joelnell Momberg, Box Elder

30: Michael Haverfield, Dillon

29: Logan Gilliard, Bigfork

29: Destynee Two Moons, St. Labre

29: Lee Walburn, Whitefish

25: Sayer Patton, Choteau

24: Sydney Hill, Great Falls Central

23: Rod Schaff, Broadview-Lavina

23: Drew Morgan, Columbia Falls

22: Grace Weber, Dutton-Brady

22: Luke Cima, Harrison-Willow Creek

22: Aiden McDaniel, Belt

21: Garrett Diekhans, Fort Benton

21: Brandon Knudsen, Hot Springs

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