Butte vs. Flathead boys

Butte's Trevyn Roth dribbles the ball on Friday evening during the Bulldogs' home game against Kalispell Flathead at the Butte Civic Center. 

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

• Julius Mims and Alex Schaaf helped spur a fourth-quarter rally as Billings Skyview came from 15 points down to beat Billings Central 58-53 in a game of No. 2-ranked teams. Mims had nine points in the quarter, Schaaf hit two 3-pointers for all eight of his points, and Cam Ketchum put in six as Skyview, ranked second in the 406mtsports.com Class AA poll, rallied from a 46-31 deficit after a 3-pointer from Sam Gray had given the Rams (4-1) what seemed an insurmountable lead. Skyview had just 29 points after three quarters and scored 29 in the fourth quarter alone. Ketchum finished with 16 points, Mims 13 and Sam Tanel had 11 for the Falcons (4-1). Central, ranked second in the Class A poll, was led by Gray’s 15 points. Chrishon Dixon finished with 11 and Cade Herriford 10.

Bryce Depping scored 20 points, Keegan Barnes had 13 and Cason Taylor added 10 as fourth-ranked and defending state champion Great Falls CMR improved to 5-0 with a 64-42 win over Class A Havre. Kellen Detrick had 20 for Havre, which also got 12 from Jake Huston.

Gabe Adams led with 12 points and Brett Thompson and Tannen Beyl added 10 apiece as Kalispell Flathead held off a late Butte rally for a 55-51 victory. Clay Ferguson topped Butte with 17 points and Danny McCloskey contributed 11. 

Carter Ash scored 13 points and Ryan Simpson added 12 as Bozeman held off Kalispell Glacier 58-47 with an 18-10 run in the third quarter. Bret Michaels of Glacier led all scorers with 23 points.

Class A

• In his first varsity start, Ronan sophomore Zarec Couture made a steal near the half-court line and dribbled the ball in for a layup with 4 seconds left to lift the Chiefs over visiting Columbia Falls 36-35. Anthony Camel finished with a game-high 21 points for Ronan, which got its first win in six tries.

• Michael Haverfield scored 16 points as Dillon topped Corvallis 57-33 in a Southwest A Conference matchup. Braden Anderson and Justus Peterson were also in double figures for Dillon, with each scoring 10 points. Corvallis was led by Caleb Warnken’s 12 points.

Famous Lefthand led three players in double figures with 18 points as top-ranked Hardin ran away from Laurel 62-29 in an Eastern A game. Andrew House had 12 points and Trae Hugs added 10 for the Bulldogs. Logan Kennedy’s seven points led Laurel.

Hank Rugg and Cade Baker scored 12 points apiece and Frenchtown held off a fourth quarter rally to top Whitefish 47-45. The Bulldogs outscored the Broncs 16-9 in the fourth quarter. Dillon Botner led all scorers with 22 points for Whitefish,which also got 11 points from Lee Walburn.

Class B

• Joseph Williamson's 24 points were the highlight for Wolf Point in a 76-45 rout of Malta. Logan Heser added 11 for the Wolves, who got points from nine players. Malta was led by Cooper Oxarat with 13 points and Kevin Henry with 11.

Tim Rose had 24 points and Noah Bouchard and Rylan DeVries each scored 17 as Huntley Project fended off rival Roundup 74-71. Chris Bradley had 22 points to lead the Panthers.

Kellen Big Head led all scorers with 23 points, Kobee Big Back had 19 and JT Baer chimed in with 16 as fourth-ranked Colstrip overpowered Baker 70-44 to remain undefeated. Caleb Ploeger topped the Spartans with 17 points and Colter Peterson added 11.

• Poplar improved to 6-1 with 92-55 romp over Lame Deer. The Indians led 28-9 after a quarter and 56-24 at halftime. No individual scoring was available for Poplar. Journey Emerson had 18 points and Kingston McLean 12 for Lame Deer.

Class C

Damon Bird led four players in double figures with 12 points as Fort Benton rolled to a 64-38 win over North Star. Garrett Diekhans, Ethan Pfile and Jace Thompson all added 10 for the Longhorns. Caden Rettig had 11 for the Knights.

Brody Grebe poured in 31 points and Shayden Cook pitched in with 10 as third-ranked Melstone overpowered Wibaux 79-28. The Broncs put up 32 points in the second quarter en route to a 48-11 lead. Jared Fisher had 14 and Cobe Begger 12 for the Longhorns.

Maverick McKinlay led with 17 points, Bryce Birgenheier added 14 and Brady Duvall contributed 13 to help Geraldine-Highwood top Centerville 56-38. Carson McGinness led the Miners with 15 points.

Keenan Murnion scored a game-high 30 points and Ed Murnion added 20 to lead Jordan to a 63-57 win at Ekalaka. Mick O’Connor scored 29 points to lead Ekalaka, which led 36-31 at halftime. The Mustangs outscored the Bulldogs 21-15 in the fourth quarter.

• Big Sandy needed overtime to hand Denton-Geyser-Stanford a 57-54 loss. Big Sandy’s Ryan Roth scored a game-high 19 points, and Brock Proulx added 17. For DGS, Parker Donaldson had 15 points, Dylan Taylor had 13 and Jake Soloman added 11.

• A 15-6 second quarter and a 16-5 fourth led Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale to a 48-31 win over Nashua. The Mavericks’ Loden Idler scored a game-high 16 points, Jesse Lee had 15 and Ty Murphy added 10. Gavin Adkins led Nashua with 11 points.

• Gardiner led 28-13 after one quarter and 58-21 at halftime en route to a 72-32 win over White Sulphur Springs. Gardiner’s Clancy Thomas led all players with 15 points, Oscar Dalling scored 12, Luke Stermitz had 11 and Sean Rehmer added 10. Bill Hanson led White Sulphur Springs with 10 points. 

• Plenty Coups raced past Roberts for an 86-51 win. Plenty Coups’ Brendon Falls Down led all players with 21 points, J’Ree Old Bull scored 16 and Keelan Dillon and Clarence Stewart each added 15. For Roberts, Riley Gebhardt had 14 points and Garrett Pitts had 13.

• Plentywood cruised to an 83-35 win over Brockton to improve to 7-0. Plentywood’s Tyson Flickinger scored a game-high 31 points, including five 3-pointers, followed by Bryce Osksa with 12, Logan Hodges with 11 and Alex Wiens with 10. Brockton’s Adam Track scored 11.

Noah Ambuehl was the difference with 21 points as Great Falls Central toppled Power 54-24. No other player scored in double figures.

Riley Reimer and Ty Messner each scored seven points in leading Valley Christian to a 40-31 home win over Hot Springs. Tyler Carr scored 11 points for the Savage Heat.

Connor Koenig scored 18 points and Nate Delaney added 16 in sparking Charlo to a 62-52 road win over Noxon. Logan Wood scored 18 points for the Red Devils. 

Connor McNeil's 16 points and Seth Popp's 15 propelled Park City to a 56-36 win over Broadview-Lavina. Cameron Hickson led the Pirates with 11.

• Belt's three-headed monster of Aiden McDaniel (12 points), Brendan Wing (12) and Hunter Vogl (11) were enough to overcome Justin Stulc's 16 points for Ron-Winifred in a 45-39 victory.

Dillon Kipp and Marcus Rutherford each scored 12 points apiece for Heart Butte in a 67-25 win over Dutton-Brady. Heart Butte led 21-4 after one quarter. Rylan Doheny scored 11 for Dutton-Brady.

Seth Prevost's 26 points topped Richey-Lambert in a 51-42 victory over Circle. Gabe Gonsioroski added 10 for the Fusion. Grady Taylor led Circle with 18 points, and Hayden Lockie contributed 10.

Ty Herzog scored 18 points, Daynon Bear contributed 13 and Bud Ullery added 10 for Reed Point-Rapelje in a 66-18 romp past Fromberg. Carson Nelson led the Falcons with 10 points.

Ridge Sargent tossed in 16 points and Jack Solberg was next with 14 for Westby-Grenora in a 56-29 romp over Bainville. Derek Bowker topped the Bulldogs with 10.

Girls Basketball

Class AA

• Ally Cleverly was high scorer with 20 points, Brittney Tierney had 12 and Aspen Lovshin added 10 to lead fifth-ranked Butte to a 53-29 win over Kalispell Flathead. The Bulldogs led 17-6 after a quarter and put the game away with a 15-3 spurt in the third quarter. Taylor Henley led Flathead with 12 points.

Emma Blakely scored 18 points and Kylie Lunday added 13 as Missoula Hellgate won at Coeur d'Alene 57-42. Addy Heaphy added 10 points for the Knights.

Kali Gulick led with 14 points and Abi Manger added 11 as Kalispell Glacier outlasted Bozeman 49-45. Ayla Embry led the Hawks with 10 points.

Class A

Kiya Shelton scored 20 points in leading Frenchtown to a 44-41 home win over Whitefish. Hope Rebich added 11 points for the Broncs. 

Sadie Filius led with 16 points, Kyndall Keller had 12 and Jesse Chvilicek added 10 as top-ranked and defending state champion Havre moved up a class and downed Class AA Great Falls CMR 61-48. The Blue Ponies led by five at halftime but pulled away with an 18-11 third quarter. Marley Calliham scored 16 and Allie Olsen added 14 for CMR.

Trista Cowan's 18 points topped Columbia Falls in a 40-27 victory over Ronan. Josie Windauer added 10 for C-Falls. Jaeleigh Gatch topped Ronan with nine points. The Maidens led 11-2 after one quarter but the Wildkats returned the favor with a 11-1 fourth quarter.

Class B

Sasha Youngman and Chloe Belton each scored 20 points in leading Poplar over Lame Deer 70-61. Riley Macdonald had 12 and Macy Dionne 10 for the Indians. Island Little Coyote led the Morning Stars with 23 and Paris McClean added 11.

• With scoring at a premium, Blythe Sealey paved the way with 10 points to help Roundup down Huntley Project 30-27. Amanda Cranford was tops for Project with eight points.

Addie Casterline was top scorer with 15 points as Colstrip fended off Baker 52-43. Halle Burlick had 11 and Mya Hadley 10 for Baker.

Class C

Aspen Giese topped all scorers with 20 points, Maci Molinario added 16 and McKenzie Clark had 14 as No. 5 Fort Benton cruised past North Star 69-41 to remain unbeaten. 

Alyssia Vanderburg scored 21 points and Noelle West and Louetta Conko-Camel each contributed 11 for Arlee in a 61-31 romp over St. Regis. Arlee raced to a 24-6 lead after quarter and was up 42-11 at halftime. Emma Hill's 12 points led St. Regis.

Marni Schieffer was on fire with 34 points, outscoring the entire Melstone squad in Wibaux's 56-28 victory. Draya Wacker had 11 points for the Broncs. Wibaux outscored Melstone 15-0 in the second quarter.

Allie Delaney was top scorer with 15 points and Kaitlin Cox pitched in with 11 to help Charlo topple Noxon 47-25. The game was close until the third quarter, when the Vikings outscored the Red Devils 13-0. Delaney Weltz was Noxon's big gun with 19 points.

Sophia Darr and Kendra Long's 12 points each for Gardiner helped offset Cabry Taylor's 20 points for White Sulphur Springs in the Bruins' 53-37 victory. Alexis McDonald added 10 for Gardiner and Signe West nine for the Hornets.

Larisah Moreland scored 27 points to lift Custer-Hysham past Plevna 59-37.

Kiana Miller led with 20 points, Soda Rice chipped in with 16 and Haylie Conradsen added 14 for Savage in a 59-27 romp over Fairview. The Warriors were led by Emily Axtman's seven points.

Kylee Kleppen led with 18 points and Tamara Kittelson and Megan Marriage added 10 each as Plentywood, which sat its starters the entire game, topped Brockton 72-23. The Warriors, who have only five players, got 20 points from Mikaila Youpee.

Grace Weber continued her hot shooting with 34 points to lead Dutton-Brady over Heart Butte 47-39. Taysia Andrews countered with 20 for the Warriors.

Haley Olson’s 23 points led Richey-Lambert to a 47-22 victory over Circle. Isabelle Fatzinger added 12 for the Fusion. Circle was led by Ryann Moline, who had 12 points.

Heather LaBree and Whitney Kittelman each scored 16 points for Ekalaka, which handled Jordan 65-20. Clair Callahan added 10 points for the Bulldogs. 

• Denton-Geyer-Stanford fell behind 10-7 after one quarter but rolled the rest of the way in a 44-25 win over Big Sandy. DGS’s Sydney Von Bergen led all players with 16 points, and Tayler McCready added 10.

• Park City cruised to a 53-8 win at Broadview-Lavina. Park City’s Hayley Story led all players with 13 points, and Blakeley Verke added 11.

McKennzie Cannon scored a double-double for Hot Springs in a 52-24 win at Valley Christian. Cannon collected 30 points and 12 rebounds. Emma Hiltz and MacKenzie Dierking each had six points for the Eagles.

Molly Molyneaux's 13 points were the key for Chinook in a 27-24 triump over Chester-Joplin-Inverness. Kourtney Hanson had 11 of the Sugarbeeters' remaining 13 points.

• Centerville got 11 points from Abbi Whitmey and 10 from Hailey Christian in a 47-34 vicdtory over Geraldine-Highwood.

Kiylee Kellis led with 11 points as Bainville won a 41-37 slugfest with Westby-Grenora. Jenna Rust of Westby-Grenora led all scorers with 12 points and Katie Nielsen had 10.

Kolby Pimperton scored 15 points and Morgan Cooper had 14 as top-ranked Belt escaped with a 44-40 overtime win over Roy-Winifred. The Huskies led 19-13 after one quarter but Roy-Winifred outscored them over the next three to send the game to OT. Belt won the extra session 8-4. Dyauni Boyce led Roy-Winifred with 15 points.

Sydney Dethman had 17 points and sister Mackenzie Dethman contributed 11 to help Froid-Lake to a 57-53 overtime win over Culbertson. Faith Bowland topped Culbertson with 14 points and Kelsie Williams had 10. Froid-Lake won the overtime 9-5. 

Mercedes Hoff led with 15 points and Reed Point-Rapelje raced to a 17-4 lead after one quarter for a 47-23 win over Fromberg. Siera Guffey had nine for the Falcons.

20-Point Club

35: Sarah Billmayer, Turner

34: Marni Schieffer, Wibaux

34: Grace Weber, Dutton-Brady

31: Brody Grebe, Melstone

31: Tyson Flickinger, Plentywood

30: Kennan Murnion, Jordan

30: McKennzie Cannon, Hot Springs

29: Mick O'Connor, Ekalaka

27: Larisah Moreland, Custer-Hysham 

26: Seth Prevost, Richey-Lambert

25: Rollie Worster, Missoula Hellgate

24: Joseph Williamson, Wolf Point

24: Tim Rose, Huntley Project

23: Island Little Coyote, Lame Deer

23: Haley Olson, Richey-Lambert

23: Kellen Big Head, Colstrip

23: Bret Michaels, Kalispell Glacier

22: Chris Bradley, Roundup

22: Dillon Botner, Whitefish

21: Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee

21: Anthony Camel, Ronan

21: Brendon Falls Down, Plenty Coups

21: Noah Ambuehl, Great Falls Central

20: Aspen Giese, Fort Benton

20: Sasha Youngman, Poplar

20: Chloe Belton, Poplar 

20: Cabry Taylor, White Sulphur Springs

20: Kiana Miller, Savage

20: Mikaila Youpee, Brockton

20: Taysia Andrews, Heart Butte

20: Ed Murnion, Jordan

20: Ally Cleverly, Butte

20: Kiya Shelton, Frenchtown

20: Bryce Depping, Great Falls CMR

20: Kellen Detrick, Havre


• The Billings West wrestling team went 4-0 at the Border Wars in Sheridan, Wyo.. The Bears had six undefeated wrestlers on the day in Levi Malcolm (285, 4-0), Jace Rhodes (170, 3-0), Jaydn Hoff (182, 4-0), Drake Rhodes (113, 4-0), Wyatt Van Pelt (106, 4-0) and RJ Lowdog (120, 4-0). “We all just came to battle and to wrestle,” West coach Jeremy Hernandez said. “They are all wrestling tough and believing that they can win. We got the ball rolling and the kids are competing, which is something we keep trying to preach every year and the kids are just wrestling.” The 4-0 mark gave Hernandez his 100th and 101st dual victories as coach of the Bears.

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