Butte Central v Butte girls

Butte Central's Bella Sorini takes the ball to the hoop on Thursday evening during the cross town rivalry game 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

• Dan McCloskey and Trevyn Roth each scored 14 points to lead four players in double figures as Butte took a dramatic crosstown overtime victory over Butte Central, 61-57. Clay Ferguson had 12 and Kash Kelly 11 for the Bulldogs, who led by five points entering the fourth quarter. Cade Holter, who sent the game into overtime at 51-51 with a running half-court buzzer-beater, scored 14 and Dylan Sestrich added 12 for the Maroons. 

Camron Ketchum scored 17 points and three other Billings Skyview players also scored in double figures as the Falcons downed visiting Bozeman 62-56. Skyview (4-4, 8-6) received 11 points from Sam Tranel and 10 apiece from Julius Mims and Zach Schacht. The No. 4-ranked Hawks (5-3, 9-4) were led by Carter Ash's 21 points. Skyview was in command 35-28 by halftime and 49-44 going into the fourth quarter. 

Carsen Mayer came off the bench to score 23 points on seven 3-pointers, and three other players hit double figures as Billings West -- No. 5 in the latest 406mtsports.com rankings -- led from start to finish in a 79-39 Eastern AA win over Billings Senior. Until Thursday, Mayer had scored 29 points the entire season. Cade Tyson added 16 points, Jesse Owens 13, and Kobe Nelson 10 to help the Golden Bears (9-5, 6-2) to their seventh win in their last nine games. West scored the first 12 points and then used a 9-0 run at the end of the first quarter to build a 25-9 lead. Senior (1-13, 1-7), which was coming off its first win of the season, was led by Junior Bergen’s 11 points.

Camdyn LaRance scored a game-high 20 points -- including 10-for-10 from the free-throw line -- to lead Missoula Big Sky past Kalispell Flathead 71-49 in Western AA action. Daniel Morin had all 17 of his points in the first half and Ben Maehl 11 for the Eagles. Brett Thompson had 14 points and Gabe Adams 11 for the Braves.

Scott Malikie had 23 points and Missoula Sentinel used a big fourth quarter to topple Helena Capital 47-37 in Western AA play. The Spartans trailed 28-24 entering the final eight minutes. Tony Frohlich-Fair added 14 for Sentinel. Parker Johnston had 15 points and Trevor Swanson 10 for Capital.

Rollie Worster led four players in double figures as top-ranked Missoula Hellgate (12-1) took a hard-fought 54-45 win over Helena. Fisher Richardson and Abe Johnson had 12 apiece and Bridger Deden 10 for the Knights. Pierce Brown and Connor Murgel had 12 each for the Bengals. Hellgate led 30-27 at halftime.

Class A

Tyree Whitcomb pumped in 23 points and Rylee Spoonhunter contributed 13 as No. 3 Browning fended off a challenge from Havre 60-52. The Indians led 37-25 at halftime before the Blue Ponies crept back into the game. Kellen Detrick's 19 points led Havre, followed by Tysen Sangrey at 11.

Famous Lefthand had the hot hand with 36 points and Trae Hugs added 19 as top-ranked Hardin powered past Class B Lodge Grass 98-61. Cayden Redfield had 12 and Andrew House 11 for the Bulldogs, who sped to a 35-15 first-quarter lead. Josh Stewart kept pace with Lefthand by scoring 34 points for Lodge Grass. The Indians also received 14 points from Damon Grovon and 12 from Ty Moccasin.

• Ronan posted a 69-60 overtime win at Corvallis as Anthony Camel collected a game-high 32 points. Caleb Warnken scored 19 points for the Blue Devils.

Class B

Chevy Boos 13 points led Glasgow to an upset of Wolf Point 48-42. The Scotties' Tayson Hoerster added 12 and Kobe Sibley had 11. Wolf Point’s Lance St. Germaine had a game-high 17 points and Joseph Williamson had 11.

Spencer Lepley and Badger Martin scored 22 points apiece as visiting Shepherd upset 4B-leading Huntley Project 62-52. The Mustangs also received 11 rebounds from Brayden Fulton. The Mustangs trailed 25-23 at halftime, but outscored the Red Devils 39-27 in the second half. Project was led by the 14 points of Noah Bouchard. Tim Rose chipped in with 12. Isaiah Bouchard finished with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Mustangs outrebounded the Red Devils 33-21.

• No. 2-ranked and undefeated Big Timber won at home against Manhattan 85-47 behind the 23 points of Kell Schwers. The Sheepherders (18-0) had four other players score in double digits: Shayden King 16, Ethan Bullock 12, Casey Gunlikson 11 and Blake Finn 10. Big Timber led 37-19 at intermission and tacked on 32 third-quarter points. Caden Holgate scored 14 for Manhattan. Kyle Holvedt added 12 for the Tigers.

Tanner Rae scored 11 points and Kaide Griffith had 10 as Roundup rallied in the second half to squeak past Forsyth 45-44. Rylan Kuntz led the Dogies with 14. 

Logan Gilliard led all scorers with 19 points, Colton Reichenbach added 15 and Clayton Reichenbach 14 for No. 4 Bigfork (14-2) in a 64-33 pasting of Polson. Parker Toth and Robin Erickson had eight points apiece for the Pirates. 

Class C

 Caleb Senner poured in 25 points and Kyler Brown 12 as Richey-Lambert raced to a 39-4 first-quarter lead and coasted past Brockton 89-35. Blake Lien and Seth Prevost had 10 points apiece for the Fusion, who had 11 players score overall. Treydyn Bauer led Brockton with 13.  

Cody Welsh connected for 33 points as Turner won at home over Box Elder 70-53. Twenty-four of Welsh's points came during the first half as the Tornadoes constructed a 39-28 advantage. Shane Kimmel added 17 points overall and Tracer Heilig 11 for Turner. Chris Burns scored 13 points for Box Elder and Kobe Sutherland added 10.

Garrett Diekhans' game-high 18 points led Fort Benton past Chester Joplin Inverness 59-43. Damon Bird added 11 and Logan Giles chipped in 10 more for Fort Benton. For the home team, CJI’s Tyler Wanken had 13 and Spencer Richter 12.

Connor McNeil led with 14 points and Tucker Johnstone contributed 11 as Park City had little trouble with Reed Point-Rapelje after a slow start, 62-34. Bud Ullery and Tristan Gieser each had 10 for the Renegades.

• Belt's Brendan Wing scored 19 points as the Huskies downed Geraldine-Highwood at home 57-26. Robert Gliko contributed 11 points.  

Lucas Vanderburg poured in 16 points and Flint McPherson added 15 as St. Ignatius posted a 78-50 win at Thompson Falls. Grant Lundberg tallied 12 points for the Bluehawks (5-12).

Nelson Smith had 18 points and Dylan Parks 10 as Darby slipped past Alberton-Superior 53-49. Bryan Mask had 17 points and Aaron Waddle 15 for Alberton-Superior.

Brandon Knudsen led all scorers with 21 points, Tyler Knudsen had 11 and Kyle Lawson added 11 for Hot Springs in its 68-46 romp over St. Regis. Tanner Day had 10 for St. Regis.

Isaac Fisher scored 17 points, Lane Johnson 14 and Greg Whitesell 11 as No. 2 Arlee rolled to a 13-point first-quarter lead and topped Charlo 64-53. Arlee used a 13-6 third quarter to build a 13-point lead entering the final eight minutes. Landers Smith of Charlo led all scorers with 20 points, followed by teammate Connor Koenig with 16 and Nate Delaney at 12.

Girls Basketball

Class AA

Ally Cleverly scored a game-high 14 points as Butte toppled Butte Central 57-40 in the 57th annual crosstown game. Maddie Kump scored nine points for the Maroons. 

• Helena's Jamie Pickens, a Lady Griz signee, had a game-high 23 points and surpassed 1,000 for her career in the top-ranked Bengals' 46-34 win over Missoula Hellgate. Bailee Sayler had 11 points to lead Hellgate. 

Sydney Sheridan scored 14 points and Emily Kidder had 11 as No. 2 Helena Capital (12-1, 6-1) toppled Missoula Sentinel 55-33. The Spartans were led by 16 points from Lexi Deden.

Taylor Henley topped all scorers with 21 points, Jenna Johnson added 14 and Rebecca Eacker pitched in with 12 for Kalispell Flathead in a 52-35 Western AA triumph over Missoula Big Sky. Avari Batt's 14 points led the Eagles.

Erin Watt topped all scorers with 13 points and Jorgie Hawthorne added nine to lead Great Falls past crosstown rival Great Falls CMR 39-31 for a season sweep. Marley Calliham had nine for the Rustlers.

Class A

Ivery Fritzer scored 17 points, Kamber Good Luck added 14 and Marie Five scored 11 as No. 2 Hardin (15-2) rolled to a 19-point first-quarter lead and whipped Class B Lodge Grass 87-46. Shantell Prettyontop scored 19 points and Jordan Jefferson had 11 for Lodge Grass. 

Lainie Albright had 13 points, Calla Halderson 12 and Hannah Martin 11 in leading Corvallis over Ronan 55-43. Tiana Ulutoa and Aislyn Baker had 10 apiece for Ronan.

Kyndall Keller scored 13 points and top-ranked Havre ran its winning streak to 41 with a grind-it-out 42-38 victory at Browning. The Blue Ponies trailed 33-31 entering the fourth quarter, the first time they've been behind in the final eight minutes since their season opener against Billings Central, according to the Havre Daily News. Kadia Miller scored all six of her points in the fourth quarter. Taylor Jordon led Browning with 14. 

Class B

Emily Poole led with 21 points, Amanda Cranford had 19 and Loren Murphy popped in 13 for Huntley Project in a 61-42 triumph over rival Shepherd. Jaycee Murdock led Shepherd with 18, followed by Lexy Dietz at 13. 

Roxanne Keefer's 10 points were team high for fifth-ranked Forsyth in its 43-35 victory over Roundup. Meghan Eiselein and Blythe Sealey had 11 apiece for Roundup. 

Emma Wass' 27 points helped power Manhattan to a 62-45 win over Big Timber. Ariah Carter had 17 points and Olleca Severson 12 for the Tigers, who went on a 16-6 run in the fourth quarter to break open a close game.

Jaylee Azure led Wolf Point with 19 points and Tori Nygard chipped in 11 as the second-ranked Wolves (15-1) raced past Glasgow 58-30. Tehya Campbell had nine for the Scotties.

Rakiah Grende's 22 points led all scorers and Ansleigh Edgerton contributed 14 as Bigfork coasted past Polson 68-32. Karly Lawson and Mahala Buffalo had nine each for Polson.

Class C

Joelnell Momberg scored 31 points and Sarah Parisian contributed 20 as top-ranked Box Elder remained unbeaten (17-0) with an 86-73 victory at Turner. Maddie Wolf Chief had 17 and Lilly Gopher 11 for the Bears, the defending state champions. Shyan Krass led Turner with 26. Sarah Billmayer added 15, Rylee Conlan 11 and Melanie Watkins 10.

McKenzie Clark dropped a game-high 21 points for No. 2 Fort Benton (15-2) in a 79-22 thumping of Chester-Joplin-Inverness. Maci Molinario pumped in 16 and Aspen Giese added 14. CJI’s Tatum Hull led her team with 10.

Haley Olson had the hottest hand with 35 points to lead four players in double figures as Richey-Lambert cruised past Brockton 79-26. Courtney Herman scored 12 points and Jaylyn Klempel and Lauren Krenning added 10 apiece for the Fusion. Cheryl Eagle's 15 points led Brockton.

Zoe Kelsey scored a game-high 15 points and nine Alberton-Superior players scored in a 51-35 win over Darby. Madison Mask added 11 for A-S, which outscored the Tigers 17-7 in the fourth quarter. Casey Ehmann and TeaAnna Rouse had seven each for Darby.

Draya Wacker pumped in a career-best 35 points to power Melstone past Custer-Hysham 62-31. Melstone’s Kaigan Roskelly added 12 more. Custer-Hysham’s Brooklyn Ragland added 13 and Larisah Moreland chipped in 10 more. 

Kaitlyn Cox and Carlee Fryberger scored 16 points apiece to as Charlo broke away from a tie game at the end of three quarters  for a 51-43 victory over Arlee. Alyssia Vanderburg had 18 points, Louetta Conko-Camel 13 and Nellie Desjarlais 10 for Arlee. 

Kolby Pimperton tallied 11 points and Kyelie Marquis and Brooke Schraner added 10 each as No. 8 Belt beat visiting Highwood-Geraldine 62-14. Belt bolted into the lead 30-8 by halftime. Ten Huskies scored in the victory. 

Kasidy Robbins and Blakely Verke had 10 points apiece as Park City downed Reed Point-Rapelje 44-31. Jocelyn Ott scored nine for the Renegades.

Addison Arlint scored 13 points and Azia Umphrey added 10 for St. Ignatius in its 53-38 win over Thompson Falls after sprinting to a 20-10 first-quarter lead. Jody Detlaff topped T-Falls with 17.

Whitney McKitrick had 15 points and Jourdain Klein 14 to lead Ennis over Harrison-Willow Creek 62-21. 

• Hot Springs held off a second-half charge from St. Regis to pull out a 46-43 win. McKennzie Cannon scored 14 points to lead Hot Springs, and Katelyn Christensen added 10. St. Regis' Kylee Thompson tallied a game-high 16 points.

20-Point Club

36: Famous Lefthand, Hardin

35: Draya Wacker, Melstone

34: Josh Stewart, Lodge Grass

35: Haley Olson, Richey-Lambert

33: Cody Welsh, Turner

32: Anthony Camel, Ronan

31: Joelnell Momberg, Box Elder

27: Emma Wass, Manhattan

25: Caleb Senner, Richey-Lambert

23: Carson Mayer, Billings West

23: Kell Schwers, Big Timber

23: Scott Malikie, Missoula Sentinel

22: Spencer Lepley, Shepherd

22: Badger Martin, Shepherd

22: Rakian Grende, Bigfork

21: McKenzie Clark, Fort Benton

21: Emily Poole, Huntley Project

21: Carter Ash, Bozeman 

21: Brandon Knudsen, Hot Springs

21: Taylor Henley, Kalispell Flathead

20: Sarah Parisian, Box Elder 

20: Camdyn LaRance, Missoula Big Sky

20: Landers Smith, Charlo

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