Kobee Big Back

Colstrip's Kobee Big Back goes up for two of his 33 points in a 77-65 victory over Lame Deer on Wednesday afternoon at the District 3B tournament in Colstrip. 

Boys Basketball

Class AA

• Rollie Worster had the hot hand with 24 points and six rebounds, but Fisher Richardson added 15 and Dylan Holst 10 as top-ranked Missoula Hellgate stayed perfect against Montana teams with a 74-35 crosstown rout of second-place Missoula Sentinel in Western AA action. Alex Germer led the Spartans with 12. The victory gives the Knights their first city sweep and conference title in three years. 

Class A

Ryggs Johnston showed his stroke with 32 points and Keith Johnson added 12 for Libby in a 60-52 Northwestern A district opening victory over Ronan in Whitefish. The Loggers outscored Ronan 22-12 to rally in the fourth quarter. Dallas Durheim had 16 and Anthony Camel and Jacob Gatch 13 each for Ronan.

Colton Graham led all scorers with 18 points and Robin Erickson contributed 15 for Polson in its 58-49 Northwestern A triumph over Columbia Falls in Whitefish. Drew Morgan and Dillon Shipp had 11 each for the Wildcats. 

Zack Baker had 13 points and Hank Rugg 11 to lift Frenchtown over Corvallis 64-58 in overtime in Southwestern A district action in Butte. The Broncs led by 10 at halftime, only to see the Blue Devils rally with a 15-0 run behind 21 points from Tanner Jessop, 13 from Caleb Warnken and 11 by Garrett Brown.

• Dillon defeated Stevensville 68-42 to open Southwestern A play at Dillon. Michael Haverfield scored 19 points for the Beavers and Justus Peterson added 11. Logan Roth scored 20 to lead Stevensville. 

Class B

Sayer Patton, who committed to Carroll College last week, was dominant 31 points and Choteau had no trouble with Contrad, 71-34, to open District 1B play in Shelby. Patton was 13-for-16 from the floor -- including 4-for-5 from 3-point range -- and the Bulldogs used a 25-5 second quarter to run away with the game. Nolan Taule had 14 points for Conrad and Blake Larson added 13. 

Blake Cantrell scored 18 points and Frankie Bacon had 14 as Rocky Boy rolled to a fast start and held on to down Cut Bank 61-55 in 1B action in Shelby. Rocky Boy led 30-17 at intermission. Hayden Harrell scored 15 and Devin Gobert had 12 for the Wolves. 

Saul Hansen scored 19 points to lead four players from Glasgow in double figures in a 72-70 District 2B victory over Harlem in Glasgow. Alec Boland added 16, Tayson Hoerster chipped in 12 and Kobe Sibley added 11 for the Scotties. Lane Allen had a game-high 26 points with RJ Ramone scored 19 to round out Harlem’s players in double figures.

Kobee Big Back poured in 33 points and unbeaten Colstrip raced to a big early lead and downed Lame Deer 77-65 in a District 3B game at Colstrip. The Colts, who led 43-22 at halftime, also received 18 points from Kellen Big Head and 13 from JT Baer. Lame Deer's top scorer was Kingston McLean with 22. Tyren Washington added 18. 

Damon Grovon led all scorers with 21 points, teammate Josh Stewart added 13 and Ty Moccasin chipped in with 10 in Lodge Grass' 72-59 victory over St. Labre in 3B action at Colstrip. The Indians outscored the Braves 52-34 in the middle two quarters. Bernadine Fisher scored 20 points and Tameron Medicine Bull had 16 for St. Labre. 

Carson West popped in 15 points and Ty Barta chipped in with 10 as Columbus coasted past Shepherd in a 4B game at Columbus. The Cougars led 32-10 at intermission. Badger Martin had 12 points for the Mustangs. 

Kaden Myrstol led with 18 points and Red Lodge used a strong third quarter to pull ahead of Roundup and hold on for a 50-49 4B win at Columbus. Corby Mann had 12 points and Austin Heimer 11 for the Rams. Tanner Rae carried Roundup with a game-high 22 points. 

Avery Stiles scored 17 points to lead Jefferson over arch-rival Townsend 44-36 in District 5B action at Belgrade. Tyson Racht and Aaron Geisser scored 12 points apiece for Townsend. 

Cade Briggs scored 17 points and Hayden Hoaglund added 16 as Whitehall outmatched Manhattan 44-35 in a 5B opener at Belgrade. Kyle Hotvedt led Manhattan with 13.  

Flint McPherson scored 15 points and four players scored 12 apiece for St. Ignatius in a 71-64 victory over Anaconda. Jedi Christy, Jacob Hugs, Wacey McClure and Lucas Vanderburg all had 12 for Mission. Leroy Wilson had 21 points and Braedon Sawyer 20 for the Copperheads. 

Cory Chaney popped in 15 points and Jake Kindel contributed 10 to carry Eureka to a 47-37 win over Florence. JP Briney led the Falcons with 11.

Class C

Tristan Labatte carried the scoring load with 19 points and Culbertson shrugged off a slow start to topple Savage 57-26 in District 2C action in Sidney. Logan Nelson had 10 points for Savage.

Walker Ator had 13 points, Javonne Nesbit 11 and Colt Miller 10 as Froid-Lake broke open a close game in the fourth quarter for a 59-35 win over Brockton in a 2C loser-out game at Sidney. Froid-Lake led 33-25 after three quarters. Treydyn Bauer had 11 for the Warriors. 

Josh Herron scored 16 points and Alex Shriver contributed 10 as Fairview coasted past Bainville 64-17 in 2C play at Sidney. Derek Bowker had eight for Bainville. 

Bryce Osksa and Jaxson Pedersen shared scoring honors with 13 points in a 66-32 romp over Circle in a 2C matchup in Sidney. Grady Taylor had 12 to lead Circle.

Zach Brown was a one-man wrecking crew with 22 points to give Lustre Christian a 51-34 win over Frazer in District 3C action at Wolf Point. Kelby Bauer had nine to lead the Bearcubs.

• Eleven players scored and Dodson raced to a 32-point first-quarter lead in a 76-27 romp over Opheim in 3C play at Wolf Point. Corbin Lone Bear and Kadin Racine had 10 points apiece for the Coyotes. Dylan Benner led Opheim with 12.  

Ty Murphy had a team-high 21 points and Jesse Lee and Lodon Idler contributed 10 each to lead Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale to a 56-45 3C triumph over Nashua. The Porcupines received 23 points from Mack Winchester and 10 from Sawyer Sibley. S-W-H outscored Nashua 20-5 in the third quarter to overcome a one-point deficit.

Kevion Ladson and Julian Glenn led four players in double figures with 14 points apiece as Plenty Coups toppled Reed Point-Papelje 68-31 in a District 6C game at Huntley Project. Keelan Dillon and Clarence Stewart had 11 each for the Warriors. Tristan Gieser had 12 points to top the Renegades.

Colby Zentner had 12 points and Jake Kallevig 11 for Bridger in a 51-37 6C victory over Absarokee at Huntley Project. Wyatt Hayes led the Huskies with 12. 

Hunter Vogl led all scorers with 15 points, Aiden McDaniel had 14 and Brendan Wing 12 to lift Belt to a 62-31 romp over arch-rival Centerville in a District 8C game at Lewistown. Grant Cotton had nine for the Miners. 

Jake Soloman was high man with 18 points and Dylan Taylor chipped in 15 for Denton-Geyser-Stanford in its 58-47 win over Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap in 8C play at Lewistown. Carson Stevenson had 12 points and Zachary Thomas 11 for Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap. 

Tyler Fordyce pumped in 19 points, Justin Stulc added 15 and Ryan Russell had 10 to lift Roy-Winifred to a 55-36 8C win over Geraldine-Highwood at Lewistown. Maverick McKinlay had 16 points and Brady Duvall 12 for the Rivals.

Kyle Young Jr. and Jeremy Pretty Paint had 13 points each, and Wyman Bringing Good and Ken Black Crow Jr. added 12 more apiece as Hays-Lodgepole ran all over Turner 88-46 in 9C action at Havre. Shane Kimmel led the Tornadoes with 19 points and Cody Welsh added 17.

• Hayden Massar popped in 20 points, Caden Rettig chipped in with 17 and Bailey Spicher had 11 as North Star used a huge fourth quarter to rally past Big Sandy 59-55 in a District 9C elimination game. North Star outscored the Pioneers 31-11 in the final eight  minutes. Kade Strutz led Big Sandy with 15 points, Crawford Terry had 11 and Ryan Roth scored 10.  

• Cord Schneider was tops with 15 points, Brendon Edwards had 12 and Isaac Bell added 10 as Chinook broke open a close game in the second half for a 60-33 rout of Chester-Joplin-Inverness in a 9C game at Havre. Spencer Richter led CJI with 12 points.  

Hayden Diekhan's game- high 17 points led Fort Benton over Box Elder 70-27 in a 9C mismatch in Havre. Fort Benton’s Damon Bird added 12 and Garrett Diekhans chipped in 11.

Rylan Doheny led with 18 points and brother Kellan Doheny contributed 11 to lift Dutton-Brady past Valier 48-29 in a District 10C loser-out game in Great Falls. Brody Connelly had 11 points in Valier's final game.

Luke Marmon scored 18 points and Wyatt Walters pitched in with 10 as Great Falls Central rolled past Augusta 67-37 in a 10C game. Ten players scored for the Mustangs. Ezra Bolles scored 13 and Henry Hsu added 10 for the Elks. 

Brady Smelser scored 15 points to lead Power over Cascade 44-33 in a 10C game at Great Falls. Ryan Bogden had 10 for the Badgers. 

Dylan Flatt pumped in 22 points and Milan Moscone had 15 as Shields Valley opened up a 10-point first quarter lead and held on for a 54-46 triumph over Lone Peak to open District 11C action at Churchill. Cole March scored 23 and Frankie Starz added 13 for the Bighorns.

Sam Collins and Mac Hauck had 12 points apiece and West Yellowstone pulled away from White Sulphur Springs in the second half for a 57-44 11C win at Churchill. The Wolverines trailed 22-20 at halftime. Shane Ogle scored 13 and Alex Novark 10 for the Hornets. 

Bryce Nye led with 19 points, Daniel Kruer added 11 and Matthew Kaiser had 10 to power Twin Bridges past Sheridan 72-20 in 12C play at Dillon. Jason Chisholm led the Panthers with 10 points.  

• Trevor Swanson had the hot hand with 30 points and Ian Swanson contributed 12 to carry Ennis past Harrison-Willow Creek 52-42 in first-round District 12C action at Dillon. Vern Homner had 18 for Harrison-Willow Creek. The Mustangs trailed 34-30 entering the fourth quarter. 

Kade Cutler was a one-man show with 22 points and Philipsburg pulled away in the second quarter for a 48-32 victory over Lima in 12C play at Dillon. Logan Messenger had 11 for the Bears. The Prospectors dominated the second quarter 19-7.  

Tristan Chavez poured in 24 points and had plenty of help from Skyler Webberson (18 points) and Jerod Hailey (12) as Victor romped past Valley Christian 62-42 in District 13C action at Frenchtown. Casey Reimer and Riley Reimer each had nine for Valley Christian. 

Bryan Mask led four players in double figures with 15 points as Alberton-Superior rolled to a 70-34 triumph over Lincoln in 13C play at Frenchtown. Michael Spence had 14 points, Danner Haskins 12 and Javen Hughes 10 for A-S. Ryan Greenwood had 12 points and Brodi Henderson 10 for the Lynx.

Brandon Knudsen was the big scorer with 20 points and Tyler Knudsen added 14 as Hot Springs held off a fourth-quarter surge to topple Noxon 57-48 in a District 14C game at Pablo. Logan Wood scored 16 points and Alex Currie had 11 for the Red Devils.

Girls Basketball

Class AA

• Missoula Hellgate earned its first city title in 16 years by thumping Missoula Sentinel 53-40 in a Western AA crosstown showdown. Addy Heaphy matched her career high with 15 points and Bailee Sayler had 13 for the Knights. Lexi Deden had 11 points to lead Sentinel, and Jayden Salisbury added nine. 

Shayla Montague led all scorers with 19 points and TyLee Manuel added 12 as Billings West cruised past crosstown rival Billings Skyview in an Eastern AA game. Brooke Barry had 18 for Skyview but no other player had more than four points.

Class A

Jayden Winslow was the only scorer in double figures with 11 points and Emma Gruber chipped in with eight for Libby in a 35-22 Northwestern A district win over Whitefish in Whitefish. Gracie Smyley topped the Bulldogs with eight.

Ari Burke pumped in 20 points and Jaylea Lunceford added 13 as Ronan ran past Polson 72-34 in Northwestern A play in Whitefish. Alex Pierre led the Pirates with seven.

• Hamilton pitched a shutout in the second quarter and rode a balanced offense to a 37-27 win over Frenchtown in a battle of the Broncs in the first round of the Southwestern A district tournament at Butte. Eight players scored for Hamilton, led by Mariola Tesoro and Jorden Taggart with seven each. Claire Bagnell topped Frenchtown with 12. 

Josey Jones was Dillon's only player in double figures with 16 points but 10 Beavers scored in a dominating 64-33 Southwestern A triumph over Stevensville. Six other players had at least six points for Dillon. Kennedy Praast had 11 for Stevi. 

Mya Hansen poured in 22 points and Laurel rode a big third quarter to a 40-38 regular-season victory over arch-rival and third-ranked Billings Central. The Locomotives outscored the Rams 16-8 after intermission. Olivia Moten-Schell led Billings Central with 16 points. Both teams are 14-4, but Laurel is 9-1 and the Rams 7-3 in conference.

Class B

Christine Funk was the lone player in double figures with 14 points as Choteau topped Conrad 34-27 in a District 1B game at Shelby. Lauren Philipps and Alison Harris had eight points each for Conrad.

Kenna Pitcher scored 17 points, Naemi Wipf had 12 and Madison Rosenbaum 10 for Fairfield in a 63-31 rout of Rocky Boy in 1B play at Shelby. Sasha Coffee topped Rocky Boy with 11.

• Taylor Pederson's 15-point effort led Glasgow over Poplar 43-31 in a District 2B matchup in Glasgow. Poplar’s Riley MacDonald led her team with 11. 

Baily Egan had 12 points and Jessi Jordan grabbed 11 rebounds as Colstrip won a 39-35 slugfest with St. Labre in 3B play at Colstrip. Kya Egan had eight for the Fillies. Priscilla Flatmouth had 18 points and 13 rebounds for St. Labre, which also received nine points from Teegan Ewing

Lindsay Hein and Jordan Cookman each had 13 points and Roxanne Keefer added 12 as Forsyth coasted to a 59-41 3B victory over Lodge Grass at Colstrip. Jordan Jefferson had 16 points and Shantell Prettyontop 14 for the Indians.

Dorothy Mastel led all scorers with 17 points and Red Lodge rolled to a 15-point halftime lead in dispatching Joliet 44-32 in District 4B action at Columbus. Skyler Wright had 12 points and Shayla Weber 11 for the J-Hawks. 

Alexa Rivland was tops with 14 points and Breanna Rouane added 12 to lift Columbus to an easy 59-21 trouncing of Shepherd in 4B play. Kiara Dennison had six for Shepherd. 

Hailee Brandon led all scorers with 20 points, Sydney Prather added 19 and Big Timber broke open a close game in the second half for a 48-29 win over Jefferson in a 5B matchup at Belgrade. The Herders led 16-13 at halftime.

Brenna Bloch scored 14 points, Carroll College commit Kyle Olson added 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Kendall Lynn chipped in with nine points as defending state champion Three Forks outlasted Manhattan 45-33 in 5B action at Belgrade. Madeline Severson led the Tigers with eight points. 

Class C

Jaycee Erickson scored 18 points, Kaitlyn McColly added 17 and Kia Wasson had 10 for Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale in a 56-43 victory over Dodson in a District 3C game at Wolf Point. Kailee Henry topped Dodson with 19.

ShaAnn Danelson topped all scorers with 20 points, Kortney Nelson had 13 and Gracee Lekvold contributed 11 to lead Scobey to a 51-29 3C win over Lustre Christian at Wolf Point. Kassie Kirkaldie led Lustre with 16.

Abby Hoffman and Alyx Grabowska scored nine points apiece and Park City had 10 players score in a 54-6 trouncing of Broadview-Lavina in District 6C play at Huntley Project. The Panthers led 25-0 after one quarter and 41-2 at halftime before stepping off the gas. 

• Cloe Hagl scored 11 and Keeley Chrest added 10 for Harlowton in a 41-30 District 6C win over Roberts at Huntley Project. Emma DeVries had 12 for the Rockets.

• Jessica Adkins pumped in a game-high 23 points to lead Bridger over Absarokee 48-36 in 6C play. Absarokee’s Mallorey Sheppard and Lexi Feddes had 10 apiece.

Sylvie Stewart had 13 points and Sepha Covers Up contributed 11 for Plenty Coups in a 53-38 6C conquest of Reed Point-Rapelje. Carlee Blodgett led all scorers with 18 points and Mercedes Hoff added 13 for the Renegades. 

Sami Connerton led with 19 points, Brianna Bergum had 14 and Danielle Horan 10 as Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap coasted past Centerville 75-25 in District 8C play at Lewistown. A 24-2 second quarter was the difference for H-M-JG. Hailey Konesky had seven for Centerville.

Brooke Schraner was tops among 10 players scoring with 13 points as Belt had little trouble with Geraldine-Highwood, 53-15, in an 8C game at Lewistown. Kaitlyn Leistiko had six for G-H.

• Sydney Browning poured in 26 points and Brynn Jolma added 15 as Winnett-Grass Range rolled past Denton-Geyser-Stanford 58-45 in 8C action at Lewistown. Taylor McCready and Cassidy Randel had 11 each for D-G-S.

Latasha Kirkaldie scored 13 points, Sierra Chandler added 11 and Mulleah Stiffarm had 10 for Hays-Lodgepole in a 57-33 rout of Big Sandy in a District 9C game at Havre. JayLyn Cline led Big Sandy with 20 points. 

Kourtney Hanson scored 14 points and Lincy Johnson had 11 for Chinook in a 50-31 victory over Chester-Joplin-Inverness in 9C action at Havre. Tatum Hull had nine for CJI. 

Joelnell Momberg led four players in double figures with 13 points as top-ranked, unbeaten and defending state champion Box Elder ran past North Star 71-29 in 9C play at Havre. Angela Gopher had 11 and Lilly Gopher and Eve The Boy added 10 apiece for the Bears. Jade Wendland led North Star with eight.

McKenzie Clark scored 17 points, Aspen Giese had 14 and Cassi Nack 13 as No. 2 Fort Benton set up a showdown rematch with No. 1 Box Elder for the 9C title by defeating Turner 57-51 in a hard-fought game at Havre. The Broncs have lost two games all season, both to Box Elder. Shyann Krass led Turner with 24 points and Melanie Watkins added 10.

Tearra Calf Boss Ribs and Alia Heavy Runner each scored eight points each to help Heart Butte rally in the fourth quarter past Sunburst 39-34 in 10C action in Great Falls. The Warriors trailed 24-19 entering the final eight minutes. Brooke Holland scored 17 points and Jeena Alborano 11 for the Refiners.

Jessie Maruska led with 18 points and Kinsey May added 10 as Power overcame a slow start to roll past Great Falls Central 42-29 in 10C play at Great Falls. The Pirates trailed 8-4 after one quarter but went on a 22-4 run in the next eight minutes and kept the Mustangs at bay the rest of the way. Emily Pahut had eight for Great Falls Central.

Janessa Willekes topped all scorers with 19 points and Taylee Sawyer added 11 to carry Simms to a 10C win over Cascade in Great Falls. Georgia Mortag was high for the Badgers with 14.

Sarah Goff was the game's only double-figures scorer with 16 points to lead Philipsburg to an easy 51-8 rout of Lima in a District 12C game at Dillon. Gracie Bravo had five of Lima's points. 

Sydney Phillips led four players in double figures with 15 points to lead Drummond to a 56-20 romp over Harrison-Willow Creek in District 12C play at Dillon. Rylee Hilmo had 14 and Holly Hauptman and Sara Kielley 11 each for the Trojans. 

Danna Ochoa had a big day with 21 points and Emmie Collins contributed 10 as West Yellowstone rolled to a 20-point halftime lead and bounced White Sulphur Springs 54-28 in District 11C action at Churchill. The Hornets received 10 points from Cabry Taylor.

• Lone Peak got eight points from Ivy Hicks and had three other players with six points in a 33-28 triumph over Gardiner in 11C play at Churchill. Josie Thomas and Sophia Darr led the Bruins with nine each.

Clancy Phillips led with 13 points, 10 Twin Bridges players scored and the Falcons pulled away late for a 41-23 win over Sheridan in 12C action. Twin Bridges outscored Sheridan 16-3 in the fourth quarter. Faith Larsen had six for the Panthers.  

Maggie Jorgensen scored 13 points and Sage Kamps and Alexis Cannon pitched in with 10 apiece for Lincoln in a 45-29 win over Victor in District 13C play at Frenchtown. Keana Chavez helped keep Victor competitive with 11 points.

TeaAnna Rouse's 19 points led the way and Amber Anderson helped with 13 in Darby's 53-31 trouncing of Valley Christian in 13C action at Frenchtown. Emma Hiltz scored 12 for the Eagles.

20-Point Club

33: Kobee Big Back, Colstrip

31: Sayer Patton, Choteau

30: Trevor Swanson, Ennis

26: Sydney Browning, Winnett-Grass Range

26: Lane Allen, Harlem

24: Tristan Chavez, Victor

24: Shann Krass, Fort Benton

24: Rollie Worster, Missoula Hellgate

23: Jessica Adkins, Bridger

23: Cole March, Lone Peak

23: Mack Winchester, Nashua

22: Kingston McLean, Lame Deer

22: Tanner Rae, Roundup

22: Kade Cutler, Philipsburg

22: Dylan Flatt, Shields Valley

22: Mya Hansen, Laurel

22: Zach Brown, Lustre Christian

21: Tanner Jessop, Corvallis

21: Danna Ochoa, West Yellowstone

21: Damon Grovon, Lodge Grass

21: Leroy Wilson, Anaconda

21: Ty Murphy, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale

20: Hayden Massar, North Star

20: Jaylyn Cline, North Star

20: Bernadine Fisher, St. Labre

20: Logan Roth, Stevensville

20: Braedon Sawyer, Anaconda

20: ShaAnn Danelson, Scobey

20: Brandon Knudsen, Hot Springs

20: Hailee Brandon, Big Timber

20: Ari Burke, Ronan

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