Sentinel vs. Big Sky boys

Missoula Sentinel's TJ Rausch works his way around Missoula Big Sky's Daniel Morin on Thursday night in a crosstown showdown.

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

Boys Basketball

Class AA

• Jesse Owens scored 21 points and Billings West took down No. 4 Billings Skyview 59-39 in an Eastern AA game. Owens scored 12 points in the second half -- eight in the third quarter -- as the Golden Bears (5-3) pulled away from a four-point halftime lead to win their second crosstown game in as many tries. West defeated Senior earlier this month. Josh Erbacher added 12 points for West. Cam Ketchum scored 14 points and Julius Mims added 11 for the Falcons (5-3). 

• Playing in his first crosstown game, Tony Frohlich-Fair scored 19 points -- 17 in the first half -- to lead Missoula Sentinel to an 82-39 romp over Missoula Big Sky. Frohlich-Fair also had four assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block. Bryan Mikulski scored 13 points and Scott Malikie added 12 for the Spartans. Camdyn LaRance led Big Sky with 21.

Pierce Brown fired in 20 points — 18 on 3-point shots -- and Connor Murgel contributed 12 as Helena held off Helena Capital in a crosstown showdown. Trevor Swanson topped the Bruins with 18 and Bridger Grovom added 11. 

Drew Engellant had 13 points and Bret Michaels and Weston Price added 10 each as Kalispell Glacier KO'd Class A Polson 58-39 after trailing by three points after the first quarter. The Wolfpack outscored Polson 15-3 in the second quarter. Ryker Wenderoth and Robin Erickson led the Pirates with eight apiece. 

Class A

Ethan Running Crane had 14 points, Rylee Spoonhunter added 13 and Tyree Whitcomb 12 as Browning coasted past Columbia Falls 67-39 in a Northwestern A game. The Indians, who had 11 players score, led 44-18 at halftime. C-Falls received eight points each from Dillon Wanner and Dillon Shipp.

• Ten players scored for Frenchtown, led by Dawson Leishman's 10, in a 61-46 Southwestern A win over Stevensville. Logan Roth had 16 and Colby Meeds 12 for Stevi.

Nick Pasquerello was the only player in double figures with 12 points as Laurel slogged past Class B Columbus 40-25. Trey Stempfel's eight points topped the Cougars.

Class B

Kobee Big Back was the highest scorer among four in double figures with 19 points to lift Colstrip to a 70-48 romp over Shepherd. JT Baer was next with 17 followed by Kellen Big Head at 16 and Caleb Wheatley with 13. Badger Martin's 21 points led all scorers for Shepherd, and Brayden Fulton added 11. 

• Bigfork dominated Eureka 69-11 after outscoring the Lions 25-0 in the first quarter and pitching a shutout in the fourth quarter as well. Logan Gilliard scored 22 points, Anders Epperly added 18 and Colton Reichenbach added 13 for the Vikings. Jake Kindel (7) and Corbin Hurst (4) scored all of Eureka's points. 

Kell Schwers had 27 points to offset 31 by Three Forks' Colter Miller in Big Timber's 81-60 rout. Ethan Bullock scored 12 and Blake Finn 11 for the Herders. Payden Lynn put in 13 for the Wolves.

Clay Wolfe led four players in double figures in Whitehall's 58-41 victory over Anaconda. Brendan Wagner scored 13, Cade Briggs 11 and Clint Parks 10 for the Trojans. Michael Galle and Braedon Sawyer each had 10 for the Copperheads. 

Class C

Daniel Kruer led four players in double figures with 19 points as Twin Bridges rolled past Ennis 79-42. Jake Hughes had 15, Bryce Nye 14 and Nate Konen 12 for the Falcons. who led 41-20 at halftime. Trevor Swanson led Ennis with 14 and Kurt Funston had 10. 

Caleb Bellach poured in 28 points, Josiah Amunrud helped with 16 and David Aamot pitched in with 10 as top-ranked Manhattan Christian rolled past Class B Manhattan 73-40. Finn Teroso topped Manhattan with 12 points and Kyle Hotvedt had 11. The Eagles only led by two points after a quarter but pulled away by outscoring the Tigers 39-17 in the middle two quarters. 

Cody Asbeck had 17 points and Alex Schriver 13 as Fairview bolted to a 21-3 first-quarter lead and built the lead to 28 by halftime in a 67-21 romp over Circle. Eleven players scored for the Eagles. Grady Taylor's nine points topped the Wildcats.

Kolton Lynn led with 18 points and Wesley Hagan contributed 13 for Cascade in a 53-38 win over Dutton-Brady. Rylan Doheny was tops for Dutton-Brady with 10.

Charlie Keith scored 19 points and Caleb Hess pitched in with 10 to lift Winnett-Grass Range past Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 54-42. Carson Stevenson led Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap with 14.

Colby Zentner pumped in 21 points and Jake Kallevig had 15 for Bridger in a 65-52 victory over Roberts. Riley Gebhardt had 17 and Lucius Payovich 12 for the Rockets. The Scouts outscored Roberts 32-15 in the middle two quarters.

Wendell Main was the game's top scorer with 11 points to lead Heart Butte over Simms 50-30. Gavin Leach led Simms with nine.

• Hot Springs defeated Two Eagle River 63-35 after racing to a 40-14 lead by halftime. Tyler Knudsen exploded with 23 points and Brandon Knudsen added 12. Michael Brown led Two Eagle River with nine. 

• Drummond topped Alberton-Superior 54-32 behind 17 points from Jonah Parke. Luke Holland added 10. Danner Haskins scored 12 points to lead Alberton-Superior. 

• Charlo beat St. Regis 57-45 as Landers Smith tallied 17 points. Connor Koenig added 16 and Nate Delaney scored 10. Adam Ball scored 14 points to lead St. Regis and Ian Farris added 13.

Girls Basketball

Class AA

• Kalispell Glacier raced past Class A Polson 61-11 after opening the game on a 20-3 run and then holding Polson scoreless in the second quarter to head into half up 35-3. Kali Gulick scored 14 points to lead the Wolfpack and Aubrie Rademacher added 13. Mossy Kauley led Polson with four. 

Challis Westwater's 12 points led the way for Missoula Sentinel in a 57-27 crosstown win over Missoula Big Sky. Demi Smith led Big Sky with seven.

Class A

Mackenzie Rask scored 19 points and Channing Ellingson added 15 to lift Miles City over Sidney 65-23 in Eastern A play. Maddie Peters had 13 for the Eagles. 

Mya Hansen popped in 16 points as Laurel outlasted Class B Columbus 48-33. The Locos opened with a 12-3 first-quarter lead. Morgan Kirch had 12 for Columbus. 

• In a battle of ranked Northwestern A teams, Tamika Guardipee led all scorers with 22 points as Browning toppled Columbia Falls 70-67 in overtime.

Class B

Kyle Olson scored 21 points and defending state champion Three Forks rallied from an early hole to topple Big Timber 58-42. The Wolves trailed 16-7 after one quarter and 26-20 at halftime, but used a 23-7 third quarter to pull away. Paeton Ohs contributed 10 points for Three Forks. Sydney Prather led the Herders with 21 points and Melissa Mosness added 11. 

Kenna Pitcher's 21 points topped all scorers and led Fairfield over Rocky Boy 50-30. Nine players scored for the Eagles. Rochelle Pease had 11 for Rocky Boy.

Addie Casterline scored 14 points, Maddie Big Back had 11 and Baly Egan 10 as Colstrip outlasted Shepherd 53-23. Jaycee Murdock scored 11 for Shepherd.  

Amy Grievious led three players in double figures with 17 points in Manhattan's 63-46 conquest of Class C Manhattan Christian. Olleca Severson had 14 and Emma Wass 13 for the Tigers. Kelsey Heidema topped the Eagles with 18 points and Kiersten Van Kirk added 15. 

Megan Hanson and Sienna Utter dropped in 17 points each and Maggie Graves added 16 as Eureka had little trouble with Bigfork 63-35 after a slow start. Ansleigh Edgerton led Bigfork with eight.

Class C

Georgia Mortag was unstoppable with 39 points to carry Cascade past Dutton-Brady 58-45. Only four players scored for the Badgers, who received 14 from Shelbie Jackson. Dutton-Brady led 16-10 after one quarter, but Cascade dominated the second 24-6 in a game that was played evenly the rest of the way. Grace Weber topped Dutton-Brady with 13 points, Mackaela Pulver had 11 and Grace Feldmann added 10. 

Jessie Maruska, the Athlete of the Month for December, led with 26 points as Power topped Augusta 53-43. Hope Smelser added 16 for Power, which led 35-17 at halftime and held on. Rylee Shalz had 12 for Augusta. 

Sydney Browning paved the way with 12 points to pace Winnett-Grass Range over Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap 37-25. Sami Connerton led Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap with 10.

Kaitlin Cox led all scorers with 15 points and Liev Smith added 11 to lift Charlo past St. Regis 49-31. Baylee Pruitt topped St. Regis with nine.

Clair Callahan took scoring honors with 13 points and Ella Owen had 10 for a balanced Ekalaka attack in a 58-30 romp against Custer-Hysham. Ten players scored for Eklalaka, which led by three points after the first quarter but went on a 23-12 binge in the second quarter and followed with a 16-3 third quarter. Brooklyn Ragland led the Rebels with 13 points.  

Jessica Adkins had the hot hand with 25 points to carry Bridger past Roberts 54-20 and keep the Scouts unbeaten in conference play.

• Drummond defeated Alberton-Superior 48-45 after rallying from a 39-33 deficit heading into the fourth quarter. Hannah Bradshaw scored 15 points to pace the Trojans. Sydney Phillips and Sofia DeSantiago each added nine. Zoe Kelsey scored 14 points and Madison Mask added 11 for Alberton-Superior. 

Whitney McKitrick led all scorers with 22 points and Jourdain Klein chipped in with 18 as Ennis cruised past Twin Bridges 64-44. Avery George had 19 to lead the Falcons and Clancy Phillips finished with 10.

Janessa Willekes was tops with 20 points and Madi Cicon tossed in 10 as Simms had nine players score in a 57-30 victory over Heart Butte. Alia Heavy Runner led Heart Butte with 10.

20-Point Club

39: Georgia Mortag, Cascade

31: Colter Miller, Three Forks

28: Caleb Bellach, Manhattan Christian

27: Kell Schwers, Big Timber

25: Jessica Adkins, Bridger

23: Tyler Knudsen, Hot Springs

22: Logan Gilliard, Bigfork

22: Whitney McKitrick, Ennis

22: Tamika Guardipee, Browning

21: Kyle Olson, Three Forks

21: Sydney Prather, Big Timber 

21: Kenna Pitcher, Fairfield

21: Badger Martin, Shepherd

21: Jesse Owens, Billings West

21: Colby Zentner, Bridger

21: Camdyn LaRance, Missoula Big Sky

21: Clay Wolfe, Whitehall

21: ShaAnn Danelson, Scobey

20: Janessa Willekes, Simms

20: Pierce Brown, Helena

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