Dani Bartsch vs Hellgate

Dani Bartsch (40) helped then-No. 2 Helena Capital beat then-No. 1 Missoula Hellgate 51-45 on Saturday. The Bruins and Knights traded places in this week's 406mtsports.com Class A girls basketball rankings.

Helena Capital was rewarded for its big win last week.

The Bruins, ranked No. 2 in Class AA of last week’s 406mtsports.com girls basketball rankings, defeated No. 1 Missoula Hellgate 51-45 on Saturday. The teams traded places in this week’s Class AA rankings.

Billings Central (Class A), Missoula Loyola (B) and Fort Benton (C) remained No. 1 in their respective classifications.

St. Labre and Colstrip entered the Class B rankings for the first time this season, as did Hot Springs, West Yellowstone and Manhattan Christian in Class C.

Records are through Jan. 13

Class AA

1. Helena Capital (6-0) (+1)

2. Missoula Hellgate (5-1) (-1)

3. Missoula Sentinel (6-0)

4. Great Falls (5-2)

5. Billings West (3-3)

Class A

1. Billings Central (7-0)

2. Havre (7-1)

3. Hardin (8-1)

4. Columbia Falls (7-0)

5. Browning (6-1)

Class B

1. Missoula Loyola (9-0)

2. Harlem (7-0) (+1)

3. Big Timber (8-0) (+4)

4. Whitehall (7-1) (+1)

5. Forsyth (7-1) (-3)

6. St. Labre (8-1) (Previously unranked)

7. Colstrip (7-2) (Previously unranked)

8. Columbus (5-3) (+1)

9. Fairfield (6-2)

10. Florence-Carlton (6-2)

Class C

1. Fort Benton (8-0)

2. Roy-Winifred (6-0)

3. Belt (7-1)

4. Charlo (10-0)

5. Melstone (8-0) (+1)

6. Westby-Grenora (7-0) (+2)

7. Hot Springs (9-0) (Previously unranked)

8. West Yellowstone (7-0) (Previously unranked)

9. Plenty Coups (6-1) (-4)

10. Manhattan Christian (7-1) (Previously unranked)

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406mtsports.com's Victor Flores, Frank Gogola, Chris Peterson and Mike Scherting contributed to this week's rankings.

Disagree with the rankings, or have a question? Email Victor at victor.flores@406mtsports.com.

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