Billings Skyview needed every bit of an 18-point second-quarter lead, a clutch tie-breaking putback by Hailey Copinga, and two seal-the-deal free throws from Kira Nelson to hold off Great Falls 52-48 in Eastern AA girls basketball at the Skyview gym Friday night.
Billings Skyview built a 22-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and withstood a Great Falls rally to earn a 52-48 Eastern AA win.
Kira Nelson admits she was clueless about the importance to her Billings Skvyiew teammates of Saturday afternoon’s intra-city game against Billings Senior.
Billings Skyview outscored Billings Senior 21-12 in the fourth quarter to earn a 52-46 Eastern AA win. Three Falcons scored in double figures.
Senior leaders are emerging for Billings West, including a versatile transfer from Idaho named MorningRose Tobey and veteran Jessi Zuroff, who was a starter during the Golden Bears’ run to the Class AA title game last season.
Billings West built an early lead and gradually pulled away for a 52-44 win at Billings Skyview in the Eastern AA girls basketball opener for both teams. MorningRose Tobey led all scorers with 16 points.
It was a tough way to win a game, hitting six straight free throws in the final 63 seconds. If nothing else, the pre-holiday schedule has given the Billings Skyview girls basketball team many teachable moments.
MISSOULA — The way the girls were going, it’s a wonder the boys game ever was played.
Last year at this time, opening weekend for the Billings AA boys basketball teams carried a little more juice than usual.
Bill Pilgeram and his Helena Capital Bruins — along with the rest of Class AA — have been chasing Missoula Sentinel for some time now.
Jake Bakken started football practice in the middle of last August.
For as little intrigue as there is in the Class AA girls team race, the boys teams more than make up for it. The Billings Senior girls are the heavy favorites as they chase their fifth consecutive team title, but the boys trophies seem to be completely up for grabs.
Track and field coaches from the four Billings high schools will be the featured guests at a Midland Roundtable gathering Thursday at noon at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center.
Haley Gellner remembers walking away from the State AA track and field meet at Van Winkle Stadium in Bozeman last May unfulfilled. The entire Billings Skyview girls track team was, to be sure.
Mika Robinson knows the value of some alone time.
It turned out to be a good week for the Billings Senior girls basketball team after all.
It’s the last weekend of the regular season in Class AA and very little has been decided. Especially in the East.
BUTTE -- Mariah Richardson hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points as Butte shot its way past Billings Skyview 73-42 on Saturday.
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