Missoula Hellgate coach Jeff Hays insists he didn’t lose much sleep over the Montana version of The Decision.
Only two boys basketball teams won consecutive state championships in the past six years. Josh Huestis' Great Falls CMR teams did it in 2009 and 2010, and Malta won back-to-back titles in 2012 and 2013.
Summer league basketball has taken on a life of its own for high school athletes and coaches in Montana. Not many days go by without a tournament, shoot-around or open gym for players hoping to make their impact the following basketball season.
MISSOULA -- Tres Tinkle scored 18 points and Missoula Hellgate broke away from Billings West midway through the first quarter in a 60-49 boys basketball victory on Friday.