Paige Vinger, daughter of Val and Mark Vinger, and Zach Funyak, son of Jami and Kevin Funyak, were crowned queen and king of the Billings West High School prom, held at the Holiday Inn Grand Montana on Saturday.
The Missoula Sentinel girls basketball dominance rolled on Saturday night, and the Spartans joined the upper echelon of Class AA programs.
Paige Vinger let the word draw out.
Paige Vinger's offensive rebound, put-back and free throw with seven seconds left lifted Billings West over Helena Capital 46-45 in overtime Friday night and into the girls championship game.
The best and brightest of Class AA will descend on Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark this weekend for the combined boys and girls state basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday morning.
Mika Robinson knows the value of some alone time.
The Billings West girls basketball team entered Tuesday’s game against Bozeman with a golden opportunity. The Golden Bears didn’t let it pass.
Billings West jumped out to a 15-5 lead against Bozeman and never looked back, coasting to a 44-29 win. The Lady Bears clinched the top seed in the Eastern AA and automatic berth to the state tournament with the win.
BUTTE -- Paige Vinger took a bounce pass from Mika Robinson and scored the winning layup in the closing seconds as Billings West posted a dramatic and important victory over Butte 67-65 in overtime on Thursday night in Eastern AA girls basketball.
Paige Vinger and Mika Robinson each scored 12 points to lead Billings West over Great Falls CMR 50-31 in Eastern AA girls basketball Saturday at the Golden Dome.
Mika Robinson scored 20 points and Paige Vinger added a double-double as the Billings West girls defeated Billings Skyview 58-45 in Eastern AA basketball on Tuesday night at the Skyview gym.
Mika Robinson had a big second half and Paige Vinger recorded a double-double. Billings West girls basketball coach Charlie Johnson insisted, though, that it was freshman Cody Rogers that “saved our bacon” Tuesday night against Billings Skyview.
Class AA’s third-ranked girls basketball defense met the top-ranked offense Friday night. The defense won.
Paige Vinger made her first 3-point attempt and thought, “That’s good for now, I guess.”
GREAT FALLS -- Billings West rallied to force overtime but was shut out in the extra frame as Great Falls earned a 46-39 Eastern AA girls basketball win on Saturday.
Paige Vinger scored 11 points and Steph Boehm tacked on 10 as Billings West beat Miles City 49-40 in a non-conference game Friday at the Golden Dome.
BOZEMAN -- Mika Robinson scored 14 points and Billings West overcame a sluggish first quarter to beat Bozeman 48-32 in Eastern AA girls basketball on Saturday.
In case you don't already have a favorite in tonight's Senior-West girls basketball game, here are few pre-game notes to help you decide. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. at West High:
CASPER, Wyo. -- Erin Schreibeis and Jessi Zuroff combined for 25 points on Saturday afternoon as Billings West rallied to take down Casper Kelly Walsh 49-29 in girls basketball.
The Billings West Golden Bears are no strangers to transition.