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Savage vs. Plentywood

Savage senior Soda Rice is pinched between Plentywood seniors Bryn Fawcett (12) and Makayla Stevens on Friday night in a showdown between ranked 2C teams. Rice scored a team-high 15 points as No. 5 Savage topped No. 9 Plentywood 55-45.   

Editor's note: Highlights and top scorers will be updated on the 406mtsports.com website as results arrive from around the state. 

Boys Basketball

Class AA

Jesse Owens scored 21 points and Billings West defeated Sheridan (Wyoming) 58-41. The Golden Bears had a six-point lead at halftime, but Owens scored 11 points in the third quarter to help West pull away. Gus Wright led Sheridan with 12 points.

Class A

• Tyree Whitcomb had 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and Rylee Spoonhunter added 14 points and 10 boards as No. 4 Browning bolted to an 18-8 first-quarter lead and then broke the game wide open with a 27-7 third quarter en route to an 80-54 thumping of Havre. Mason Rismon topped the Blue Ponies with 15 points and Thomas Brown had 11.

Cade Baker scored 15 points and Zack Baker and Mason Pyron had 13 apiece for Frenchtown in a 73-54 romp over Ronan, which received 20 points from Anthony Camel. Randy Finley added 20 for Ronan.

• Polson topped Stevensville 66-45 as 12 different players for the Pirates scored. Colton Graham led Polson with 16 and Kordell Walker added nine. Logan Roth scored 15 points to lead Stevensville. 

• Corvallis defeated Florence 53-38 as three players scored in double-digits. Caeson Jessop led the Blue Devils with 14 points, Caleb Warnken added 13 and Tanner Jessop tallied 12. Jacob Round led Florence with 15. 

Sam Gray led a balanced Billings Central offense with 14 points in the top-ranked Rams' 61-31 thumping of Glendive. Ten players scored for Central, including Tyler Gray and Niki Krause with nine. Riley Basta's eight points led Glendive.

Brendon Johnson poured in 30 points in helping Livingston win at home against Lewistown 72-65 in overtime. Three other Rangers, Danner Purkett (16), Morgan Rosberg (15) and John Waddell (11), also scored in double figures. Livingston outscored Lewistown 13-6 in OT, shooting 10 of 12 from the foul line. Jaden Graham kept Lewistown close with his 30-point effort. 

Class B

 Tanner Parsons scored 22 points, Logan Leck added 14, Tanner Watson chipped in with 12 and Ryan VanTine had 11 to Shelby over Harlem 62-48. For Harlem, Tyler Cichosz led with 15 points and Lane Allen had 14.

Tanner Smith poured in 15 points in leading Malta over Glasgow 43-40. Kobe Sibley had 16 for Glasgow. Entering the fourth quarter the score was tied 28-28.

Rylan DeVries, Tim Rose and Isaiah Bouchard teamed up for 41 points in directing Huntley Project to a 57-43 win at Shepherd. DeVries topped the list with 17 points, followed by Rose (14) and Bouchard (10). The Red Devils were ahead 26-20 at halftime before pulling away with a 20-point third quarter. Bouchard also came away with eight rebounds. Spencer Lepley and Brayden Fulton scored 14 points apiece for the Mustangs.

Colter Miller scored 24 points and Corey Yency 18 as No. 7 Three Forks won at home against Class A Belgrade 66-55. Miller, who also snagged 10 rebounds, shot 11 of 13 from the field and 2 of 3 from the foul line. The Wolves connected on 53 percent of their shots, including Yency's 9 of 11 showing. The game was knotted at 32-all at halftime. Three Forks used a 22-9 scoring spree in the third quarter to take command. Easton Page tallied 24 points for the Panthers. 

Tyson Racht had 16 points and Aaron Geisser contributed 15 for Townsend in a 46-32 triumph over Whitehall. Cade Briggs put in 10 points to lead Whitehall.

Cooper Waters scored 12 points and the balanced Missoula Loyola Rams routed Anaconda 64-31 in a Western B matchup. Michaele Galled paced Anaconda with 13 points and Braedon Sawyer added 10. 

Greydon Nicholson led with 17 points and Dyllan McDermid added 14 for Deer Lodge in a 52-38 victory over Jefferson. Avery Stiles had 14 and Ian Lindsey 13 for Jefferson. 

Tyler Bohan and Kaden Myrstol teamed up for 12 points apiece and it was enough to offset Trey Stampfel's 18 points as Red Lodge outlasted Columbus 45-44. 

Tanner Rae's 20 points and Makale Kembe's 17 were just enough for Roundup in a 52-51 win over Joliet, which got 24 points from Ry Olson. Caleb Bailey added 17 for the J-Hawks.

Class C

Brock Proulx pumped in 25 points and Ryan Roth contributed 21 to provide nearly all of Big Sandy's offense in a 57-51 victory at Turner. Cody Welsh led the Tornadoes with 20 points. 

Brody Grebe scored 32 points and surpassed 2,000 points for his career as third-ranked Melstone overpowered Terry 79-9. Shayden Cook added 11 for the Broncs.

Caleb Ball scored 21 points, Ian Ferris had 20 and Nicholas Day 15 for St. Regis in a 76-55 whipping of Lincoln. Tanner Day added 11 for St. Regis. Nathan Brown scored 25 points to lead Lincoln, which also received 13 points from Brodi Henderson.

Corbin Lonebear scored 23 points and Sam Main chipped in 14 to lead Dodson over Frazer 73-33.

Nate Konen led five players in double figures for No. 7 Twin Bridges in an 80-43 trouncing of Philipsburg. Daniel Kruer, Charlie Kruer and Bryce Nye all had 13 points and Ethan Kneeland had 11 for the Falcons. Nye also had nine assists. Kade Cutler led P-burg with 15 points and Daniel Brabender had 10.

Caleb Pfloeger scored 16 points and Riley O'Donnell added 10 for Baker in a 51-44 triumph over Ekalaka. Jared Pardee was leading scorer with 21 points and Mick O'Connor helped with 11 for Ekalaka. 

• Five players scored points in double digits as No. 9 Chinook prevailed at North Star 81-22. Brothers Isaac and Ethan Bell scored 15 points apiece for the Sugarbeeters, followed by teammates Hunter Neibauer, Brendan Edwards and Cord Schneider with 11 each. It was a 26-8 game, Chinook's favor, after the first quarter. 

• Darby jumped out to a big halftime lead and never looked back as the Tigers topped Seeley-Swan 60-51. The Tigers led the Blackhawks 36-16 at half. Brandon Winters scored 19 points for Darby, Nelson Smith added 17 and Dylan Parks tallied 14. Cordell Turner led Seeley-Swan with 21. The win propelled Darby to a 4-0 13C record as it handed Seeley-Swan its first district loss of the year. 

• Plains edged Noxon 40-33 thanks to a 16-point fourth quarter. Derick Curry scored 16 points and Matt McCracken added 10 for Plains. Logan Wood paced Noxon with 14. 

Kaimen Evans poured in 18 points, Hunter Vogel contributed 16, Aidan McDaniel chipped in 12 and Brendan Wing pumped in 11 in leading Belt over Denton-Geyeser-Stanford in overtime 62-60. Parker Donaldson had a game high 24 points with Jake Solomon adding 16 and Dylan Taylor 10.

• Great Falls Central cruised past Simms 83-48. Great Falls Central’s Luke Marmon scored a game-high 19 points, Isaac Armstrong had 16 and Noah Ambuehl added 15. Caden Smerker and Dallin Nelson each scored eight points for Simms.

Brady Smelser scored 16 points and Nicholas Widhalm provided 15 for Power in a 67-26 conquest of Valier. Brody Connelly's 13 points topped Valier. 

Ryan Bogden led with 20 but Ty Tweten added 16 and Preston Hagan 15 as Cascade toppled Augusta 57-45.

Owen Nelson popped in 19 points and Jack Solberg notched 18 to lift Westby-Grenora to a 68-55 win at Richey-Lambert. Seth Prevost had 17 points, Grady Gonsioroski 15 and Kyler Brown 14 for Richey-Lambert. 

Jeremy Pretty Paint led the way with 20 points as Hays-Lodgepole slipped past Roy-Winifred 48-46. Brody Geer had 17 and Ryan Russell 13 for Roy-Winifred. 

• Top-ranked and undefeated Manhattan Christian used a balanced attack in overwhelming visiting Gardiner 79-49. The Eagles were led by Caleb Bellach's 16 points and 12 rebounds. The scoring column was also highlighted by the double-figure output of Josiah Amunrud (13), David Aamot (13), Tyler Kamps (12) and Sam Leep (11). The Eagles had a 43-23 edge by halftime, then went on a 25-15 burst in the third quarter, Luke Stermitz had 12 points for Gardiner, followed by Elijah Bird (11) and Bennett Roberts (10).

• Bainville's Derek Bowker led with 22 points and he had plenty of help from Jesse Strickland (16 points) and Cameron Downs (13) in a 67-52 romp over Brockton. Daunte Azure had 20 for Brockton and Treydyn Bauer scored 10. Bainville used a 25-8 fourth quarter to rally for the win.

Colton Young had 18 points and Wyatt Hayes 17 for Absarokee in a 62-32 triumph over Roberts. Jace Weimer led the Rockets with 15, followed by Garrett Spencer at 10.

Lane Johnson scored 20 points and Greg Whitesell contributed 19 as No. 2 Arlee topped Charlo 85-62 after a fast start. The two-time defending state champion Warriors led 24-9 after one quarter. Connor Koenig topped the Vikings with 24 points and Landers Smith had 15. 

Colby Zentner topped all scorers with 18 points to lift Bridger past Reed Point-Rapelje 57-49. Jake Mitzel had 12 and Brandon Klaasen 10 for the Scouts. Bud Ullery had 13 for RP-R, followed by Jeremy Boatman at 12 and Ty Herzog and Tristan Geiser with 10 apiece. 

• Alex Wiens had 15 points -- all on 3-pointers -- as Plentywood improved to 9-0 with a 58-25 rout of Savage. Jaxson Pedersen added 14 for the Wildcats. Sloan McPherson had 10 for Savage.  

Colt Miller led with 20 points and Javonne Nesbit pitched in with 13 as Froid-Lake outscored Fairview 12-7 in overtime for a 48-43 triumph. Josh Herron had 16, Alex Shriver 11 and Cody Asbeck 10 for Fairview. 

Frankie Starz had 22 points and Kolya Bough 18 in Lone Peak's 52-44 win over West Yellowstone.

Keenan Murnion scored 31 points as Jordan and the Mustangs needed every one in a 52-50 victory over Winnett-Grass Range. Ed Murnion added 12 or Jordan.

Girls Basketball

Class AA

Bailey King scored 16 points and Bri McCauley and Brenna Linse added 11 each as Billings Senior ended a five-game losing streak with a 63-44 Eastern AA win over Billings Skyview. The Broncs (2-5, 1-1) used a 23-point third quarter to take control of the game, building a 54-29 lead. Brooke Berry scored her team’s first 14 points and she finished with 25 overall for the Falcons (0-6, 0-1).

Shea Dolan had 15 points and three others scored in double digits as No. 2 Billings West defeated Sheridan (Wyoming) 67-22. TyLee Manuel added 14 points and Shayla Montague and Maddie Albrecht both had 11 to help the Golden Bears to 7-0. West built a 34-7 lead by halftime.

Aubrie Rademacher led with 12 points as Kalispell Glacier outlasted crosstown rival Kalispell Flathead 32-24. Maddie Walter topped Flathead with 12 points.

Class A

• Ronan edged out Frenchtown 37-35 in a thriller. Ronan led 20-14 at half but Frenchtown stormed back in the third quarter to get within one point at 26-25 heading into the final frame. Tiana Ulutoa scored 14 points to lead Ronan and Jaylea Lunceford added 10. Kiya Shelton led Frenchtown with 11. 

Melissa Hanser scored 13 points to lift No. 2 Billings Central to a 43-37 Eastern A victory over Glendive. Olivia Moten-Schell had nine for the Rams. Karsen Murphy led Glendive with 11.

Angel Richards scored 20 points and Stevensville raced past Polson 52-39. Kennedy Praast added 12 points for Stevensville. Mossy Kauley scored 11 points to lead Polson.

Class B

 Emily Poole finished with 16 points and nine rebounds in helping Huntley Project win 47-41 at Shepherd. Amanda Cranford provided ample support in contributing 10 points and six rebounds for the Red Devils. Lyndsey Kale led Shepherd with 12 points and eight rebounds. Huntley Project never trailed, but the Mustangs closed with a 17-7 fourth-quarter surge to make things interesting.

Kyle Olson scored 25 points, knocking down five 3-pointers along the way, as No. 10 and defending state champion Three Forks defeated Class A Belgrade 59-37. Olson also amassed four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Teammate Kendall Lynn chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Three Forks recorded 13 steals. The Wolves led 32-28 at intermission, but outscored the Panthers 27-9 in the second half. Cheyann Tooman led Belgrade with nine points.

• Glasgow rallied past Malta for a streak-breaking 40-36 win. It was the Scotties’ first victory over the M-ettes in 39 games, a skid that spanned 15 years, according to Glasgow’s Twitter account. Tehya Campbell led Glasgow with 10 points, and Keely Fossum added nine. Malta’s Kloie Marks scored a game-high 12 points, and Erica Smith chipped in 11.

Meghan Eiselein led with 12 points and Chloe Cota added 10 for Roundup in a 38-32 victory over Joliet. Skyler Wright had nine for the J-Hawks.

Sam Clevenger scored 18 points and Lani Walker added 13 as Missoula Loyola improved to 8-1 with a 55-34 win over Anaconda

Rachel Nicholson was high scorer with 17 points as Deer Lodge kept up its winning ways with a 42-30 victory over Jefferson. 

Madisson Underdal had 16 points and Bailey Johnson 13 in Shelby's rugged 40-37 victory over Harlem. Taya Trottier had 11 and L'Tia Lawrence 10 for Harlem.

Liz Lorash led a balanced Columbus offense with 12 points in a 61-33 rout of Red Lodge. Eight players scored for Columbus. Dorothy Mastel had 11 for Red Lodge. 

Jeralyn Parker was tops with 19 points and Kirsten Lamere and Sasha Coffee each pitched in with 12 for Rocky Boy in a 60-49 win over Cut Bank. The Wolves were led by Jazmyne Spotted Bear with 23 points. 

Class C

Shyann Krass scored 20 points, Sarah Billmayer added 14 and Brooke Reed contributed 13 as Turner downed Big Sandy 68-34. Nine players scored for the Tornadoes, who led 21-4 after one quarter. Jaylyn Cline led Big Sandy with 17 points.

• Freshman Draya Wacker poured in 32 points, Koye Rindal had 19, Kayla Kombol 12 and Kelsey Thurston 10 as Melstone overwhelmed Terry 86-10. 

Kelsey Heidema led with 13 points and Kellie Van Kirk added 10 for Manhattan Christian in a 57-33 victory over Gardiner. Alexis McDonald had 12 points and Sophia Darr 10 for the Bruins.

Soda Rice and Haylie Conradsen each scored 15 points as No. 5 Savage toppled No. 9 Plentywood 55-45 in a battle of 2C heavyweights. Tyler Lien added 13 for Savage. Brenna Osksa scored 17 and Liv Wangerin 13 to lead the Wildcats. 

Mackenzie Dethman led four players in double figures with 14 points to lead No. 6 Froid-Lake romped past Fairview 59-22. Haley Labatte had 13, Sydney Labatte 12 and Sydney Dethman 10 for Froid-Lake. 

Brianna Bergum scored a game-high 17 points and No. 3-ranked Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap used a fast start in winning at Centerville 56-18. The visitors bolted ahead 22-3 in the opening quarter. Ten different Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap players scored points. Centerville received 11 points from Kalyn Dow.  

Mallorey Sheppard led all scorers with 23 points to power Absarokee to a 43-22 triumph over Roberts. Kenzie Pitts had nine points for the Rockets.

Ella Messerly buried four 3-pointers en route to scoring 25 points in Dodson's triumph over visiting Frazer 61-39. Messerly nailed three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter alone as the Coyotes pulled away with a 19-9 scoring spurt. Teammate Christina Jaynes tossed in 18 points for the victors. Kaydin Sibley was Frazer's top scorer with 11 points.

Heather LeBree had a game high 15 points and teammate Clair Callahan helped with 11 in leading Ekalaka over Class B Baker 50-27.

Marni Schieffer led with 18 points, Layni Schieffer added 13 and Zayda Grove contributed 12 for Wibaux in a 64-31 victory over Broadus. Kiarah Coulter's 14 points led Broadus.

Emma Grange poured in a game-high 20 points as Philipsburg overcame on an early deficit to ground Twin Bridges 45-30. The Falcons were led by eight points apiece from Ashleigh Guinnane and Anna Kaiser.  

• Seeley-Swan topped Darby 48-36, rushing out to a 28-13 lead at halftime and holding on from there. Ashley Miller scored 13 points to lead the Blackhawks and Kara Good added 12. Casey Ehmann scored nine points to lead Darby. 

• Plains topped Noxon 36-24. Plains held Noxon to single-digit scoring in the first three quarters including three points in the second. Natalee Deschamps scored eight points to lead Plains. Kali Murray led Noxon with seven. 

• St. Regis blew past Lincoln 47-15 thanks to a rugged defensive effort. St. Regis held Lincoln scoreless in the third quarter to seal the win. Emma Hill scored 10 points while Baylee Pruitt and Ashley Wilson each scored nine. Sage Kamps and Alexis Cannon each scored four points to lead Lincoln. 

• No. 4-ranked Belt received 20 points from Shelby Paulson in winning at home over Denton-Geyser-Stanford 82-29. The Huskies' Kolby Pimperton (14), Brooke Schraner (14) and Morgan Cooper (13) also scored in double figures. 

• Behind a 16-7 fourth quarter, Great Falls Central beat Simms 47-39 on the road. Great Falls Central’s Lauren Wilkens led all players with 13 points, and Elyssa Willekes led Simms with 10.

Alyssia Vanderburg scored 29 points and Arlee defeated Charlo 53-41. Louetta Conko-Camel added 11 for the Scarlets. Bella Hawk scored 10 points to lead Charlo. 

Dyauni Boyce had a big night with 24 points, Trinity Edwards added 13 and Olivia Geer 12 for Roy-Winifred in a 59-23 conquest of Hays-Lodgepole. Mariah Stiffarm had 10 for Hays-Lodgepole.

Jenna Rust was top scorer with 25 points, Elizabeth Field chipped in with 12 and Katie Nielsen finished with 10 for Westby-Grenora in a 50-33 romp over Richey-Lambert. Haley Olson led the Fusion with 18 points. 

• Shields Valley had no trouble with White Sulphur Springs in a 56-18 romp as Molly Engle had 21 points and Morgan Fairchild had 10. 

Grace Weber scored 22 points and Mackaela Pulver added 12 for Dutton-Brady in a 46-25 rout of Sunburst. 

Larisah Moreland's 20 points were the difference for Custer-Hysham in a 49-46 triumph over Northern Cheyenne. Ashley McConnell's 17 points were tops for Northern Cheyenne.

Faith Bowland had 22 points and Fallon Sun Rhates 10 as Culbertson overcame Circle 59-34. Ryann Moline had 14 for the Wildcats.

Danna Ochoa led three players in double figures with 13 points for West Yellowstone in a 48-30 win over Lone Peak. Rebekah Everest and Emmie Collins had 10 each for the the Wolverines. Emma Flach had 11 for Lone Peak.

20-Point Club

32: Draya Wacker, Melstone

32: Brody Grebe, Melstone

31: Keenan Murnion, Jordan

30: Brendon Johnson, Livingston

30: Jaden Graham, Lewistown

29: Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee

27: Drew Ouradnik, Billings Christian

25: Brock Proulx, Big Sandy

25: Kyle Olson, Three Forks

25: Nathan Brown, Lincoln

25: Ella Messerly, Dodson

25: Brooke Barry, Billings Senior

25: Nikola Sasaroga, Billings Christian

25: Jenna Rust, Westby-Grenora

25: Georgia Mortag, Cascade

24: Colter Miller, Three Forks

24: Easton Page, Belgrade

24: Parker Donaldson, Denton-Geyser-Stanford

24: Connor Koenig, Charlo

24: Ry Olson, Joliet

24: Dyauni Boyce, Roy-Winifred

24: Teia Lackner, Valier

23: Mallorey Sheppard, Absarokee

23: Corbin Lonebear, Dodson

23: Jazmyne Spotted Bear, Cut Bank

22: Tanner Parsons, Shelby

22: Faith Bowland, Culbertson

22: Derek Bowker, Bainville

22: Grace Weber, Dutton-Brady

22: Frankie Starz, Lone Peak

21: Ryan Roth, Big Sandy

21: Tyree Whitcomb, Browning

21: Jared Pardee, Ekalaka

21: Jesse Owens, Billings West

21: Molly Engle, Shields Valley

20: Jeremy Pretty Paint, Hays-Lodgepole

20: Shyan Krass, Turner 

20: Cody Welsh, Turner

20: Anthony Camel, Ronan

20: Zackary Thomas, Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap

20: Emma Grange, Philipsburg

20: Shelby Paulson, Belt

20: Ryan Bogden, Cascade

20: Daunte Azure, Brockton

20: Lane Johnson, Arlee

20: Angel Richards, Stevensville

20: Tanner Rae, Roundup 

20: Tate Elkin, Billings Christian

20: Colt Miller, Froid-Lake

20: Larisah Moreland, Custer-Hysham

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