SHERIDAN, Wyo. — The Montana boys continued their dominance over Wyoming, but the girls couldn't Friday night.
Big Timber's David Foster scored 21 points and Billings Senior's Mark Desin tallied 17 to power the boys to a 101-82 victory, their fifth straight in the all-star basketball series.
Hot-shooting Wyoming broke Montana's girls streak at four games as Tahnee Robinson poured in 27 points to highlight an 89-81 win.
Montana built a big first-half lead and then held off several second-half rallies by Wyoming in the boys game. Montana led by as much as 17 points before settling for a 48-35 halftime lead.
"I think we played with intensity all the way and that's good for an all-star game," said Montana coach Bill Dreikosen. "We played well in the first half. We shared the ball and made the extra pass. We did pretty well for an all-star game and a week of practice."
Kelvin Steele of Great Falls CMR pulled down eight rebounds, Layne Glaus of Whitehall had seven and Desin six.
Wyoming scored the first six points of the second half to trigger a 16-8 run that shaved Montana's lead to 56-51. Foster took over and scored 15 points to help Montana pull away. An inside shot by Kyle LaForge and two baskets by Foster restored the lead to 62-51.
After Wyoming got back within seven at 62-55, Desin and Foster led a 12-5 surge that put Montana back in command. Desin had a 3-pointer and a steal and layup. Foster produced a short-range shot and a 3-pointer and Melstone's Kale Eike contributed a 3-pointer that gave Montana a 74-60 lead.
Eike finished with 15 points and Gus McDonald of St. Ignatius contributed 11 points and four steals. Desin and Eike each made three 3-pointers.
Montana's cushion expanded to 24 points in the fourth quarter.
"We rebounded well and we shot 58 percent in the first half," said Dreikosen, who was serving as Montana's head coach for the first time. "We didn't have any mental lapses."
Wyoming was led by 19 points each from Cameron Smith of Gillette and Trevor Ragan of Lander Valley. J.B. Hairston of Cheyenne East chipped in 15 and Ryan Senef of Gillette had 13.
Wyoming canned 11 3-point shots with Ragan making five and Smith three.
Wyoming girls 89, Montana 81
Wyoming hit 54.5 percent of its shots and forged a big rebounding advantage in winning for the first time since sweeping the 2003 series.
Gillette teammates Devin Diehl (18) and Megan Mordecai (16) added 34 points for Wyoming which scored 53 points in the second half.
Montana led by seven late in the third quarter when Wyoming reeled off a 9-0 run. It was capped by a layup off a Montana turnover by Cody's Lyndie Neville which beat the buzzer for a 63-61 lead.
"That gave us momentum going into the fourth quarter," said Wyoming coach Frank McCarthy. "I thought we shot the ball well. We were down twice by eight, but they kept believing. Diehl hit a couple of big threes for us."
Montana tied it at 63, but a 3-pointer by Mordecai and a basket by Neville put Wyoming ahead for good. Neville finished with 18 points and Aubrey Vandiver pulled down 15 rebounds as Wyoming built a 40-28 edge on the glass.
Bozeman's Amanda Murdock led Montana with 18. Elly Bruursema (Reed Point-Rapelje) and Amy DeGroot (Missoula Loyola) each had 13. Janessa Todd of Denton scored 11.
The 5-foot-10 Robinson, who averaged 28 points a game for Lander Valley High School in Fort Washakie, tallied 16 points in the first half. Two free throws by Robinson gave Wyoming a 20-18 lead, but Montana went on a 10-3 run highlighted by three straight layups off turnovers to grab a 28-23 advantage.
Montana built a 61-54 lead as Bruursema and Todd hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Brianne Schipman added two free throws and a bucket.
Robinson then hit two driving shots, Mordecai converted a three-point play and Neville followed with her steal and layup that help turn the game in Wyoming's favor. Mordecai, who played at Gillette, didn't miss a shot all night, going 5-for-5 from the floor and 3-for-3 at the free throw line.
Robinson made 8-for-10 field goal attempts and 10 of 11 free throws. Diehl, who's headed to Idaho State, was 6-for-11.
"I thought we played well," said Montana coach Brian Henderson. "The difference was the rebounding margin. They've got some girls who can shoot. Diehl hurt us and Robinson did a good job of getting to the basket and the free throw line. Vandiver's tough on the boards.
"We didn't play all that badly. We hit a spell when we didn't hit some shots and they got all the rebounds."
Montana committed just 16 turnovers and forced Wyoming into 28.
NOTES: Robinson won the Wyoming Miss Basketball award and Hairston got the Mr. Basketball award … Montana raised its lead to 39-22 in the boys series … Wyoming's victory shaved Montana's lead to 12-7 in the girls … The series continues tonight at Rocky Mountain College with the girls tipping off at 6 p.m. and the boys at 8.