Columbia Falls Hardin Girls Championship

Columbia Falls' Kiara Burlage blocks Hardin senior Madisan Chavez's layup during the first half of the State A championship game Saturday night at the Butte Civic Center.

Walter Hinick, Montana Standard

The Class A girls' basketball all-state team reflected Columbia Falls' dominance from this season with four Wildkats highlighting the selections.

The state champs put nearly their entire starting lineup on the all-state team in seniors Kiara Burlage, Cydney Finberg and Peyton Kehr and junior Dani Douglas. Frenchtown senior Shannon Worster joined the Columbia Falls four from the Northwest A.

Burlage led that crew with 14.9 points per game and Kehr was right behind at 13.9. Douglas chipped in 11.3 while Finberg was at 9.9 while dishing out 5.3 assists. Burlage also grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game. It's the second straight selection for all Burlage, Finberg and Kehr.

Worster scored 11.8 points per game. She was all-state the past two years as well with Class AA Missoula Sentinel.

Corvallis senior Corinne Sanderson is also a two-time honoree from the Southwest A. She averaged 11.9 points per game.

Columbia Falls' Cary Finberg and Dillon's Gabe Walker were named Northwest and Southwest coaches of the year, respectively.

Dillon and Polson led the boys' all-state selections with each program earning two. The Beavers were undefeated state champs this past season.

Seniors Matthew Rensvold and Tanner Wilson were named to the all-state team for the Pirates, Rensvold for a second straight year. Also making it from Northwest A were seniors Austin Means of Frenchtown and Derek Kastella of Whitefish, both for a second straight year. Hamilton sophomore Hunter Omlid was also selected out of the Southwest A.

Rensvold was a force with 15.8 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. Tanner scored another 12.4 for the Pirates.

Kastella put up 15.1 per game for the Bulldogs and Means scored 11.1 for the Broncs along with 8.2 rebounds.

Omlid just edged his teammate Carter Kearns, a junior, for all-state recognition. Omlid averaged 12.8 ppg while Kearns was at 13.7, but Omlid had superior rebounding (4.8) and assists (2.7) per game figures.

Dillon's Terry Thomas and Polson's Randy Kelley were named Southwest and Northwest coaches of the year, respectively.

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