• Jeremiah Warner scored 16 points and Logan DeHaven tossed in 15 as Billings Skyview opened its Class AA season at home with a 60-40 triumph over Missoula Big Sky. Zach Schacht added 11 points to the Falcons' win. "I thought the kids gave great effort," Skyview coach Kevin Morales said. "We really rebounded well." Skyview jumped ahead 21-6 in the first quarter. Camdyn Larance led Big Sky with nine points.
• Braxton Hill poured in 42 points as Anaconda routed Jefferson 65-48 in a Class B game, following two points shy of the school record owned by Rob Hurley. Scott Hurley (twice), Tyler Hurley (twice), Ed Kalafat and Kevin Jovanovich are the only other Copperhead boys to score more than 40 in a game, according to CopperheadCountry.org.
• Anthony Camel piled up 26 points and 14 rebounds in leading Ronan over Stevensville 53-44 on the first day of the Western A Tip-Off at the University of Montana. Alex Gavlak scored 18 points for the Yellowjackets.
• Junior guard Dyllan McDermid hit 8 of 17 shots from the field for 17 points in Deer Lodge's 59-38 win over Columbus in the Manhattan Tournament.
• At the University of Montana, Polson erased a six-point halftime deficit in beating Corvallis 52-45 in the Western A Tip-Off. Shade Main scored 14 points and Connor Lanier 12 to lead the Pirates. Zach Jessop scored 14 points for Corvallis.
• Jack Lincoln scored a game-high 17 points and teammate Ryan Tirrel posted a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds as Missoula Loyola defeated Shepherd 65-58 in a Class B encounter. Shepherd received 11 points from Griffin Butsch, Jake Trotter and Spencer Lepley. Loyola, which shot 51 percent, pulled away with a 20-10 scoring spree in the fourth quarter.
• Kelson Eiselein and Jayce Griffith teamed up for 35 points in leading Roundup to a 63-46 victory over visiting Glasgow in Class B action. Eiselein totaled 18 points and Griffith 17 for the Panthers, who led 27-21 at halftime and 46-27 heading into the fourth quarter. Alec Boland and Brett Glaser tallied 10 points apiece for the Scotties.
• Keenan Reynolds scored 19 points and Christian Budell 13 as Huntley Project fought off visiting Forsyth 54-51 in a hard-fought Class B encounter. Reynolds and Budell accounted for 15 first-quarter points as the Red Devils bolted to a 19-10 lead. Toby Green hit two clutch 3-pointers in the second half for the victors. Nathan Zard scored 14 points for the Dogies, and Paul Johnstone chipped in with 11.
• Four players scored in double figures for Seeley-Swan in a home victory over Alberton-Superior, 66-45. Avery Smith led the Blackhawks with 16 points. Bryon Mask matched that total for the Mountain Cats.
• Mike Haverfield scored 14 points to help lead Dillon to a 41-39 win over Columbia Falls in overtime in Class A play. Matthew Morrison paced C. Falls with 14 points.
• Hunter Omlid and Tanner Goligoski scored 17 points apiece to lead Hamilton to an 89-41 Class A win over Libby. Loggers junior Ryggs Johnston scored a game-high 23 points.
• Danny Hoisington scored a game-high 24 points, but Thompson Falls lost 75-58 to Big Timber in Class B action.
• Brody Grebe poured in 37 points in directing Melstone to a 72-53 Class C victory over visiting Bridger. The Broncs used a 23-9 third-quarter surge in positing the win. Kolton Pospisil led Bridger with 21 points.
• Jordan Schweyen and Lexi Deden scored 15 points each to help Missoula Sentinel’s girls hold off Billings West 57-45 in a Class AA game. Sentinel led 29-28 at the half. Willa Albrecht led West with 11 points.
• Billings Skyview’s girls took control in the third quarter to hand Robbyn Hergenrider a win in her coaching debut by beating Missoula Big Sky 55-44 in Class AA action. Nevaeh Alden scored 16 points and Jordan Roe added 13 to help the Falcons overcome a 25-21 halftime deficit. Sydnee Louvar led Big Sky with 17 points and Julia Riekena added 14.
• Kenna Pitcher scored 20 points and Fairfield’s girls began defense of their Class B state championship with a 45-39 win over Big Timber. Sydney Prather led Big Timber with 19 points.
• Missoula Loyola’s Tessa Burke and Shepherd’s Jaycee Murdock had an early-season shootout in Loyola’s 63-48 win. Burke finished with 31 points, making 12 of 20 shots, including three 3-pointers. Murdock made 10 of 12 shots from the floor and 8 of 11 from the free-throw line to finish with 28 points. She also had seven rebounds.
• At the Shelby tournament, the Florence girls outscored Cut Bank 42-14 in the first half and the Falcons cruised to a 64-41 victory. Four girls scored in double figures, led by Danielle Zahn with 19 points.
• At the University of Montana, Isabelle Evans scored 16 points and Calla Haldorson added 14 in leading Corvallis past Polson 50-40 in the Western A Tip-Off. Kaelyn Smith scored 13 points for the Pirates.
• Two-time reigning State C champion Belt opened its season with a 64-29 victory over last year's State B runner-up Malta. The Huskies were led by the 26 points of Dani Urick. Belt outscored Malta 29-10 in the middle quarters to pull away. The M'ettes were led by the 10 points of Kyleigh Schipman. Belt has won five of the last six State C titles.
• Columbia Falls used 24 points by Ryley Kehr in cruising past Dillon 62-40 in Class A action. Hannah Gedlaman added 18 for the WildKats.
• Ronan used a big 18-6 run in the third quarter to motor past Stevensville 56-45. Micalann McCrea and Louetta Conko Camel each scored 17 points for the Maidens. Maddie Weber paced the Yellowjackets with 13 points.
• Kylie Willett scored a game-high 20 points, but Frenchtown lost to Browning 66-59 in a Class A matchup.
• Bigfork got 10 points each from Abby Ellison and Jaime Berg in a 42-20 Class B win over Shelby.
• Jody Detlaff and Megan Boxer scored 10 points each, but Thompson Falls lost 68-34 to Three Forks in a Class B game. Morgan Allen scored 21 for Three Forks.
42: Braxton Hill, Anaconda
37: Brody Grebe, Melstone
36: Philip Malatare, Arlee
34: Mya Fourstar, Frazer
32: Max Feight, Whitehall
31: Tessa Burke, Missoula Loyola
30: Drake Coonfare, Billings Christian
29: Cody Bergum, Roy-Winifred
29: Sadie Brown, Lustre Christian
28: Jaycee Murdock, Shepherd
28: Connor Kieckbusch, Billings Senior
28: Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee
26: Anthony Camel, Ronan
26: Dani Urick, Belt
26: Shaun Ball, Dodson
26: Riley Donaldson, Denton-Geyser-Stanford
25: Bryce Nye, Twin Bridges
24: Camryn Ault, Columbus
24: Caleb Bellach, Manhattan Christian
24: Noah Ambuehl, Great Falls Central
24: Danny Hoisington, Thompson Falls
24: Trevor Herzog, Reed Point-Rapelje
24: Trace Simonson, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale
24: Ryley Kehr, Columbia Falls
23: Ryggs Johnston, Libby
22: Raija Buley, Cascade
22: Levi Brown, Lustre Christian
22: Jaden Graham, Lewistown
22: Kailee Oliverson, Twin Bridges
22: Sean Rehmer, Gardiner
22: Matlock Morrison, Custer-Hysham
21: Ellie Evertz, Jefferson
21: Kolton Pospisil, Bridger
21: Morgan Allen, Three Forks
21: Colter Miller, Three Forks
21: Ryan Roth, Big Sandy
21: Dylan Miller, North Star
21: Ben Iron Eyes, Rocky Boy
21: Beau Santisteven, Bigfork
21: Haley Olson, Richey-Lambert
21: Nathan VanDyke, Manhattan
20: Kaicey Oliver, Cascade
20: Kyndall Keller, Havre
20: Kell Schwers, Big Timber
20: Kenna Pitcher, Fairfield
20: Kylie Willett, Frenchtown
20: Dyawni Boyce, Roy-Winifred
20: Logan Gilliard, Bigfork