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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

• Montana State football signee Ryan Lonergan topped all scorers with 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting to carry No. 3 Bozeman (4-1) past Missoula Sentinel 53-36. The Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter after leading only 35-31 after three quarters. Bozeman was 6-for-7 from the floor in the final quarter, while the Spartans got all five of their points from the free-throw line.

Class A

• Reigning state champion Hardin, ranked No. 1, received 26 points, six rebounds and six steals from Famous Lefthand in beating Sidney 83-46. Trae Hugs followed with 17 points and Andrew House added 15 to the winning cause. Hardin led 16-8 after one quarter and 41-22 by halftime. Sidney's Bridger Larson finished with a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Tyree Whitcomb poured in 25 points and Ethan Running Crane contributed 16 as Browning ran past Polson 68-59. Colton Graham had 12 for Polson. Browning broke open a close game with a 20-10 second quarter.

Class B

• Poplar improved to 6-1 with a 73-49 win over Glasgow. The Indians led by one point after one quarter but began to pull away in the second before outscoring the Scotties 28-16 in the third quarter. No Poplar individual statistics were available. Alec Boland led Glasgow with 15 points. 

• Top-ranked Bigfork boosted its record to 6-0 with a 70-20 win at Class A Columbia Falls. Colton Reichenbach scored 19 points and Logan Gilliard 18 to lead the Vikings. Logan Bechtel led the Wildcats with seven points.

Class C

Landers Smith scored 16 points and Garett Vaughn chipped in with 11 for Charlo in a 54-27 victory over Two Eagle River. Travis Pierre led Two Eagle with 13 points.

James Lane and Johnny Mysse each pumped in 18 points and DeAndre Young helped with 11 as Harlowton toppled Absarokee 62-49. Wyatt Hayes' 17 points were tops for the Huskies.

Dylan Taylor and Parker Donaldson combined for 31 points as Denton-Geyser-Stanford won at Winnett-Grass Range 54-49. Taylor led the way with 16 points, followed by Donaldson (15) and Arik Ayers (10). DGS knocked down eight 3-pointers, Zane Stahl scored 13 points for WGR. Jacob Jessen added 12.

Brody Grebe poured in 30 points, Shayden Cook added 17 and Ty Meredith pitched in with 12 as fourth-ranked Melstone ran all over Custer-Hysham 101-26.

Girls Basketball

Class AA

Ava Westphal was the only Bozeman player in double figures with 16 points but five players scored either eight or nine points in the Hawks' 68-54 upset of No. 4 Missoula Sentinel. Lexi Deden scored 19 points and Challis Westwater had 16 for Sentinel. Bozeman broke open a tight game with a 25-14 second quarter.

Class A

 Solei Elletson and Olivia Moten-Schell scored 13 points each as Billings Central, ranked No. 2 in Class A, topped Billings Skyview 57-31. Isabelle Erickson added 12 points for the Rams (4-1), who built a 30-6 halftime lead. Brooke Berry had 16 points to lead Skyview (0-5).

Marie Five and Ivery Fritzer each had 15 points for defending state runnerup Hardin in a 58-29 rout of Sidney. Maddie Peters topped the Eagles with 14.

Class B

Chloe Shields scored 15 points in helping Poplar fight off visiting Glasgow 43-42. The game was tied at 30-all heading into the fourth quarter. Shields made 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch. Teammate Lily Taflan scored all of her four points in the fourth quarter. Riley Macdonald, Keandra Martell and Macy Dionne also made key baskets for the Indians. Glasgow kept it close behind the 17 points of Anika Peters.

Class C

Mallorey Sheppard's 21 points led the way as Absarokee outlasted Harlowton 55-44. Lexi Feddes added 11 points for the Huskies. Mesa Butler's 13 points were tops for Harlowton.

• Five players scored points in double figures for Ekalaka in a 61-42 victory at home over Wibaux. Tori Tooke led the way for the Bulldogs with 13 points. She was followed closely by teammates Hannah LaBree (11), Whitney Kittelmann (10) and Claire Callahan (10). Ekalaka broke open a tight game by scoring 22 third-quarter points and holding Wibaux to just three in the final period. Wibaux's Marni Schieffer was the game's top scorer with 16 points. Layni Schieffer added 10.

Lilly Gopher's 18 points led four players in double figures as defending state champion and second-ranked Box Elder rolled past Chinook 76-33. Maddie Wolf Chief scored 17, Sarah Parisian had 12 and Joelnell Momberg added 11 for the Bears. Kourtney Hanson scored 11 for Chinook.

• Sydney Browning's 17 points led all scorers and teammate Brynn Jolma chipped in with 10 for Winnett-Grass Range in a 52-18 thumping of Denton-Geyser-Stanford. Winnett-Grass Range bolted to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter and was up 29-3 at the  half. Taylor McCready led DGS with eight points.

Carlee Fryberger, Destiny Manuel and Liev Smith all had 12 points and Kira McPhail chipped in with 11 as Charlo had 10 players score in a 78-4 win over Two Eagle River. The Vikings led 25-0 after one quarter and 46-2 at halftime. TaRae GoodLuck had all four of Two Eagle's points.

20-Point Club

30: Brody Grebe, Melstone

28: Ryan Roth, Big Sandy

26: Famous Lefthand, Hardin

25: Tyree Whitcomb, Browning

23: Bridger Larson, Sidney

21: Mallorey Sheppard, Absarokee

20: Ryan Lonergan, Bozeman

20: Jeremy Pretty Paint, Hays-Lodgepole

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