By Rob Everingham
In action Thursday night, the Chester Coyotes stomped Sunburst, 80-32.
The Coyotes came out on fire and led at the end of the first quarter 23-10.
There were four Chester players in double figures with Jamie Graham leading the way with 19.
Also Thursday, J-I squared off against Heart Butte and the Rams were able to hold on to a 48-44 win.
The Rams took the early advantage, running out to a 14-6 first quarter lead.
J-I was led by Angela Peek, who had 19 points.
Friday night the Big Sandy Pioneers blew through Augusta in a 75-29 win.
Kristi Upham and Celeste Darlington each had 19 points as the Pioneers jumped out to a 21-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Blue Sky Eagles flew over the Dutton Cardinals Friday night, 61-39.
Blue Sky opened up a 15-10 lead after one and never looked back. At the half the margin was the same as the Eagles led 30-25. The third quarter saw Blue Sky add five more points to their lead before holding the Cardinals to just four fourth quarter points.
Carlye Redding led the way for the Eagles with 13 points.
The KG KouGars pounced on J-I Friday night en route to a 65-40 win.
KG opened the game strong and led 15-7 after one quarter of play. At the half, the Rams had battled back but still trailed 27-20. It was all KouGars in the third as they outscored J-I, 20-9.
KG's Jen Siefert had a game-high 24 points. The Rams were led by Ashley Sundgren with 16 points.
In Billings at the Native American Classic, the Hays-Lodgepole Thunderbirds fell to Lame Deer 61-35. Lame Deer held the T-Birds to just two first quarter points as they opened up 16-2. Lame Deer kept the pressure on and led at the half 33-14. It was more of the same in the second half as Lame Deer controlled the ball and tempo.
Chelsey Kirkaldie led Hays-Lodgepole with 14 points.
Lodge Grass slipped by Box Elder Friday at the Native American Classic, 52-47. Box Elder had the slight edge in the fourth but it was not enough to get back into the game.
Ashley Raining Bird led the Bears with 10.
Rocky Boy fell to Brockton Friday night 74-51 at the Native American Classic. Rocky Boy stayed with Brockton in the second with Brockton leading 33-27 at the half. The Morning Stars cut the Brockton lead in the third and were down 44-41. In the fourth, Brockton came alive and outscored Rocky Boy 30-10 to put the game in the bag.
Rocky Boy was led by Rose Crebs who had nine points in the loss.
Saturday, the Chester Coyotes traveled to Shelby and Michelle Van Dyke exploded for 22 points to lead five Coyotes in double figures as Chester downed Shelby 95-37.
Brady grounded the Blue Sky Eagles on Saturday night, as the Bulldogs pulled out the 54-42 win.
Redding led the Eagles again 14, while teammate Lindsey Letang broke into double figures with 10.
Sunburst edged J-I Saturday night at the Blue Sky Invitational, 57-43. Peek led J-I with 20 while Sund-gren dump-ed in 12 points.
Big Sandy ran over Stanford Saturday night 57-41. The Pioneers had a slight 17-14 lead at the end of one quarter of play.
There were three Pioneers in double figures, led by senior Sasha Ritter with 24.
At the Native American Classic in Billings Rocky Boy pulled past Heart Butte for its first win, 61-49.
Crebs again led the way for Rocky Boy with a game high 19 points.
Box Elder got a 45-28 win over Harlem on Saturday at the Native American Classic.
It was a low scoring first quarter, with the Bears taking an 8-5 lead. Box Elder added to its lead in the second and went into the locker room up 24-17. The Box Elder defense took over in the second half as it held the Wildcats to just 11 points.
Tami Infante led the Bears in the scoring department with 14, while Tessie Lamere had 10.
Hays-Lodgepole also played at the Native American Classic on Saturday and fell to Frazer 64-48. Only the score was made available.