GREAT FALLS — The Helena High girls jumped out to a 16-0 lead Thursday against Great Falls High and never looked back on the way to a 55-27 win over the Bison.

Junior post Jamie Pickens scored 12 first-quarter points for the Bengals, who led 22-5 after the first frame.

The Bengals improved to 3-0 on the season, while the Bison dropped to 1-3 overall. Great Falls High will hit the road to face Class A rival Havre on Friday.