Sisters Jordyn and Shelby Schweyen celebrate Missoula Sentinel's win over Helena High (MTN Sports photo).

Games went largely as expected on Montana’s high school girls basketball courts last week. In fact, there were no changes in the power polls in three of the four classifications.

Class AA saw a big shakeup, though, as defending champion Helena High suffered its first two losses of the season. The Bengals lost an overtime thriller to crosstown rival Helena Capital on Tuesday and then lost at Missoula Sentinel on Thursday.

The Spartans, who many considered the preseason favorite, then traveled to Helena to hand Capital its first loss on Saturday. With the wins, Sentinel leap-frogged both Helena schools to nab Class AA’s No. 1 ranking.

Teams in the other classifications spent the week further solidifying themselves as worthy title contenders. Havre, Three Forks and Box Elder kept their undefeated records intact to maintain their holds on the top rankings in Classes A, B and C, respectively. Havre and Three forks are the only remaining undefeated teams remaining their respective classes, while Class C still features five undefeated teams — Box Elder, Belt, Savage, Harlowton and Alberton-Superior. Ennis edged Alberton-Superior for the fifth spot in the Class C power poll.

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The complete girls basketball power polls are below. For the boys rankings, please click here.

Class AA

1. Missoula Sentinel (9-1)
2. Helena Capital (9-1)
3. Billings Senior (9-1)
4. Helena High (8-2)
5. Billings West (8-2)

Class A

1. Havre (13-0)
2. Columbia Falls (13-1)
3. Hardin (11-1)
4. Hamilton (14-1)
5. Browning (10-3)

Class B

1. Three Forks (14-0)
2. Bigfork (11-1)
3. Townsend (12-1)
4. Colstrip (14-1)
5. Florence (13-1)

Class C

1. Box Elder (14-0)
2. Belt (14-0)
3. Savage (14-0)
4. Harlowton (15-0)
5. Ennis (11-1)


  1. Hah, if Malta and Fairfield aren’t having good years, there aren’t any good teams in the Northern B !!
    Almost no one has even taken the time to watch them play !!

  2. just because you have lost does not mean you are not good. twin is still very good. so ennis and twin will be very hard to beat. they are getting good floor time playing each other. finding real competition

  3. The Box Elder girls will be able to take on all team/classes but they have to believe it and get over there monkey the BELT HUSKIES…. lost to them more our of fear then talent in the past…., This the BEARS get that monkey off their back in a big way…. That include’s Ennis and Twin Brudges