Poplar's Imani Bighorn rises above the Three Forks defense for a shot in the first round of the Class B state girls basketball tournament at Missoula. (SLIM KIMMEL/MTN Sports)

Poplar, which advanced to the State B girls basketball tournament, leads the District 2B all-conference and all-state selections.

Indians Imani Bighorn and Alleen Russell were both awarded all-state honors, and Chloe Shields was named to the all-conference second team. Harlem’s L’Tia Lawrence was named to the all-state team, while Skylee Dirden earned all-conference recogntion. Wolf Point’s Brenna Kurokawa and Semarah Wells rounded out the District 2B first team.

On the boys side, Malta’s Taylor Matthews, Glasgow’s Cade Myrick and Poplar’s Damon Sadler earned all-state honors. Brady Cichosz of Harlem, Kenny Smoker of Poplar and Joseph Williamson completed the all-conference first team.

District 2B’s complete all-conference and all-state honorees are below.

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Boys Basketball

* Indicates all-state

First team

Brad Cichosz, so., Harlem
Taylor Matthews, sr., Malta*
Cade Myrick, jr., Glasgow*
Damon Sadler, sr., Poplar*
Kenny Smoker, jr., Poplar
Joseph Williamson, jr., Wolf Point

Second team

Darrell Joe, jr., Poplar
Konner Kuehn, sr., Malta
Bryce Legare, sr., Glasgow
Wynn Main, jr., Poplar
Nick Page, so., Wolf Point
Kobe Sibley, so., Glasgow

Girls Basketball

* Indicates all-state

First team

Imani Bighorn, jr., Poplar*
Skylee Dirden, jr., Harlem
Brenna Kurokawa, sr., Wolf Point
L’Tia Lawrence, so., Harlem*
Alleen Russell, sr., Poplar*
Semarah Wells, jr., Wolf Point

Second team

Mary Bighorn, jr., Wolf Point
Kelbee Denham, so., Malta
Keely Fossum, so., Glasgow
Abby Juve, sr., Wolf Point
Chloe Shields, so., Poplar
Mystic Striker, sr., Harlem


  1. It’s a shame there was never any in depth coverage of this truly great Poplar Girls team !? Playing early in the morning at State, very few saw them in action and, according to the Three Forks coach, easily there toughest opponent of the year, so, obviously to those who do pay attention, one of the top 2 or 3 teams in Class B and, in my opinion, top 10-12 in the State !! Would have been a great year for the old Big 32 for Girls 😁😉