HELENA -- To round out their first seven games of the Western AA season, the Helena Capital girls picked up a win over the Kalispell Glacier Wolfpack, 48-40; while the Helena High Bengals downed the Flathead Bravettes, 46-41.
At Capital, the matchup between the Bruins and Wolfpack featured some major shifts in momentum. The Bruins led 17-12 after the first quarter, but in the second quarter struggled to get anything to fall. Pairing that with some solid defense and offense by the Wolfpack, Glacier went on a 9-2 run to end the first half and took a 21-19 lead to the break.
Emma Anderson led the way for Glacier with 14 points.
Coming out of the locker room in the second half, the Bruins returned the favor. Capital scored 14 points in the third, while holding Glacier to none, giving the Bruins a 33-21 lead to enter the final frame of the game. The Wolfpack rebounded with 19 points to Capital's 14 in the fourth, but the deficit was too much to make up as the Bruins nabbed the victory.
Dani Bartsch led the Bruins with 16 points, while Mara McGinley added 14, going 4-8 from three-point range.
At Helena High, the matchup between the Bengals and the Bravettes was a tale of two halves. After two quarters of play, both teams combined for 27 points, with the Bengals leading 15-12.
In the second half, both teams found their rhythm's, and fortunately for their Bengals, their rhythm lead them to victory.
Kylie Lantz led the Bengals with 12 points, but the Bengals spread the ball around a ton on Saturday with nine players logging points in the win.
Akilah Kubi and Molly Winters posted double-digit points for Flathead with 10.