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MTN power rankings: High school girls basketball

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Posted at 10:00 AM, Jan 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-31 18:06:28-05

MTN Sports power rankings

Girls basketball

Jan. 30, 2023

CLASS AA

1, Billings West (9-1)

2, Bozeman Gallatin (8-2)

3, Helena Capital (8-2)

4, Kalispell Flathead (8-3)

5, Helena (7-3)

Around Class AA: Billings West has brought some stability to the No. 1 spot, it seems, with eight consecutive victories. The Golden Bears hold steady this week in the top spot. Kalispell Flathead has cracked the rankings at No. 4 with three wins in a row, including a victory over Missoula Hellgate, which knocked the Knights out of the top five. Missoula Sentinel dropped two games last week and has also slipped out of the poll. Helena, meanwhile, has climbed back in at No. 5.

CLASS A

1, Dillon (14-0)

2, Browning (14-0)

3, Billings Central (9-2)

4, Havre (9-4)

5, Laurel (10-2)

Around Class A: No. 1 Dillon and No. 2 Browning continue to roll along — and continue to stand tall atop the rankings. No. 3 Billings Central lost to Class AA's No. 1 (Billings West) but got back on track with a win over previous No. 5 Hardin. Laurel had a game against Lewistown postponed and also lost to Miles City to fall one spot to No. 5. And look who is back among the ranked: two-time defending state champ Havre. With four straight wins, the Blue Ponies check in at No. 4, though they have a tough one Friday at Miles City, which is knocking on the door.

CLASS B

1, Bigfork (14-0)

2, Big Timber (12-1)

3, Huntley Project (12-1)

4, Thompson Falls (10-1)

5, Malta (11-2)

6, Baker (11-2)

7, Anaconda (10-2)

8, Manhattan (9-3)

9, Shepherd (10-4)

10, Jefferson (11-4)

Around Class B: No. 1 Bigfork had another dominant week and still hasn't been challenged by anyone this season. Huntley Project has found its groove again after a setback to Red Lodge, and has climbed back up to No. 3. The Red Devils and Rams, who are barely on the outside of the rankings, have a rematch on Monday night. Shepherd, on the strength of a five-game winning streak, is back in the rankings at No. 9. Meanwhile, freshman Madison O'Connor continues to turn heads for No. 6 Baker. You can read MTN's recent profile on O'Connor here.

CLASS C

1, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale (14-0)

2, Roy-Winifred (12-1)

3, Twin Bridges (14-1)

4, Chinook (14-0)

5, Plentywood (13-0)

6, Melstone (13-1)

7, Roberts (13-1)

8, Ekalaka (12-1)

9, Manhattan Christian (13-2)

10, Seeley-Swan (12-1)

Around Class C: Twin Bridges and Manhattan Christian squared off in a heavyweight fight in District 11-12C, and Twin came away with a 41-31 win to solidify its No. 3 ranking. The Eagles, who had previously lost to Ennis, fell three spots to No. 9. Drummond saw its 12-game winning streak halted by Seeley-Swan, and the Blackhawks have traded places with the Trojans at No. 5. Otherwise, everyone in the top 10 from last week added to their respective win totals.

For updated girls basketball standings, click here.