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Helena High runs past Kalispell Flathead behind Hilborn’s 18

Posted at 6:13 PM, Jan 13, 2018

HELENA – Kamden Hilborn scored a game-high 18 points and had seven steals, five rebounds and four assists as No. 1 Helena High ran away from Kalispell Flathead 63-22 on Saturday. The Lady Bengals remained unbeaten on the year.

Hilborn, the multi-sport star, drilled seven of 14 shots, including a 3-5 performance from the 3-point line, to pace the Helena High offense. Jamie Pickens added another double-double, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the defending champion Lady Bengals.

Helena jumped out to a 24-3 lead after the opening quarter, setting the tone in their second league game of the season. Eric Peterson’s squad earned a hard-fought win over Kalispell Glacier on Friday night.

“It was a good weekend for us. The girls are working hard and I’m proud how they responded (Saturday) after a battle (Friday) night,” said Peterson. “We protected our home floor and hit our goal of being 2-0 for the weekend.”

Helena High improved to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the Western AA. The Lady Bengals are tied with crosstown rival Helena Capital at the top of the league standings.

Flathead, which was paced by Taylor Henley’s six points, fell to 1-7, 0-2.