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Class AA basketball play-in schedule set; games tip off as early as Tuesday

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Posted at 10:26 AM, Mar 01, 2021

The Class AA basketball playoff matchups are set.

Great Falls High and Missoula Sentinel won the boys regular-season conference titles in the Eastern AA and Western AA, respectively, after both finished the regular season with 13-1 records. The Bison will host Bozeman Gallatin (2-12) at 6 p.m. Thursday, while the Spartans will host Helena High (0-14) at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

On the girls side, Billings West and Missoula Hellgate won regular-season conference titles. The Golden Bears (13-1) are the East's No. 1 seed and will host Bozeman Gallatin (1-13) at 5 p.m. Thursday. The Knights also finished the regular season at 13-1 to win the West's top seed. Hellgate will host Missoula Big Sky (1-12) at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Winners of the Class AA basketball play-in games will advance to the state tournament, which is scheduled for March 10-13 at Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. The complete Class AA play-in schedule is below and all games will be streamed on the NFHS Network. The schedule is dependent on available officials.

Class AA basketball play-in games

Boys

Eastern AA

Thursday

No. 1 Great Falls High 67, No. 8 Bozeman Gallatin 33
No. 2 Billings Skyview 64, No. 7 Belgrade 35
No. 4 Billings Senior 51, No. 5 Billings West 42

Friday

No. 3 Bozeman High 54, No. 6 Great Falls CMR 39

Western AA

Tuesday

No. 7 Kalispell Glacier 45, No. 2 Missoula Hellgate 43

Wednesday

No. 1 Missoula Sentinel 49, No. 8 Helena High 40

Thursday

No. 3 Helena Capital 50, No. 6 Missoula Big Sky 42
No. 4 Butte 65, No. 5 Kalispell Flathead 55

Girls

Eastern AA

Thursday

No. 1 Billings West 59, No. 8 Bozeman Gallatin 20
No. 2 Bozeman High 43, No. 7 Belgrade 32
No. 3 Billings Skyview 70, No. 6 Great Falls CMR 37
No. 5 Great Falls High 37, No. 4 Billings Senior 35, OT

Western AA

Thursday

No. 1 Missoula Hellgate 53, No. 8 Missoula Big Sky 15
No. 2 Helena Capital 55, No. 7 Kalispell Flathead 38
No. 3 Missoula Sentinel 41, No. 6 Butte 25
No. 4 Kalispell Glacier 50, No. 5 Helena High 34