MISSOULA -- The third year of the Western AA divisional basketball tournaments tipped off Thursday morning at Missoula Sentinel High School with first-round action.
A total of four games on the girls side and four games on the boys side were played throughout the day.
In the girls bracket, the No. 1-seeded Helena Capital Bruins cruised past the Missoula Big Sky Eagles to move on to the semifinal round. The Missoula Hellgate boys also came out rolling, as expected, moving past the Big Sky boys to head to the semifinals on Friday afternoon.
Here are the current scores from the first round:
Helena Capital Bruins 46, Missoula Big Sky Eagles 20
Kalispell Glacier Wolfpack 52, Helena High Bengals 49
Missoula Sentinel Spartans 64, Butte Bulldogs 50
Missoula Hellgate Knights 54, Kalispell Flathead Bravettes 28
Missoula Hellgate Knights 70, Missoula Big Sky Eagles 41
Kalispell Glacier Wolfpack 42, Helena High Bengals 35
Missoula Sentinel Spartans 65, Butte Bulldogs 48
Helena Capital Bruins 74, Kalispell Flathead Braves 40