MISSOULA -- Both Missoula Sentinel High basketball teams improved to 8-1 on Friday evening with victories over crosstown rival Missoula Big Sky.
The girls won the first game 58-21 while the boys took the victory 81-61.
Lexi Deden led the way for Sentinel (8-1, 4-1) as she scored 10 first-quarter points en route to leading everyone with 16. Brooke Stayner added 14 points, all in the first half, as Sentinel raced to a 27-5 lead in the opening quarter and never let off the gas.
Erin Murphy led Big Sky (0-10, 0-6) with seven points.
In the boys game, Sentinel struck quick and often as Tony Frohlich-Fair scored 24 points and Alex Germer tallied 18 as the Spartans went into halftime up 45-19. Frohlich-Fair had 18 of his points in the first half as he got to the basket with ease while Germer took over in the third quarter as Sentinel put the game away. Senior Jamie Jacobsen added nine points for the Spartans (8-1, 4-1).
Kade Olson led Big Sky (0-10, 0-6) with 15 points.
Both Sentinel teams will next take the court next Friday in the much-anticipated crosstown matchup with Hellgate at Dahlberg Arena. The Hellgate boys are 8-0 and 4-0 in the Western AA while the Knights' girls are 7-1 and 3-1.