BOZEMAN — With wins over Great Falls programs Thursday night, both Bozeman and Gallatin High School remain two of the three teams in Eastern AA still tied for first with a 4-1 conference record.
Bozeman Hawks 65, CMR Rustlers 50
After opening the game on an 18-3 run, Bozeman held onto their 15-point lead to win 65-50.
Luke Smith, a Montana State Football signee, led all scorers with 14 points. Both Quaid Ash and Chapman Wiehardt followed with 10 a piece.
CMR had two scorers finish in double figures: Gus Nunez (14) and Trigg Mapes (11).
Gallatin Raptors 53, Great Falls Bison 41
With less than seven minutes remaining of regulation, Great Falls' Scott Klinker hit a fadeaway jumper at the top of the key to tie the game at 37.
However, Gallatin's Eli Hunter responded with a 7-0 run of his own to pull the Raptors to victory taking down Great Falls 53-41.
Hunter finished with a game-high 27 points and was the only Raptor to finish in double figures. Quinn Clark was the next leading scorer with nine.
Ashton Platt led the Rustlers with 11 points.