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Montana continued its dominance of Wyoming in the annual all-star basketball series Friday, winning both games in Sheridan.

In the girls game, Montana held on for a 69-68 victory while the boys team pulled away in the second half for a 93-78 win.

The Montana girls used a 19-2 first-quarter run to take the lead for good. Wyoming closed the game on a 17-6 run but couldn’t overcome its early deficit.

Gillette graduate Kalina Smith, who was named Miss Wyoming Basketball, led the way with 13 points. Worland’s Lyndzi Rich added 12 and Cheyenne East’s Jessie Erickson pitched in 11.

The boys game was tied at 25-all after one quarter, but Montana outscored Wyoming 24-17 in the second quarter on the way to winning its 11th consecutive game in the series.

Eric Jamerman (Douglas) had a game-high 21 points for Wyoming, with Kelby Kramer (Rock Springs) adding 15 and Manny N’Tula (Kelly Walsh) 13.

Pine Bluffs’ Hunter Thompson, who was unable to play because of a foot injury, was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball.

The teams play again Saturday in Billings.

Montana 69, Wyoming 68


Montana 22 19 14 14 69

Wyoming 10 21 13 24 68

Wyoming: Kalina Smith 13, Lyndzi Rich 12, Jessie Erickson 11, Abby Fearneyhough 9, Katie Loken 8, Macie Mackey 6, Ashley Tehau 4, Maggie Justinak 3, Cosette Stellern 2.

Montana 93, Wyoming 78


Montana 26 24 24 19 93

Wyoming 26 17 20 15 78

Wyoming: Eric Jamerman 21, Kelby Kramer 15, Manny N’Tula 13, Buell Robinson 9, Cameron Carter 6, Trevor Hautala 5, Jaxon Hiatt 5, Kylan Shultz 3, Cody Baumstarck 2.


Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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