The spring sports season is under way, but there was still basketball to be played on the Hi-Line last week.
Last Thursday in Rudyard, the annual Senior Classic, hosted by North Star High School was played. The games feature senior talent from around the Hi-Line, including District 9C and 10C stars.
In the girls game, the Dark Team, led by North Star's Bridjour Han edged the Light Team 40-38. Han scored 16 points and was named the game's MVP. Angie Christiaens of Sunburst added 11 points and Mariah Gullickson of Big Sandy scored nine. The Light Team was led by Big Sandy's Hannah Williams with 14 points and Chinook's Ashley Bower with nine.
In the boys game, the Dark Team beat the Light Team 74-60 as Chinook's Taylor Erskine earned MVP honors. Erskine scored 16 points, while Turner's Travis Daniels led with 19. The Light Team got 19 points from Chester/J-I's Brandon Graff while Chinook's Lane Schmitt added 13 and C/J-I's Bryant Ceynar scored 10.
Schmitt also won the boys 3-point shooting competition, while the girls event was captured by C/J-I's Kylie Richter.
Senior Classic Girls
Light Team 10 5 10 13 — 38
Dark Team 14 10 7 9 — 40
Light Team — Hannah Williams Big Sandy 14 Ashley Bowers Chinook 9 Shelby Lipp North Star 5 Mackenzie Jenkins Big Sandy 3 Kali Twedt North Star 3 Megan Parker Box Elder 2 Tande Smith North Star 2
Dark Team — Bridjour Han North Star 16 Angie Christiaens Sunburst 11 Mariha Gullickson Big Sandy 9 Jordan Spicher North Star 4 Nicole Fleisher Sunburst 0 Kylie Richter C-J-I Hi-Line 0.
Senior Classic Boys
Light Team 13 9 20 18 — 60
Dark Team 9 14 22 29 — 74
Light Team — Brandon Graff C-J-I Hi-Line 19 Lane Schmitt Chinook 13 Bryant Ceynar C-J-I Hi-Line 10 Irvin Big Knife Box Elder 8 Connor Kline North Star 6 Ryne Tyler C-J-I Hi-Line 2 Jan Ehm Turner 2
Dark Team — Travis Daniels Turner 19 Taylor Erskine Chinook 16 Warren Parisian Box Elder 14 Chris Haider Chinook 13 Grant Lakey C-J-I Hi-Line 6 Ceddy Pogue C-J-I Hi-Line 6 Zach Anderson North Star 0 Paul McClendon North Star 0.