By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Havre Blue Ponies, 10-2, are back on the winning track and stand No. 1 in the Central A with 36 seeding points.
The Blue Ponies, after dropping a 42-31 game to the Eastern AA Great Falls Rustlers more than one week ago, dominated the floor last week and knocked off three Class B teams.
Havre downed District 2-B Chinook 49-40 Tuesday, District 1-B Fort Benton 70-43 Friday and District 2-B Glasgow 47-39 Saturday.
A balanced offensive scoring attack has spelled the outcome for the Ponies during the past three games.
Against Chinook, Nikki Baltrusch, Erin Patera and Amy Ranes each tallied 10 points.
At Fort Benton, Patera notched 15 points, Baltrusch and Jeri Matter chipped in 11 each and Alyssa Matter added 10.
Every Blue Pony scored against the Longhorns.
Versus Glasgow, Alyssa Matter had a team-high 12 points, Tiffany Shrauger added 10 and Patera and Jeri Matter chipped in nine and eight points, respectively.
The Browning Indians, 10-1, are No. 2 in the Central A with 31 seeding points. The Indians lone 58-47 loss came at the hands of the Blue Ponies on Sept. 24.
The two will meet at the Blue Pony Corral Oct. 29.
The Browning offense leads all teams in points per game, averaging 60.6.
The Indians also lead the league on the other end, holding their opponents to an average of 41.5 points per game.
The Dillon Beavers, 9-3, are third in the division with 30 seeding points. The Beavers, the only other team to beat the Blue Ponies, downed the Ponies 61-47 in the first game of the season.
Belgrade, 8-4, is fourth in the division, while Lewistown, who fell to Malta 69-58 in a non-conference clash, slipped to fifth place with a 7-5 record.
In Central A action Thursday, Belgrade plays at Anaconda, who is 4-8 overall. Saturday, Havre travels to Lewistown and Dillon plays at Belgrade.
Central A Standings
Oct. 11, 1999
Belgrade at Anaconda
Townsend at Dillon
Livingston at Big Timber
Conrad at Browning
Skyview at Lewistown
Havre at Lewistown
Browning at Shelby
Dillon at Belgrade
Anaconda at Whitehall