By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Havre Blue Ponies girls basketball team, coming off a huge weekend of wins, leads the Central A with a 7-1 record.
The Blue Ponies tallied 25 seeding points. The offense notches an average of 53.4 points per game while the Pony defense holds its opponents to 46.9 points defensively.
Offensively, senior Tiffany Shrauger leads the Ponies, averaging 14.5 points per game.
Junior Alyssa Matter, who led the Ponies in scoring against Malta Saturday, averages 13.5 points per game with a 51 percent field goal percentage.
Those points are aided by junior Nikki Baltrusch who has a team-high 63 assists on the season.
Alyssa Matter also leads the Blue Ponies with 58 total rebounds. Matter also leads the team in steals with 17.
Senior Erin Patera leads the team in offensive boards with 24 so far on the season.
Patera and sophomore Jeri Matter each have 49 total boards.
Central A Browning (6-1), to whom Havre handed its first loss Friday, is No. 2 with 19 seeding points.
Browning, on average, holds its opponents to the fewest points with 42.4.
Dillon, who has handed Havre its only loss this season on the opening night of play, also has 19 seeding points and is 6-2 overall, good for a third place spot in the division.
The Beavers average the most points offensively with 62.1.
Tuesday, Class AA Missoula Hellgate travels to Dillon for a cross-class clash.
Thursday, Havre travels to CMR, Anaconda (3-5) plays at Butte High, Browning goes to Class B Cut Bank, Belgrade (3-4) will take on Manhattan and Whitehall will face off against Butte Central (2-6).
Central A Standings
Sept. 27, 1999
W L Seeding Ave O D
Friday, Oct. 1
Livingston at Butte Central, Eureka at Browning, Columbus at Belgrade, Billings Central At Lewistown.
Saturday, Oct. 2
Livingston at Dillon, Big Sky at Anaconda, Lewistown at Browning, Belgrade at Boulder.