By Tiffany L. Rehbein
In a phenomenal year of basketball, the Big Sandy Lady Pioneers hit the century mark for the second time this season with a 110-30 win over District 9-C opponent Hays/Lodgepole last weekend.
The Pioneers put six players in double figures behind the shooting of Katherine Bitz who had a game-high 18 points. Katie Upham poured in 17 points in the contest.
Sasha Ritter notched 16 points, including three 3-pointers. Celeste Darlington had 14 points, and Amy Silvan nailed 13, including two treys.
Jessica Curl hit double digits for the first time this season, adding 10 in the matchup. Tiffany Jamieson, who has been a constant hot-shot from the perimeter, nailed three 3-pointers in the 100-plus effort.
When the two teams met earlier this season, Big Sandy won, 105-25.
Big Sandy is the top-ranked Class C team in the state, according to an Associated Press poll, and stands No. 1 in the District 9-C with a perfect 16-0 overall record.
The Pioneers average 80.25 points per game, while holding their opponents to 35.25 points per game.
Friday, Big Sandy travels to Gildford to meet the second place KouGars.
KG (9-3, 11-5) fell to Big Sandy 58-50 on Oct. 1. The KouGars have been on a two-game skid. Geraldine edged KG for the second time this season 36-34 last week. Then, second-ranked Chester downed the KouGars 44-33 in non-conference action.
KG is led by senior Jen Siefert. She tallied a team-high 12 points against Chester.
Amy Melby has the hot hand from outside, nailing the trey when called upon.
The Box Elder Bears (6-6, 8-8) meet Hays/Lodgepole Friday in conference action. The Bears were edged by Blue Sky 48-45 last week.
Blue Sky (6-7, 9-8) stands in fourth place in the district and plays Rocky Boy tomorrow. Rocky Boy is 2-10 in league play, with its wins coming over Hays/Lodgepole.
The Thunderbirds are 1-13, with their win coming over Turner, a team that is not sporting a varsity club this season.
With little more than one week remaining, the district is peeking for the district tournament that will be held in Havre Nov. 11-13.
Geraldine def. KG
Harlem def. Rocky Boy 84-48
Big Sandy def. Rocky Boy 89-33
Blue Sky def. Box Elder 48-45
Chester def. K-G 44-35
Big Sandy vs K-G at K-G
Blue Sky vs Rocky Boy at Blue Sky
Box Elder vs Hays at Hays
Big Sandy vs Geraldine at Big Sandy
Hays vs Dodson
K-G vs Rocky Boy at Rocky Boy