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2021 Havre Daily All Hi-Line Girls Team

 

Last updated 3/22/2021 at 7:51am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High junior Sadie Filius is now a three-time member of the Havre Daily News All Hi-Line Girls Team. She's also a three-time Class A All-State performer for the state champion Blue Ponies.

The season was shorter. There was a global pandemic going on. We saw masks on benches, on coaches and on referees, and we saw gyms with fewer fans, sometimes no fans and even more strange things this past girls basketball season.

However, when it came to hoops on the Hi-Line, we still saw plenty of normal - as in, girls basketball is really good around these parts. With a pair of local state championships and all kinds of star-studded play, girls basketball in 2021 didn't disappoint, and the 2021 Havre Daily News All Hi-Line Girls Team reflects that.

Half of the 14 players voted to this year's team are repeat performers, while the team is composed of five seniors, four juniors, four sophomores and one freshman. All three classifications are also represented on the squad.

Aspen Giese, Fort Benton

Giese is the latest four-time All Hi-lIne selection. And she saved her best for last. The MSU-Billings signee averaged 18 points per game for the state champion Longhorns on her way to Class C All-State honors yet again. In her incredible career, Giese averaged double figures all four seasons, while she was part of three 9C championship teams, a Northern C winner and Fort Benton's first-ever chipper in girls basketball.

Sadie Filius, Havre

Filius is on her way to being a four-time All Hi-Line selection. More importantly though, the three-time All-State junior is now a two-time state champion for the Blue Ponies and head coach Dustin Kraske. Filius averaged 12 points per game for the Ponies this season and is one of the best defenders in high school hoops. She'll also be considered one of the top seniors in all of Montana next season.


Shyan Krass, Turner

Recently committed to Montana State University-Northern, Krass makes her second appearance on the team. She averaged a double-double for the Tornadoes this past season, and nearly did so for her entire career, which spanned five varsity seasons. Krass is also a two-time Class C All-State selection and a four-time District 9C All-Conference performer.

Jade Wendland, North Star

Making her second straight appearance on the All Hi-Line Team, Wendland had a huge season for North Star. Not only did she average nearly 20 points per night, but she helped the Knights to their first-ever 9C crown, and a trip to the Northern C, where they came within one win of making the state tourney. Wendland also earned Class C honors for the second straight season.


Loy Waid, Havre

Waid makes the All Hi-Line Team for the second time, and has now been a part of three Class A state titles for head coach Dustin Kraske. The fine all-around athlete also earned All-State honors in her senior season after she averaged seven points and six rebounds per game.

Kyla Momberg, Box Elder

Had she not moved for a year, Momberg would have been a three-time member of the team already. However, the Box Elder star made it for the second time, after spending her sophomore season in Spokane. Momberg averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game in helping the Bears back to the Northern C this past season. She also earned All-State honors for the second time in her brilliant career.

Taya Trottier, Harlem

Trottier makes the All Hi-Line Team for the second year in a row. She is also the second player on this list to have signed with the Skylights. Trottier, who will be a senior for Harlem next season, averaged 21 points per night on her way to Class B All-State honors.


Yelena Miller, Havre

Miller made a big splash in her sophomore campaign for the Ponies. She ended up leading Havre in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14 points and five rebounds per night for the state champion Ponies. Miller came up even bigger in the postseason, and to cap it all of, she wound up earning All-State honors in hoops, to go along with volleyball last fall.

Laynie Sattoriva, North Star

The second North Star player to make the list, Sattoriva had a breakout sophomore season, averaging double figures for the 9C champion Knights. Already a two-year starter for North Star, Sattoriva also earned All-State honors.

Angela Gopher, Box Elder

Gopher and Momberg made quite the dynamic due for a young Box Elder team this past season. On her own, though, Gopher averaged nearly 15 points per game and had some huge nights for the Bears, who should be a bigtime favorite in Class C next winter.

Kylie Walker, Havre

A senior, Walker is making her first appearance on the team, and it's well deserved. The leader and point guard of the Blue Ponies this season, Walker averaged seven points a game, was a top three-point shooter and led HHS in assists on her way to All-State honors, and her third state championship.


Maci Molinario, Fort Benton

Molinario was a steady leader for the state champion Longhorns. The three-sport standout averaged close to 10 points and six rebounds per game and was a deadly 3-point shooter on her way to All-State honors.

Avery Carlson, Havre

It's unusual for a team to have all five starters on the All Hi-Line Team, but the Ponies were that good this winter. And Carlson, who makes her first appearance on the squad, was really good, too. She was an excellent defender, while averaging five points and four rebounds to go with 38 steals on the season. She also was selected Northeast A All-Conference for the first time.

Hallie Neibauer, Chinook

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Aspen Giese is the latest four-time All Hi-Line Girls selection.

What All Hi-Line Team would be complete without a breakout freshman. And Neibauer is that one. The Sugarbeeter, who had both an older sister and an older brother once make the All Hi-Line Team, scored in double figures all season long for Chinook, while earning District 9C All-Conference accolades.

Editor's Note: The All Hi-Line Team is selected from votes by available area head coaches, as well as the Havre Daily News Sports Staff. The list does not reflect the opinion of any single individual. The 2021 All Hi-Line Boys Team will be published in the Tuesday, March 30, HDN.

 
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