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A SUMMARY OF MONTANA PREP SPORTS 2013-2014 By Corey Loyec sports@msubretortorg Am lthough not everyone that goes to MSUB is from ontana, a majority of us are, and in Montana, high school sports are generally the life of the small town. Many times, life simply revolves around sports. So, for those of you that have been too busy with your college life to keep up with your high school alma mater's sports teams, here's a rundown of the high school sports championships in basketball, football, and volleyball (the sports with the most participants in Montana) that have been completed thus far in Montana. Look for your hometown team, or maybe even just brush up on all the other small towns around Montana:Other sports have been wrapped up around Montana as well, and some are soon to follow. Complete lists of all Montana High School Association (MHSA) events and their results can be found at http://www.mhsa.org/. State Basketball Results Class AA Boys: Helena Capitol (51) over Missoula Hellgate (47) Class AA Girls: Missoula Sentinel (48) over Billings West (30) in OT Class A Boys: Columbia Falls (56) over Beaverhead Co. (47) Class A Girls: Havre (52) over Hamilton (43) Class B Boys: Bigfork (71) over Co- lumbus (62) Class B Girls: Fairfield (60) over Malta (55) Class C Boys: Box Elder (74) over Westby-Grenora (54) Class C Girls: Belt (63) over Hins- dale (18) State Football Results Class AA Boys: Bozeman (24) over Glacier (Kalispell) (14) Class A Boys: Beaverhead Co. (25) over Billings Central (13) Class B Boys: Loyola Sacred Heart (30) over Baker/Plevna (13) Class C Boys (8-Man): Superior ( 1 4) over Fairview (12) Class C Boys (6-Man): Hot Springs (77) over Big Sandy (0) State Volleyball Results Class AA Girls: Billings Senior over Billings Skyview (in 3 sets) Class A Girls: Corvalis over Fergus (in 3 sets) Class B Girls: Huntley Project over Forsyth (in 4 sets) Class C Girls: Gardiner over Belt (in 1 + sets) Sorts Basketball cont. Again, narrowly escaping, UConn, went head to head against Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Michigan State, although a 4 seed, were picked by many to win the tournament. UConn would not be stopped. Living up to their nickname, the Huskies fought and clawed their way past Michigan State to move on and face the No. 1 overall seed—and highly favored—Florida Gators. Surprisingly, this was the Huskies' largest win of the tournament, beating Florida by 10 to move on to the NCAA Championship— the program's 4th overall. Then, UConn met Kentucky (a #8 seed), in what was the championship game with the lowest combined seeds in history (although Kentucky arguably should have been seed much higher). The UConn women's basketball team had a much different story all year long. Following a championship last season, and chasing Baylor's 40-0 championship- winning season (just a couple years ago), UConn simply dominated all season long, averaging winning by more than 30 points per game. They easily cruised to the championship game, where they had their work cut out for them. Unlike in the men's bracket (the lowest overall seeds ever), the women's championship was a matchup of powerhouse No. 1 seeds, both undefeated: UConn (40- 0) and Notre Dame (37-0). And, while the men battled a close game, the women had no such trouble, cruising to a 221-point victory. The championship was the program's 9th overall— an NCAA Women's record. It was Head Coach Geno Auriemma's 9th championship victory in 20 seasons, meaning Geno has won the championship an unprecedented 45% of the time! Between the men and women, UConn college basketball is an incredible 13-0 in NCAA Championship games. Also, UConn is the only program to ever win both the Men's and Women's Championships in the same seasons (they also did it in 2004). Both programs consistently recruit well; with names like Richard Hamilton, Emeka Okafor, Kemba Walker, and now Shabazz Napier cycling through the men's program, and names like Rebecca Lobo, Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, and now Breanna Stewart cycling through the women's program, it is clear that UConn is doing something right when it comes to recruiting. But who wouldn't want to play for these programs? Both are consistent winners, are highly talented, with players constantly being drafted into professional leagues, and both have coaches that players love to play for. 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