BOZEMAN – Senior superstar Jill Barta scored 41 points, including a dramatic 3-pointer to force the second extra session, as Fairfield defeated Malta 60-55 Saturday night in the championship game of the State B girls’ basketball tournament.
It was the 104th consecutive victory for Fairfield, which has won the last four State B championships.
Fairfield’s seniors, including the 6-4 Barta, who is bound for Gonzaga’s program, never lost a high school game. Barta also had 18 rebounds.
Malta, which had just one senior on its roster this season, lost only twice all year — both times to Fairfield.