What was a hope among long-time friends became reality when Jeremiah Cochran of Billings West and Billings Senior’s Quinn Abdallah signed national letters of intent to play basketball next year for Wenatchee Valley Community College in Washington.
The best and brightest of Class AA will descend on Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark this weekend for the combined boys and girls state basketball tournament, which tips off Thursday morning.
BOZEMAN -- Junior guard Jared Samuelson poured in 27 points and Billings West hit the jackpot on Tuesday, holding off Bozeman 60-59 in boys basketball and securing the Eastern AA title and automatic berth to state.
BUTTE -- Billings West's boys beat Butte 69-67 in double overtime on Monday night and can clinch the Eastern AA title and a spot in the state tournament by winning at Bozeman on Tuesday afternoon.
Jared Samuelson poured in a game-high 23 points and Jeremiah Cochran chipped in 17 as Billings West downed Butte 62-53 in Eastern AA boys basketball on Saturday at the Golden Dome.
Too much Jared Samuelson in the beginning and not enough time at the end added up to a tough loss for Billings Skyview on Tuesday night.
Danny Betcher knows how to celebrate a birthday.
If Brendan Howard isn’t the top freshman player in Montana, he’s darn close. Either way, Billings West felt the weight of his impact on Saturday.
MILES CITY -- Danny Betcher scored 12 points, Jeremiah Cochran added 11 points and nine rebounds, and Billings West beat Miles City 63-47 in a non-conference game Friday.
Jeremiah Cochran of West scores during the first half against Skyview on Tuesday.
Jameson Willems of Skyview defends a shot by Jeremiah Cochran of West during the second half Tuesday.
Billings West faced two challenges on Saturday. One from the previously unbeaten Bozeman Hawks, and one from their coach.
The Billings West gym went pitch black for a few minutes at halftime Thursday night as the “High Voltage” dance team did part of its performance in the dark.
With Jared Samuelson, Danny Betcher, Wilson Brott and Jeremiah Cochran on the court, Billings West goes 6-foot-7, 6-8, 6-6 and 6-6 across the board.
Junior guard Jared Samuelson scored 21 points -- including three 3-pointers -- and Billings West rode a hot start to a 63-39 boys basketball victory over visiting Casper (Wyo.) Natrona on Friday night.
The most incredible shot of the day didn’t even count.
Billings West coach Doug Robison likes what he sees on his roster. He’s just not sure exactly what it is yet.
Billings West seniors Angelo Villarreal, Jeremiah Cochran and Christian Kappel preview the Bears' upcoming basketball season.