Jared Samuelson of Billings West and Kendal Manuel of Billings Skyview were named to USA Today’s 2013-14 All-USA Montana boys basketball team.
Oliver Carr, Bozeman’s prominent 6-foot-6 post, never played in a state tournament in his high school career. Of this he says, “It was really disappointing. But those high school years of basketball were some of my favorite times.”
Oliver Carr scored 23 points to help lead the Montana all-stars past Wyoming 105-103.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- Perimeter shooting kept Wyoming in the game, but the Montana All-Stars, Oliver Carr in particular, were too strong.
Billings Senior's Kooper Kidgell, who was the highest-scoring AA basketball player in the state last season, signed a letter of intent to play next season for Montana Western of the NAIA Frontier Conference.
Jill Barta of the four-time undefeated champion Fairfield girls team will headline the Montana squad for the 39th annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star Basketball Series in June.
Kendal Manuel is a man of his word.
Billings Senior overcame a 10-point second-half deficit Tuesday afternoon to claim a 72-69 win over Great Falls CMR in the Eastern AA boys basketball regular-season finale for both teams at the Senior gym.
LAUREL -- Taylor Maida scored 22 points and Laurel closed the regular season with a 75-66 home victory over Class AA Billings Senior on Saturday.
Jorey Egeland scored a career-high 30 points and Kooper Kidgell added 26 Friday night to lead Billings Senior to a 77-71 win over Butte in Eastern AA boys basketball at the Broncs' gym.
Bozeman erased a 14-point halftime deficit in the opening minutes of the third quarter Saturday, then pulled away for a 75-65 win over Billings Senior in Eastern AA boys basketball at the Senior gym.
Joe Zimmer hit a game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer to help Billings Senior beat Billings Skyview 53-50.
It was Kooper Kidgell’s night, but in the end it was Joe Zimmer’s moment.
With the new Class AA basketball stats out, Mike Scherting shared some numbers that caught his eye on the girls’ side. Here are some of the eye-popping stats for the boys.
GREAT FALLS — Kooper Kidgell had 18 points, Nickos Vlahos added 13 and Billings Senior won a key Eastern AA road game 66-60 at Great Falls CMR on Friday.
MILES CITY -- Senior guard Kooper Kidgell scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds on Friday night in guiding Billings Senior to a 63-57 conquest over Miles City in boys basketball.
Kooper Kidgell of Senior drives into the lane against Skyview’s Kendal Manuel during the second half of their game Thursday.
BOZEMAN — Kooper Kidgell poured in 28 points and Jorey Egeland added 21 as Billings Senior knocked off Bozeman in overtime on Saturday, 73-67.
Zac Allen scored 22 points and Taylor Maida added 14 as Laurel led from start to finish on its way to a 62-43 win over Class AA Billings Senior on Saturday night at the Senior High gym.
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.