LOCAL SPORTS – “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”

 

(UNDATED) – IT WAS ONE OF THOSE WEEKS WHERE TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS ARE STARTING TO HIT THEIR PEAKS IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE BASKETBALL SEASON.   THAT MAKES SELECTION OF OUR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK A BIT MORE DIFFICULT.

THERE WERE NO LESS THAN 3 NOMINATIONS, BUT AFTER LOOKING AT THE DETAILS, THE NOD GOES TO SHELBY SR. T.J. REYNOLDS.  T.J. HAS PLAYED STRONG FOR THE COYOTES ALL SEASON LONG, BUT HE STEPPED IT UP A NOTCH FURTHER LAST FRI. NIGHT IN THE WIN OVER CURRENT LEAGUE LEADER ROCKY BOY, IN ROCKY BOY.

THE NUMBERS INCLUDED 36 POINTS, AMONG HIS CAREER BEST, AND MAYBE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT AGAINST A PHYSICAL AND BIG ROCKY FRONT LINE, 21 REBOUNDS.   SHELBY GOT THE WIN AND HANDED ROCKY BOY THEIR FIRST CONFERENCE LOSS OF THE SEASON.

IN THE COYOTES PREVIOUS WIN LAST WEEK, TJ SCORED 17 POINTS, HAD 10 REBOUNDS AND 7 ASSISTS IN A WIN OVER CONRAD.

ALSO NOMINATED THIS WEEK, CUT BANK SOPHOMORE DEVIN GOBERT, WHO ON ANY OTHER WEEK PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE PICK WITH HIS (8) THREE-POINTERS AND 28 POINTS TOTAL IN CUT BANK’S WIN OVER CONRAD.   DEVIN IS CONTINUALLY ADDING NEEDED SCORING TO THE CUT BANK LINEUP AND ON SATURDAY HE CAME OUT ON FIRE, HITTING (5) OF THOSE 3’S IN THE FIRST QUARTER.  IN ALL DEVIN WAS 8-10 IN THREE POINT ATTEMPTS AND HE HAD ALSO SCORED 22 AGAINST FAIRFIELD THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.

AND THE FINAL NOMINATION FOR RILEY SPOONHUNTER FROM UNDEFEATED HEART BUTTE. SPOONHUNTER HIT FOR 25 POINTS SAT. AGAINST VALIER AND 25 MORE AGAINST G.F. CENTRAL ON MONDAY.

OUR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS FRESHMAN LAUREN PHILLIPS OF CONRAD .  LAUREN HAD A CAREER HIGH 19 POINTS IN A WIN OVER CUT BANK AND WAS ALSO IN DOUBLE DIGITS ON REBOUNDS.    SCORING WISE SHE DID IT FROM ALL SPOTS ON THE FLOOR.   SHE HAD (1) 3-POINT FIELD GOAL, (5) TWO-POINT GOALS AND WENT 6-10 FROM THE FREE THROW LINE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96 – BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK, SR. TJ REYNOLDS OF SHELBY AND FRESHMAN LAUREN PHILLIPS OF CONRAD.  THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDONALD’S IN CUT BANK.  McDONALD’S HONORS OUR ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS EACH.