(SHELBY) – FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE LONG HISTORY OF THIS PROGRAM WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT HONORING KSEN/K96 –BOZEMAN TROPHY CO-ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

THE SHELBY DUO OF AARON WHITE AND T.J. REYNOLDS LED A GREAT TEAM TO A 2ND PLACE FINISH AT LAST WEEK’S STATE TOURNAMENT AND ALONG THE WAY SET SCHOOL RECORDS THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

IN THE THREE GAMES AT THE STATE B TOURNAMENT, WHITE, A SR. AVERAGED 20-POINTS A GAME WITH 5 REBOUNDS AND 5 ASSISTS.   HE ALSO SHOT 87-PERCENT FROM THE FREE THROW LINE.  HE HOLDS THE SHELBY SCHOOL RECORD IN THAT CATEGORY, HAVING SHOT BETTER THAN 85-PERCENT AS A JR.    IN THE FRIDAY NIGHT SEMI-FINAL WIN OVER LODGE GRASS, AARON HAD 7 ASSISTS AND 6 REBOUNDS, ALONG WITH 24 POINTS.   IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, 13 OF HIS 15 POINTS CAME IN THE 4TH QTR.

SHELBY ALSO SET A SCHOOL RECORD WITH JUST 2 TURNOVERS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND AS THE POINT GUARD AND MAIN BALL HANDLER, WHITE WAS A BIG FACTOR IN THAT NUMBER.  HE ALSO PLAYED ALL 32 MINUTES OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

THE NUMBERS FOR FORWARD, 6-6 SR. T.J. REYNOLDS ARE EQUALLY AS IMPRESSIVE.   T.J. AVERAGED 22 POINTS , 12 REBOUNDS AND 2 BLOCKED SHOTS PER GAME IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT.  HE HIT 67-PERCENT OF HIS FREE THROW ATTEMPTS.    T.J. SCORED A LOT OF POINTS BUT HE BECAME DOMINANT ON THE BOARDS, NOT ONLY IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT BUT DURING THE REGULAR SEASON AND IN THE DISTRICT AND DIVISIONAL TOURNAMENTS.

IN A WIN OVER ROCKY BOY DURING THE REGULAR SEASON T.J. HAULED DOWN 21 REBOUNDS, BREAKING THE RECORD OF ANOTHER GREAT SHELBY PLAYER, MATT SEIDENSTICKER, IN 1995.   HE HAD 15 REBOUNDS IN THE FIRST TWO GAMES AGAINST COLSTRIP AND LODGE GRASS, ALONG WITH 28 POINTS AND THEN 9 AGAINST BIG FORK.

BOTH WHITE AND REYNOLDS WILL CONTINUE THEIR CAREERS AT DICKINSON ST. IN N. DAKOTA AND M-S-U NORTHERN IN HAVRE RESPECTIVELY.    THEY’RE TWO EXCEPTIONAL PLAYERS WHO LED AN EXCEPTIONAL TEAM TO TWO STRAIGHT STATE TOURNAMENTS WITH A 2ND AND 3RD PLACE FINISH.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK, SR. AARON WHITE OF SHELBY AND T.J. REYNOLDS OF SHELBY.   THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDONALD’S IN CUT BANK.  McDONALD’S HONORS OUR ATHLETE’S WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS EACH.