Athlete of the Week
KSEN/K96—Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week both came out of last weekend’s biggest game on the winning end.
With 1st place on the line in the Shelby-Fairfield girls game there were numerous big plays in the back and forth affair, but when it came to earning the top spot in the 1B District, our Athlete of the Week nailed it down. Shelby Jr. Maddison Underdal’s two free throws that gave Shelby a 6-point win was exactly the number of points The Lady Coyotes needed to take over 1st place.
The game, of course, may have already been decided by then, but Underdal was also big in that aspect. Maddison shared scoring honors with Sr. Bailey Johnson at 9 each in a very balanced attack and a great team effort. She pulled down 7-rebounds in that game and averaged 6.5 for two games over the weekend. Underdal had more offensive rebounds than defensive and Coach Ryan McDermott noted that she is nearly always double teamed on the offensive end. She also had two deflections in the Fairfield game and in general played very tough defense.
Also nominated this week Tatum Hull of CJI who had 19-points, 3 assists and 8 rebounds in a Lady Hawks win over Chinook.
In the Browning game earlier in the week, Underdal led the team with 21 points and 6 rebounds as Shelby came back strong in the 4th quarter of that game but lost by 4.
Male Athlete of the Week honors go to one of the best players you’ll find anywhere in Fairfield Sr. Keeley Bake. He not only puts up the numbers, but when you watch him play it seems that he has that rare ability to make happen exactly what needs to happen, with a pre-determined plan in mind.
In the Fairfield win over Shelby, Bake led all scorers with 24 points that included 11-15 from the free throw line and a number of those down the stretch with the game on the line. He had 19 in Fairfield’s other win for the week, a runaway win over G.F. Central.
Congratulations to our KSEN/K96—Bozeman Trophy Athlete’s of the Week, Jr. Maddison Underdal of Shelby and Sr. Keeley Bake of Fairfield. 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.