LOCAL SPORTS – “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”
(UNDATED)—THE STARS COME OUT WHEN THE TOURNAMENTS ROLL AROUND AND THAT CERTAINLY WAS TRUE LAST WEEKEND WITH THE PERFORMANCES BY OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK.
OUR CHOICE FOR THE FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WAS A TOUGH ONE BECAUSE THERE WAS THAT SHOT, FROM ABOUT 40-FEET, WITH TIME RUNNING OUT, BY CONRAD SO. LAUREN PHILLIPS THAT BANKED OFF THE GLASS AND IN FOR THE WIN.  IT GAVE CONRAD A TRIP TO THE DIVISIONAL TOURNAMENT AND IT WAS HUGE.
BUT FOR THE OVERALL TOURNAMENT, WE GIVE THE NOD TO PHILLIPS’ TEAMMATE, 6-3 SOPHOMORE ALISON HARRIS WHO PLAYED THE BEST BASKETBALL OF HER YOUNG CAREER.  SHE WAS NOT ONLY REBOUNDING, DISHING OUT ASSISTS AND SCORING BUT ALSO SEEMED TO BE CONTROLLING THE CONRAD OFFENSE AND HANDLING THE BALL ON THE PERIMETER.
CONRAD HEAD COACH CALLIE UTTERBACK SAYS HARRIS “HAS REALLY COME ALONG WAYS, AND IN THIS TOURNAMENT SHE WAS THE “TOTAL PACKAGE.”
IN THAT KEY LOSER OUT GAME, HARRIS LED CONRAD IN SCORING WITH 14 POINTS.  IN THE OPENING ROUND LOSS TO CHOTEAU SHE LED THE TEAM WITH 8 POINTS AND 12 REBOUNDS.
IN REGARDS TO THAT SHOT, UTTERBACK TOLD US THE WHOLE TEAM MAY HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME HELP FROM A HIGHER POWER.
Q: “believe it”………………………News Audio………………Callie Utterback 2-20-19
AND IN REGARDS TO THE TOURNAMENT OVEALL FROM A TEAM THAT WON ONLY 4 GAMES DURING THE REGULAR SEASON….WHAT WAS THE KEY?
Q: “right time.”…………………….News audio…………………….Callie Utterback 2-20-19
AND ON TO DIVISIONALS THEY GO!
OUR MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WASN’T MAYBE QUITE AS DRAMATIC BUT CERTAINLY MADE HIS PRESENCE KNOWN AND WAS A DIFFERENCE MAKER IN HEART BUTTE’S DISTRICT 10C CHAMPIONSHIP.
SR. WENDELL MAIN ON THE OVERALL LED THE WARRIORS IN SCORING WITH 21 AGAINST SUNBURST IN THE SEMIFINALS AND 19 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OVER G.F. CENTRAL.
BUT IT WASN’T JUST THE SCORING!  THOSE WHO COVERED THE TOURNAMENT SAY MAIN WAS A HUGE FACTOR ON THE BOARDS AND WITH DEFENSIVE STEALS.    IN FACT IT WAS MAIN WHOSE STEAL AND GAME WINNING BASKET WITH JUST OVER A MINUTE LEFT TO PLAY THAT SEALED THE DEAL FOR HEART BUTTE.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK, SR. WENDELL MAIN OF HEART BUTTE AND SO. ALISON HARRIS OF CONRAD.  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.