HOT SPRINGS – Trevor Paro, Montana’s career touchdowns record holder, can add another accolade to his list of accomplishments.
Paro became Hot Springs’ all-time leading boys basketball scorer in the Savage Heat’s 75-55 win over St. Regis. Paro scored 34 points – 21 in the first half – to surpass Todd Riech on Hot Springs’ career points list.
Riech, who went on to throw the javelin at the 1996 Olympics, finished his Hot Springs career with 1,640 points. Paro is now at 1,659 with the district and potentially divisional and state tournaments remaining.
Paro scored 135 career touchdowns for the Class C 6-Man Savage Heat. He totaled 56 touchdowns last season when Hot Springs won the 6-Man championship. Paro is also a star on the baseball diamond and has signed to play college baseball at Lower Columbia (Wash.) College.
Against the Tigers on Friday, Paro made 13-of-24 field goal attempts, including 2-of-5 3-pointers. He also made 6-of-8 free throws.
With the win, Hot Springs improved to 13-5 overall and 8-4 in District 14C.
The District 14C tournament is Feb. 16-18 at Pablo.