MISSOULA — Missoula Sentinel senior Alex Germer exploded for 51 points in an 88-62 Western AA boys basketball victory over Missoula Big Sky on Friday evening.
In his performance, Germer, a Montana State signee, nearly tied the all-class record for made 3-pointers in a Montana high school boys basketball game. According to the Sentinel stat book, Germer finished 13 for 18 from beyond the 3-point line, one shy of tying Sam Leep of Manhattan Christian's record of 14 made 3-pointers from 2020. Germer scored 10 of his 3s in the first half as Sentinel led 54-26 at the break.
Germer tied Matt Luedtke of Ronan as the only other two boys basketball players alongside Leep to knock down 13 3-pointers in a game, per the Montana High School Association official record book. Luedtke did so in 2000 for Ronan. According to the record book, Germer's performance would give him the most 3s in a game by a player in Class AA.
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Germer entered the game on the verge of a personal milestone, needing just six points to achieve 1,000 career points at Sentinel. He exploded past that en route to the 51-point game as the Spartans swept the regular-season meetings with the Eagles and improved to 11-0 on the year. Germer was averaging 23.4 points per game for Sentinel going into Friday's contest, and his performance upped his average to 25.9 points per game.
Sentinel's next scheduled game is next Tuesday against Missoula Hellgate.