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List: Montana high school basketball 30-point club

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 21:09:51-05

As the conference season heats up, familiar faces continue to post significant performances on the Montana high school basketball courts this winter.

Each week, MTN Sports will update a list of the state’s “30-point club,” showcasing the performances of 30 points or more throughout the season.

No scoring output has matched that of Arlee’s Philip Malatare, who hit the 48-point mark against Seeley-Swan in December. But new faces crack this week’s updated list.

Lame Deer’s Michael Weaselbear poured in 35 against Forsyth last Friday, while Danny Hoisington of Thompson Falls had 34 the following night. Shelby’s TJ Reynolds scored 31 against Harlem and Caleb Hess (Winnett-Grass Range), Trent Mikalatos (Anaconda) and Damon Sadler (Poplar) each had games of 30 over the weekend.

On the girls side, Arlee superstar Alyssia Vanderburg dropped 31 points on St. Ignatius last Tuesday. Kola Bad Bear helped Billings Senior defeat Bozeman in overtime by scoring 30 on Saturday.

But the top performance of last week belonged to Power’s Jessie Maruska, who made 16 2-point field goals and totaled 38 points versus Augusta.

The list below showcases some of the top-scoring performances of the season. Please encourage your coaches and administrators to send statistics to sports@ktvh.com at the conclusion of games. If a 30-point performance is missing from the list, please also send it to sports@ktvh.com.

2017-2018 30-point club

Boys basketball
Philip Malatare, Arlee – 48 points vs. Seeley-Swan
Max Feight, Whitehall – 45 points vs. Big Timber
Treyton Pickering, Sunburst – 45 points vs. Valier
Ryan Roth, Big Sandy – 43 points vs. Dutton-Brady
Davey Winn, Bainville – 43 points vs. Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale
Braxton Hill, Anaconda – 42 points vs. Jefferson
Braiden Jackson, Frazer – 41 points vs. Turner
Nathan Brown, Lincoln – 40 points vs. Victor
Trevor Herzog, Reed Point-Rapelje – 40 points vs. Plenty Coups
CJ Nelson, Scobey – 40 points vs. Glasgow
TJ Lewis, Helena Christian – 39 points vs. Augusta
Brody Grebe, Melstone – 37 points vs. Bridger
Trace Simonson, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale – 37 points vs. Bainville
Sayer Patton, Choteau – 37 points vs. Centerville
Sayer Patton, Choteau – 37 points vs. Fairfield
Ben Weisner, Augusta – 37 points vs. Heart Butte
Philip Malatare, Arlee – 36 points vs. Rocky Boy
Wacey McClure, St. Ignatius – 35 points vs. Box Elder
Josh Eckmann, Jefferson – 35 points vs. Manhattan
Anthony Camel, Ronan – 35 points vs. Columbia Falls
Danny Hoisington, Thompson Falls – 35 points vs. Missoula Loyola
Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer – 35 points vs. Forsyth
Aaron White, Shelby – 35 points vs. Browning
Kale Gierke, Terry – 34 points vs. Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale
Ryggs Johnston, Libby – 34 points vs. Stevensville
Chrishon Dixon, Billings Central – 34 points vs. Hardin
Danny Hoisington, Thompson Falls – 34 points vs. Deer Lodge
Sayer Patton, Choteau – 34 points vs. Rocky Boy
Sayer Patton, Choteau – 33 points vs. Townsend
Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer – 33 points vs. Broadus
Tyson Petticrew, Charlo – 32 points vs. Valley Christian
Wyatt Alexander, Whitehall – 32 points vs. Manhattan Christian
Carson Lindseth, Foothills Christian – 32 points vs. Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap
Max Feight, Whitehall – 32 points vs. Ennis
Nathan Brown, Lincoln – 32 points vs. Darby
Dawson Fowler, Belgrade – 32 points vs. Dillon
Wyatt Walters, Great Falls Central – 32 points vs. Simms
Rollie Worster, Missoula Hellgate – 32 points vs. Missoula Big Sky
Colten Curry, Valier – 32 points vs. Augusta
Tanner Goligoski, Hamilton – 31 points vs. Corvallis
Dawson Allen, Fairfield – 31 points vs. Cut Bank
Danny Hoisington, Thompson Falls – 31 points vs. Florence
Dylan Miller, North Star – 31 points vs. Turner
Wacey McClure, St. Ignatius – 31 points vs. Troy
Braxton Hill, Anaconda – 31 points vs. Three Forks
Kordell Carpenter, Denton-Geyser-Stanford – 31 points vs. Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap
Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer – 31 points vs. Red Lodge
Joaquin Pilcher, Absarokee – 31 points vs. Roberts
TJ Reynolds, Shelby – 31 points vs. Harlem
Cody Welsh, Turner – 30 points vs. Lustre Christian
Shylon Spoonhunter, Heart Butte – 30 points vs. Harlem
Korbin Sheldon, Simms – 30 points vs. Power
C. Lonebear, Dodson – 30 points vs. Turner
Tyler Johnson, Kalispell Flathead – 30 points vs. Whitefish
Caleb Hess, Winnett-Grass Range – 30 points vs. Roy-Winifred
Trent Mikalatos, Anaconda – 30 points vs. Missoula Loyola
Damon Sadler, Poplar – 30 points vs. Harlem

Girls basketball
Imani Bighorn, Poplar – 40 points vs. Frazer
Jessie Maruska, Power – 38 points vs. Augusta
Olivia Moten-Schell, Billings Central – 36 points vs. Billings Skyview
Kenna Pitcher, Fairfield – 35 points vs. Rocky Boy
Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee – 35 points vs. Two Eagle River
Laiten Lantis, Terry – 35 points vs. Jordan
RaeAnne Bendon, Twin Bridges – 34 points vs. West Yellowstone
Mya FourStar, Frazer – 33 points vs. Highwood
RaeAnne Bendon, Twin Bridges – 33 points vs. Ennis
Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee – 33 points vs. Plains
Casey Ehmann, Darby – 31 points vs. Lincoln
Tessa Burke, Missoula Loyola – 31 points vs. Shepherd
Allie Coldwell, Troy – 31 points vs. Thompson Falls
Sydney Prather, Big Timber – 31 points vs. Joliet
Isabel Evans, Corvallis – 30 points vs. Missoula Loyola
RaeAnne Bendon, Twin Bridges – 30 points vs. Jefferson
Aubrey McMaster, Jefferson – 30 points vs. Whitehall
Jaime Berg, Bigfork – 30 points vs. Anaconda
Hannah Wheeler, Bozeman – 30 points vs. Missoula Sentinel
Kailee Oliverson, Twin Bridges – 30 points vs. Lone Peak
Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee – 31 points vs. St. Ignatius
Kola Bad Bear, Billings Senior – 30 points vs. Bozeman