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List: Montana high school basketball 30-point club

Posted at 12:43 PM, Jan 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 09:27:06-04

Treyton Pickering may be looking at a college football future, but the Sunburst Refiner multi-sport standout is quickly becoming one of the best scorers in Montana high school basketball.

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, and Pickering became only the second prep athlete to score 40 or more points multiple times this season (as reported to sports@ktvh.com) when he tallied a 42-point performance in a win over Augusta on Saturday. Back in December, he scored 45 points in a win over Valier, tied for second on the boys basketball 30-point club with Whitehall’s Max Feight. But Pickering’s weekend began Friday with a 31-point effort against Valier, etching his name on the MontanaSports.com 30-point club two more times. Pickering has the Refiners within reach of a conference title in District 10C.

History was made in Anaconda on Saturday evening, when Montana Grizzly football commit Braxton Hill broke the program’s all-time boys basketball scoring record. Hill’s 33-point outing, 16 in the final quarter, moved him past Ed Kalafat for the No. 1 ranking in the boys program. Ali Hurley holds the school’s all-time scoring record with 1,698 points, 82 ahead of Hill after the weekend.

Danny Hoisington and Thompson Falls fell on the wrong side of history in that contest against Hill and the Copperheads, but Hoisington once again crossed the 30-point threshold. He poured in a game-high 36 points in the 80-75 defeat, the fourth time his name has been added to the prestigious list.

Hill wasn’t the only Anaconda star to fill the stat sheet on Saturday evening, as Sydnie Peterson scored 34 for the Anaconda girls. Southwest Montana was the hot spot for scorers over the weekend, with Dillon’s Brynley Fitzgerald scoring 32 points against Frenchtown.

Arlee all-state post Alyssia Vanderburg was honored last Thursday on her home court after totaling 1,000 career points. The junior reached the milestone in a win at Valley Christian the weekend prior. Saturday evening, she added 35 more points in a lopsided win over St. Regis. Vanderburg has reached 30 points or more four times this season and hopes to lead the Scarlets back to the Class C state championship game. Arlee fell to Belt in last year’s title contest.

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
Nathan Brown, Lincoln – 45 points vs. Alberton-Superior
Ryan Roth, Big Sandy – 43 points vs. Dutton-Brady
Davey Winn, Bainville – 43 points vs. Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale
Matthew Amunrud, Manhattan Christian – 43 points vs. Absarokee
Braxton Hill, Anaconda – 42 points vs. Jefferson
Treyton Pickering, Sunburst – 42 points vs. Augusta
Braiden Jackson, Frazer – 41 points vs. Turner
Nathan Brown, Lincoln – 40 points vs. Victor
Trevor Herzog, Reed Point-Rapelje – 40 points vs. Plenty Coups
Caleb Knoche, Forsyth – 40 points vs. Lodge Grass
CJ Nelson, Scobey – 40 points vs. Glasgow
Nathan Brown, Lincoln – 40 points vs. White Sulphur Springs
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
Carter Kearns, Hamilton – 37 points vs. Dillon
Philip Malatare, Arlee – 36 points vs. Rocky Boy
T.J. Reynolds, Shelby – 36 points vs. Rocky Boy
Danny Hoisington, Thompson Falls – 36 points vs. Anaconda
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
Dylan Miller, North Star – 35 points vs. Hays-Lodgepole
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
Dyllon McDermid, Deer Lodge – 34 points vs. St. Ignatius
Sayer Patton, Choteau – 33 points vs. Townsend
Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer – 33 points vs. Broadus
Cobe Begger, Wibaux – 33 points vs. Jordan
Trace Simonson, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale – 33 points vs. Glasgow
Dylan Parks, Darby – 33 points vs. Lincoln
Braxton Hill, Anaconda – 33 points vs. Thompson Falls
Michael Weaselbear, Lame Deer – 33 points vs. Baker
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
Sayer Patton, Choteau – 32 points vs. Centerville
Trace Simonson, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale – 32 points vs. Nashua
Brandon Horton, Columbus – 32 points vs. Big Timber
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
Cordell Small, Rocky Boy – 31 points vs. Shelby
Skyler Webberson, Victor – 31 points vs. Lincoln
Treyton Pickering, Sunburst – 31 points vs. Valier
Sayer Patton, Choteau – 31 points vs. Jefferson
Lee Walburn, Whitefish – 31 points vs. Frenchtown
Trevor Herzog, Reed Point-Rapelje – 31 points vs. Custer-Hysham
Noah Ambuehl, Great Falls Central – 31 points vs. Power
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
Ryggs Johnston, Libby – 30 points vs. Whitefish
Colter Zentner, Bridger – 30 points vs. Fromberg
Philip Malatare, Arlee – 30 points vs. Plains
Ryggs Johnston, Libby – 30 points vs. Troy
Payton Petersen, Lincoln – 30 points vs. Alberton-Superior

Girls basketball
Imani Bighorn, Poplar – 40 points vs. Frazer
Jessie Maruska, Power – 38 points vs. Augusta
JeriLyn Dietz, Lincoln – 37 points vs. Victor
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
Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee – 35 points vs. St. Regis
RaeAnne Bendon, Twin Bridges – 34 points vs. West Yellowstone
Sydnie Peterson, Anaconda – 34 points vs. Thompson Falls
Mya FourStar, Frazer – 33 points vs. Highwood
RaeAnne Bendon, Twin Bridges – 33 points vs. Ennis
Alyssia Vanderburg, Arlee – 33 points vs. Plains
Brynley Fitzgerald, Dillon – 32 points vs. Frenchtown
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
Grace Weber, Dutton-Brady – 30 points vs. Sunburst
Mallorey Sheppard, Absarokee – 30 points vs. Broadview-Lavina