Look out Class C basketball, the Box Elder girls have some serious firepower.
One week after Lilly Gopher scored 35 points in a win over previously-unbeaten Fort Benton, teammate Joelnell Momberg tallied a state-best 37 points against Turner on Thursday evening. Momberg hit six 3-pointers and accumulated 20 points in the first half alone.
Momberg vaulted past Gopher, Power’s Jessie Maruska and Turner’s Sarah Billmayer as the top single-game scorer in girls basketball this season. Maruska had 35 points against Sunburst in December, while Billmayer scored the same in a win over Dodson on Dec. 21.
The same evening, Turner’s Cody Welsh had 36 points of his own against the Bears, making 10 field goals and four 3-pointers in a 77-53 win.
Ennis’ Trevor Swanson flirted with the top performance of the season on the boys basketball courts, but came three points shy of Wibaux’s Cobe Begger, who hit the 47-point mark against Jordan in early January. Swanson scored 44 points, sank eight 3-point field goals and was a perfect 6-of-6 shooting at the free throw line in the 75-64 win. Drummond’s Jonah Parke had 32 in a losing effort.
Melstone’s Brody Grebe also had 32 on Jan. 11, surpassing 2,000 career points in the process. Jordan’s Ed Murnion dropped 33 points on Terry on Jan. 12.
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.
The list below showcases some of the top-scoring performances of the 2018-2019 season. Please encourage your coaches and administrators to send statistics to firstname.lastname@example.org at the conclusion of games. If a 30-point performance is missing from the list, please send the official box score to email@example.com. Performances cannot be submitted without the official box score.
Cobe Begger, Wibaux — 47 points vs. Jordan on Jan. 4
Trevor Swanson, Ennis — 44 points vs. Drummond on Jan. 11
Sayer Patton, Choteau — 38 points vs. Eureka on Dec. 7
Tanner Goligoski, Hamilton — 37 points vs. Whitefish on Dec. 7
Cody Welsh, Turner — 36 points vs. Box Elder on Jan. 10
Sayer Patton, Choteau — 35 points vs. Conrad on Jan. 4
Sayer Patton, Choteau — 35 points vs. Thompson Falls on Dec. 8
Caden Smerker, Simms — 35 points vs. Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap on Dec. 8
Shane Kimmel, Turner — 34 points vs. Hays-Lodgepole on Jan. 4
Zach Thomas, Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap — 34 points vs. Simms on Dec. 8
Sayer Patton, Choteau — 34 points vs. Townsend on Dec. 15
Ed Murnion, Jordan — 33 points vs. Terry on Jan. 12
Dawson Allen, Fairfield — 33 points vs. Shelby on Jan. 5
Keenan Murnion, Jordan — 33 points vs. Wibaux on Jan. 4
Cade Tyson, Billings West — 33 points vs. Missoula Sentinel on Dec. 8
Jalen Lieberg, Helena Home School — 32 points vs. Mt. Ellis Academy on Jan. 14
Brody Grebe, Melstone — 32 points vs. Terry on Jan. 11
Jonah Parke, Drummond — 32 points vs. Ennis on Jan. 11
Tanner Trafton, Lewistown — 32 points vs. Havre on Jan. 5
Sayer Patton, Choteau — 32 points vs. Shelby on Jan. 3
Brody Grebe, Melstone — 32 points vs. Ekalaka on Dec. 15
Trevor Swanson, Ennis — 31 points vs. White Sulphur Springs on Jan. 5
Brody Grebe, Melstone — 31 points vs. Wibaux on Dec. 21
Bernadine Fisher, St. Labre — 30 points vs. Miles City on Jan. 12
Jonah Parke, Drummond — 30 points vs. Darby on Jan. 5
Kell Schwers, Big Timber — 30 points vs. Jefferson on Jan. 5
Brody Grebe, Melstone — 30 points vs. Custer-Hysham on Dec. 22
Sayer Patton, Choteau — 30 points vs. Centerville on Dec. 14
Joelnell Momberg, Box Elder — 37 points vs. Turner on Jan. 10
Jenna Rust, Westby-Grenora — 35 points vs. Ray (N.D.) on Jan. 12
Lilly Gopher, Box Elder — 35 points vs. Fort Benton on Jan. 4
Sarah Billmayer, Turner — 35 points vs. Dodson on Dec. 21
Jessie Maruska, Power — 35 points vs. Sunburst on Dec. 13
Grace Weber, Dutton-Brady — 34 points vs. Heart Butte on Dec. 21
Marni Schieffer, Wibaux — 34 points vs. Melstone on Dec. 21
Draya Wacker, Melstone — 34 points vs. Ekalaka on Dec. 15
Kyle Olson, Three Forks — 32 points vs. Jefferson on Dec. 20
Tyler Lien, Savage — 32 points vs. Circle on Dec. 14
Grace Weber, Dutton-Brady — 31 points vs. Cascade on Dec. 15
Olivia Isakson, Augusta — 30 points vs. Big Sandy on Dec. 18
Skyler Martin, Shelby — 30 points vs. Cut Bank on Dec. 20