BILLINGS -- The Midland Roundtable has released the Montana rosters for the 2020 Montana-Wyoming all-star basketball series.
This year's games are scheduled for June 12 and 13 at Sheridan, Wyo., and Rocky Mountain College, respectively. The girls will tip off at 5:30 p.m. both nights with the boys to follow at 7:30 p.m. The games are returning to Rocky this year after being played at MSU Billings last year. The Montana teams swept the games last year, with the boys winning 103-100 in Billings and 95-94 in Sheridan and the girls winning 84-66 in Billings and 89-46 in Sheridan.
The Montana boys last lost a game in the series back in 2011. Steve Keller, who started coaching in the Montana-Wyoming series in 2012 when he was the head men's basketball coach at Montana Western, has coached the Montana boys to a 16-0 record during his tenure. Keller, who just concluded his second season as the head coach at the University of Providence, will be back coaching the boys this year. The Montana boys hold a 61-27 all-time advantage in the series.
At his disposal, Keller will have two-time reigning Gatorade player of the year Rollie Worster of Missoula Hellgate. The Class AA co-state champion Knights will also have Abe Johnson and Camdyn LaRance on the all-star roster. Billings Skyview, which was the other State AA co-champion, features Julius Mims on the team. Cade Tyson of Billings West and Carter Ash of Bozeman round out the Class AA boys representatives.
Class A features three boys on the team: Famous Lefthand and Cayden Redfield, who helped Hardin to the co-state championship, and Brendon Johnson of Livingston. Keeley Bake of Fairfield is the final member of the boys teams. Bake's Eagles shared the Class B state championship.
Rocky Mountain College women's basketball coach Wes Keller will again lead the Montana girls, who have a 33-13 all-time series advantage and have won seven consecutive games. Billings West twins Maddie and Willa Albrecht highlight the girls roster after helping the Golden Bears to the Class AA co-state championship. Lexi Deden of Missoula Sentinel is the only other Class AA girl on the roster.
Billings Central and Hardin shared the Class A girls state championship, and both teams are represented on the Montana roster. Olivia Moten-Schell played at Central, while Marie Five played at Hardin. Kyndall Keller of Havre, the Gatorade player of the year, is also representing Class A on the roster.
Class B features L'Tia Lawrence of Harlem and Mya Fourstar of Wolf Point, while Dyauni Boyce of Roy-Winifred and Kortney Nelson of Scobey represent Class C.
The Wyoming rosters will be announced at a later date.
Montana-Wyoming all-star basketball series
June 12, 2020 at Sheridan
June 13, 2020 at Billings (Rocky Mountain College)
(Montana holds 33-13 series lead)
Maddie Albrecht, Billings West; Willa Albrecht, Billings West; Dyauni Boyce, Roy-Winifred; Lexi Deden, Missoula Sentinel; Marie Five, Hardin; Mya Fourstar, Wolf Point; Kyndall Keller, Havre; L’Tia Lawrence, Harlem; Olivia Moten-Schell, Billings Central; Kortney Nelson, Scobey.
Coach: Wes Keller, Rocky Mountain College.
(Montana holds 61-27 series lead)
Carter Ash, Bozeman; Keeley Bake, Fairfield; Abe Johnson, Missoula Hellgate; Brendon Johnson, Livingston; Camdyn LaRance, Missoula Hellgate; Famous Lefthand, Hardin; Julius Mims, Billings Skyview; Cayden Redfield, Hardin; Cade Tyson, Billings West; Rollie Worster, Missoula Hellgate.
Coach: Steve Keller, Providence.