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Prospects Making The Most Of Last Chances

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With postseason berths on the line, and teams’ seasons hanging in the balance, some of the more notable prospects in the Northwest Region took center stage this past week.

In Washington, a newly minted “Mr. Basketball” was reported to have been selected, and the youngster did not fail to live up to the title as he put on an excellent performance. A new district tournament scoring record was also established by a familiar name in the Evergreen state last week.

Throughout Idaho, Montana, Utah, Oregon and Wyoming we saw numerous standout games by top prospects as some helped their team conclude the season on a high note, while others did what they could to extend their respective teams’ season into the district and state tournaments.

Check out the latest edition of the News and Notes below to get caught up on all the action. And if you missed last week's News and Notes, check it out by clicking here.

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Washington

Bellarmine Prep’s Malachi Flynn poured in a game-high 41 points (27 points in the second half), but it wasn’t enough to get his team past Curtis. On Saturday, Flynn dropped in 39 points helping his team get past Kentwood and secured Flynn with the 4A West Central District tournament record accumulating 149 total points.

Federal Way’s Jalen McDaniels scored 27 points as the San Diego State signee led his team past Kentwood. McDaniels helped his team stay undefeated by adding a game-high 28 points as his team got past Curtis.

Peninsula’s JaQuori McLaughlin posted 37 points scoring 17 of his team’s first 20 points in their loss to Enumclaw. McLaughlin was selected by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association as the 2015-16 Mr. Basketball according to The News Tribune.

Auburn-Mountainview’s Ryan Lacey had 26 points and lifted his team past Wilson. Lacey tallied a game-high 25 points as the 3A SPSL MVP led his team past Enumclaw.

Wilson’s David Jenkins Jr. hit for 26 points in his team’s loss to Auburn-Mountainview.

Kentridge’s Ethan Walker dropped a game-high 27 points in his team’s win over Yelm.

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Woodinville’s Tony Miller paced his team with 25 points despite their loss to Issaquah.

Lewis and Clark’s Naje' Smith had a game-high 29 points including eight points in overtime to help his team secure the win over Gonzaga Prep.

Richland’s Steven Beo tossed in a huge performance going for 48 points (seven 3-pointers) and nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as his team fell in overtime to Central Valley.

Shadle Park’s Tanner Groves put up 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the double-double and the win over Kennewick.

Liberty’s Noble Cooper had 27 points as his team dropped their game to North Kitsap.

Curtis’ Aushanti Potts-Woods scored 27 points despite his team falling to Federal Way.

Liberty Christian’s Chris Kelly ended with a double-double 11 points and 14 rebounds as his team defeated Pomeroy.

Idaho

Cole Valley Christian’s David Hengst posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in his team’s loss to North Star.

Buhl’s Hayden Eckert was 6-for-9 from 3-point range and finished with 28 points to lead his team past Kimberly. Eckert had another standout performance as he went for 27 points in his team's win over Gooding.

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Moscow’s Glen Gosse put in 34 points to lead all scorers in his team’s win over Timberlake.

Leodore’s Logan Ramsey finished with 30 points and seven steals, while teammate DJ Nef contributed 27 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double in their win over Mackay.

North Gem’s Karson Lloyd had a game-high 29 points to lift his team past Watersprings. Lloyd went off again scoring 30 points as his team clipped Sho-Ban.

Sho-Ban’s Christian Silk paced his team with 35 points as they slipped past Leadore.

Priest River’s Hunter Hartwig scored 25 points but his team fell to Bonners Ferry.

Post Falls’ Jacob Pfennings contributed a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds in his team's win over Lake City.

St Maries’ Kiefer Gibson posted a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds while blocking three shots in his team's win over Orofino

Capital's Harrison Ashby finished with a double-double 10 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Mountain View. Ashby also handed out four assists.

Rocky Mountain’s Jacob Erickson poured in 25 points while teammate Kobe Terashima stuffed the stat sheet going for 6 points, 7 rebounds and nine assists in a win over Timberline.

Preston’s Austin Smellie registered a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists while grabbing eight rebounds in their win over Pocatello.

Hagerman’s Cody Douville put in 25 points as his team dropped one to Glenns Ferry.

Lighthouse Christian’s Ty Giardina flushed home four three pointers en route to 25 points and the win over Camas County.

Montana

Hellgate’s Connor Schenk tallied a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in their close win over Big Sky. 

Savage’s Paxton Miller scored 28 points to help his team defeat Circle. Miller had 27 points despite his team’s loss to Culbertson.

Fromberg’s Levi Wilm had 29 points but it wasn't enough to get past Plenty Coups.

Broadview-Lavina Scott Bymaster poured in 28 points in his team's lopsided win over Custer-Hysham.

Chester-Joplin-Inverness’ Troy Harmon ended with 33 points in his team's big win against Turner.

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Sheridan’s Tristen Horn dropped 27 points despite his team losing to Gardiner.

St. Regis’ Brock Cantrell-Fields hit the 40 point mark, but it wasn’t enough to stave off Two Eagle River.

Florence’s Levi Clagett posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to get the win over Deer Lodge. Clagett was huge again for his team, this time going for 40 points in their win against Anaconda. 

Great Falls’ Brendan Howard hit the 30-point mark in his team’s narrow win over Bozeman. Howard was big in the scoring department again for his team dropping 28 points in their win over Billings Senior.

Bozeman’s Bennett Hostetler scored 27 points in his team’s one-point loss to Great Falls.

Choteau’s Derrek Durocher poured in 28 points as his team rolled past Conrad.

Malta’s Allen Williamson notched 28 points in his team’s lopsided win over Harlem. Williamson scored 25 points in his team’s loss to Poplar.

Lame Deer’s Troy Redsleeves put in 26 points, but his team fell to Lodge Grass.

Savage’s Bryar Lange led the way in scoring for his team with 26 points in their win over Bainville.

Lustre Christian’s Michele Capasso finished with 29 points in his team’s loss to Frazer. Capasso poured in an impressive 36 points in his team’s win over Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale.

Broadus’ Kenton Stradinger had 26 points, but his team fell to Wibaux.

Reed Point-Rapelje’s Trevor Herzog ended with 29 points as his team escaped with the win over Harlowtown.

Hays-Lodgepole’s Frank Runs Above had 27 points in his team’s win over Chinook.

Chinook’s Cord Schneider finished with 25 points in his team’s loss to Hays-Lodgepole.

Shelby’s Aaron White had 26 points as his team topped Cut Bank.

Harlem’s Marcus Henry led all scorers with 35 points in his team’s win over Glasgow.

Malta’s Nate Costin added 26 points, but it wasn’t enough to get his team the win against Poplar. 

Culbertson’s Chris Azure lit up the scoreboard going for 48 points as his team took care of Savage.

Fairview’s Ben Hardy registered 27 points in his team’s loss to Westby-Grenora.

Scobey’s CJ Nelson dropped in 27 points as his team cruised by Frazer.

Northern Cheyenne’s Donald Bishop 26 of his team’s 66 points in their win over Terry.

Broadview-Lavina’s Cole Jensen posted 28 points in his team’s win over Plenty Coup.

Twin Bridges’ Tracen Eggers finished with 28 points in his team’s loss to Shields Valley.

White Sulphur Springs’ Ethan Nyhart had 29 points and lifted his team past Gardiner.

Ennis’ Jake Knack posted 27 points as his team held on against Manhattan Christian.

Oregon

West Linn’s Payton Pritchard led his team in scoring finishing with 26 points as they cruised past Sherwood.

Clackamas’ Mitchell Fink finished with 25 points as his team topped David Douglas.

Ridgeview’s Garret Albrecht totaled 29 points and a head-turning 21 rebounds to help his team get by Redmond. Teammate George Mendazona finished with with 26 points in the win.

Utah

Fremont’s Dakota James posted a double-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds in their narrow loss to Weber.

Sky View’s Jake Hendricks scored 35 points on four 3-pointers while dishing out 6 assists and grabbing four rebounds in his team’s win over Northridge.

Sky View’s Bryce Mortenson had a double-double in with 16 points and 14 rebounds in his team’s win against Northridge.

Mountain Crest’s Jaxon Brenchley scored 25 points in his team’s 20-point win over Roy.

Viewmont’s Ben Barrett tallied a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds to lead his team past West.

Syracuse’s Haydn Sessions hit for 29 points behind four 3-pointers in his team’s close win against Hunter.

Woods Cross’ Trevin Knell dropped 28 points with six 3-pointers as his team took care of Ogden.

Wyoming

Worland’s Hoyt Nicholas put together consecutive double-double efforts as he first went for 26 points and 12 rebounds in a win against Wheatland, then chased that with a 20 points, 12 rebound game in their win over Torrington.

Kelly Walsh’s Manny N’Tula dropped 27 points as his team got the win over Riverton.

Central’s Nicholas Fraley notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win against East.

East’s Erik Oliver erupted for 35 points and also hauled in six rebounds in his team’s loss to Central.

Gillette’s Kain Morehead posted a heft double-double with 20 points, 14 rebounds in a win over South.

South’s Isaiah Dicks tallied a double-double going for 27 points and 11 rebounds in a loss to Gillette.

Lander Valley’s Kacey Simpson finished with 25 points as his team topped Mountain View.

Newcastle’s Taylor Allen paced his team with 25 points to get the win over Glenrock.

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