Seasons End As Prospects Showcase One Last Time
This past week, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming wrapped up their state tournament action as a number of prospects flourished in both states. Some familiar names and teams stole the headlines, while there were some outstanding performances all-around.
Double-doubles and a few 30-plus point games standout in particular, but be sure to check out the latest edition of the News and Notes in it’s entirety 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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Bigfork’s Jonathan Landon led the way with a double-double 15 points (game-high) and 10 rebounds as his team knocked off Townsend in the State B boys tournament. Landon posted 28 points and 12 rebounds in their semifinal win over Big Timber.
Big Timber’s Brent Finn amounted a game-high 28 points as his team defeated Shelby in the State B boys tournament.
Billings West’s Braydon Deming scored 26 points, but it wasn’t enough as his team fell to Helena.
Loyola Sacred Heart’s Strother Cooper had 25 points and added eight rebounds in his team’s loss to Boulder in the State B boys tournament loser out game.
Choteau’s Derrek Durocher went 9-for-12 from three point range and finished with a game-high 36 points in their win over Florence at the State B boys tournament.
Jefferson’s Trase LeTexier finished with 32 points in their loss to Missoula Loyola.
Choteau’s Dylan Pannabecker posted a game-high 27 points in the State B championship as his team slid past Bigfork for the title.
Bigfork’s Adam Jordt had a double-double 18 points and 10 rebounds in his team’s State B championship game loss to Choteau.
Townsend’s Easton Hatfield put up a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds as his team took home the State B third-place title over Boulder.
Missoula Hellgate’s Derrius Collins scored 25 points to pace his team in scoring and get the win over Billings West.
West Linn’s Payton Pritchard poured in 37 points behind seven 3-pointers as his team toppled Jesuit in the 6A quarterfinal game of the state tournament. Pritchard led the charge as his team cruised in their 6A state championship game win over South Medford, Pritchard finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
Westview’s Said Ali scored 28 points but his team fell to Jefferson in the 6A state tournament.
Wilsonville’s Zach Reichle posted a double-double 19 points and 11 rebounds in their lopsided win over Springfield in the 5A quarterfinal of the state tournament. Reichle had a huge game in his team’s 5A semifinal win over Summit going for 28 points and 13 rebounds while also dishing out six assists.
South Salem’s Christian Russell put up a career-high 28 points while grabbing 11 rebounds for the double-double in his team’s win over Clackamas in the 6A quarterfinals.
Clackamas’ Elijah Gonzales had a game-high 31 points in his team’s 6A quarterfinal loss to South Salem.
Sheldon’s Justin Herbert tallied a double-double 13 points and 10 rebounds despite his team slipping in dramatic fashion to South Medford in the 6A boys tournament. Herbert added another double-double as his team knocked off Jesuit in the 6A fourth-place game finishing with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Marshfield’s Rylee Trendell scored a game-high 26 points in his team’s loss to Scappoose in the 4A state tournament.
Seaside’s Austin Eagon registered a double-double 10 points and 12 rebounds as his team downed Astoria in the 4A state tournament. Eagon led his team with another double-double 11 points and 13 rebounds in their 4A title game loss to Philomath.
Jesuit’s Malcolm Porter added a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds while also handing out six assists in his team’s 6A consolation win over rival Westview.
Mountain View’s Davis Holly and Matt Van Tassell led their team with 27 points apiece as they topped Parkrose in the 5A consolation game.
South Salem’s Khalid Thomas jumped out and scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead his team past Jefferson in the 6A third-place game.
Jefferson’s Geno West ended with a double-double 25 points and 10 rebounds as his team fell to South Salem in the 6A third-place game.
Philomath’s Cal Stueve tallied a double-double 12 points and 10 rebounds as his team took home the 4A state title in a win over Seaside.
South’s Isaiah Dicks dropped 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in their win over Gillette.
Gillette’s Kain Morehead notched a double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds in their win over Rock Springs.
Laramie’s Jake Aadland posted a double-double 26 points and 10 rebounds in their win over Evanston.
Worland’s Hoyt Nicholas had a string a double-doubles starting with 34 points and 13 rebounds in his team’s win over Cody. Second, Nicholas followed that up with 20 points and 16 rebounds in their win over Wheatland. Nicholas capped it all off with 25 points and 11 rebounds in their win over Douglas.
Cody’s Blake Hinze scored 25 points in their loss to Worland. Hinze dropped 28 points in their win over Lovell.
Lovell’s Nic Haskell put in 27 points in their win over Lander Valley.
Timberline’s Brock Rice put in 25 points during the Idaho state all-star game as his team Metro defeated Region.