By our count, 14 boys and girls players hit the 30-point plateau last weekend, including 11 on Saturday.
The list includes Jarod White of Hot Springs hitting for 37 against Plains, Brett Clark of Frazer eclipsing 30 for the second time this season, Billings West's Jared Samuelson scoring 30 in a win over Bozeman, and Jill Barta's 31 for Fairfield's girls in a victory over Belt.
Clark's 34-point outing was only half of the story from that Frazer/Richey-Lambert game Saturday, because the Fusion's Ryder Olson also went for 30. The same back-and-forth dynamic played out in another game earlier this year when Terae Briggs scored 34 for the Plenty Coups girls against Custer-Hysham while Tatia Hollowell got 33 on the other side for the Rebels.
On Monday, Brockton's Chance Roberts scored 31 in a win over Circle, making him the second two-time 30-point scorer this year along with Clark.
Below is my list of the statewide 30-point club to this point in the basketball season (up to Jan. 13). There have been 31 players to do it so far. And there are a lot of big names as you'll see.
Naturally, we may have missed a few that have slipped through the cracks. If you see anyone I'm missing, be sure to let us know via Twitter (@GazPrepSports, @SlimKimmel) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
We'll try to update this list as the season goes along, so check back.
|John Chapman,Frenchtown||37||Anaconda||Dec. 20|
|Evon Elkshoulder, Lame Deer||37||Red Lodge||Dec. 21|
|Jarod White, Hot Springs||37||Plains||Jan. 11|
|Kendal Manuel, Skyview||35||Sentinel||Dec. 14|
|Monte Cayko, Fairview||35||Savage||Jan. 11|
|Troy Scott, Dillon||35||Stevensville||Jan. 11|
|Brett Clark, Frazer (2)||34||Richey-Lambert||Jan. 11|
|Terryn Bermes, Joliet||33||Colstrip||Dec. 14|
|Brett Clark, Frazer||33||Saco-Whitewater||Dec. 20|
|Chance Roberts, Brockton||33||Westby-Grenora||Jan. 10|
|Tori Lee Poitra, Lame Deer||32||Lodge Grass||Dec. 20|
|Cade Bare, Reed Point-Rapelje||32||Fromberg||Jan. 4|
|Bridger Truett, Frenchtown||32||Libby||Jan. 11|
|Matt Wyman, Great Falls||31||Helena||Jan. 4|
|Yancey Fitch, Huntley Project||31||Lodge Grass||Jan. 11|
|Chance Roberts, Brockton (2)||31||Circle||Jan. 13|
|Milo Paz, Hardin||30||Livingston||Dec. 13|
|Anthony Gray, Harlem||30||Poplar||Dec. 21|
|Jake Bakken, Wibaux||30||Terry||Jan. 3|
|Tres Tinkle, Hellgate||30||Butte||Jan. 3|
|Wyatt Pannabecker, Choteau||30||Jefferson||Jan. 4|
|Jared Samuelson, West||30||Bozeman||Jan. 11|
|Ryder Olson, Richey-Lambert||30||Frazer||Jan. 11|
|Tucker Matovich, Roy-Winifred||30||Hays-Lodgepole||Jan. 11|
|Lane Lahaye, Shields Valley||30||Man. Christian||Jan. 11|
|Terae Briggs, Plenty Coups||34||Custer-Hysham||Jan. 10|
|Anna Pence, Philipsburg||33||W. Yellowstone||Dec. 14|
|Tatia Hollowell, Custer-Hysham||33||Plenty Coups||Jan. 10|
|Paige Moore, Rosebud||31||Plevna||Dec. 21|
|Jill Barta, Fairfield||31||Belt||Jan. 11|
|Bailee Dexter, Townsend||30||Big Timber (2OT)||Dec. 20|