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Odds and Ends 8-24-09

mslacatlogoAs I indicated earlier aside from some assorted basketball commitments there is not a lot of news to report. Both programs at both schools are trying to make arrangements to have prospects visit campus this September and everyone is getting all worked up over the start of the football season. This Odds and ends post will be shorter than normal and is mostly an update.


  • As an update on my Lady Griz basketball 2009-10 Roster article keep an eye on true freshman guard / forward Kenzie De Boer she is really impressing. I think she will make the starting line up very early in her career and once she gets it she is not going to give it up.
  • In my Bobcat Women’s basketball 2009-10 Roster post, I plugged JC transfer Beata Bak into the starting spot at center. It appears that 6-3 senior center Jamie Thornton is having a very nice summer and may be the center to beat for that starting spot. In any case competition is good and both will play significant minutes this winter. Ashley Albert also continues to impress.
  • A correction to Bobcat men’s basketball 2009-10 Roster, I stated that all of the Bobcat men were on campus this past July-August for second section of the summer semester. In fact I am told that true freshman guard / forward Marc Bourgault was not able to make it Bozeman this summer but had other commitments in France. He will be arriving at the start of the fall semester.

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Odds and Ends – 6/15/09

Just want to touch on some miscellaneous bits of informationmslacat1

  • Montana Mr. and Miss Basketball: At the Montana Wyoming Basketball games this week end, the event coordinators announced their picks for the Mr. and Miss basketball Awards. These awards typically go the best senior player on the Montana all star roster. This differs from all other states where, underclassmen are also eligible for this award. The thing that was unique about this years awards was that typically there will be a short list of 2-3 players that you figure has a chance to win each award. This year there was absolutely no debating who the girl’s award would go to, and for the boy’s it could have gone anyone of the 10 players.

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Montana / Wyoming All Star Game – Box Scores Round 2

Mon-wyoHere are the Box scores for the second round of games in the Montana Wyoming All Star Basketball series. These games were played Saturday in Billings. Both games were more tightly contested that the previous games played in Sheridan Wyoming, with the Montana boys losing an over time game, and the Montana girls needing a 34 point effort from Jos Tinkle to pull out a 7 point victory over Wyoming. It is amazing in this series how little the home court seems matter. It seems the “visiting team” always seems to play better than the home team.

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Montana / Wyoming All Star Game – Box Scores Round 1


Here are the Box scores for the first round of games in the Montana Wyoming All Star Basketball series played in Sheridan Wyoming. As expected the girls team dominated Wyoming 82-83. The boy’s team has a surprisingly (at least by me) time against their Wyoming counter parts. The second part of the series will continue when they meet again tonight in Billings Montana.

Here is a report from the Billings Gazette and another from the Wyoming Tribune

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Montana / Wyoming All Star Game – Girls


The 2010 Montana All-Star series kicks-off tonight in Sheridan. I have made it to, quite a few of the games held in Billings over the past 10 or so years but it looks like I am going to have to sit this years out, for family issues in Missoula. Still the series is usually a great event, and I think this year will be no exception.

While I know most people tend to look at the boy’s game as the main event, the real star of this year games has to be the Girls game. While the Montana boy’s team really lacks star power, the Montana girls team is over flowing with star power, and you have to look no further than to Stanford bound Jocelyn Tinkle to find the biggest star of them all. Even with out Tinkle this team might rank as one of the best Montana teams ever fielded, but with her I can not think team that we have fielded with this much talent.

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Montana State Women freshman recruit poll

My first poll on Word press.  I would include JC transfer Beata Bak in this poll but there is a certain assumption that a JC transfer will be an instant impact player.


Great Falls Tribune Girls Super State team Announced

The Great Falls Tribune girls Super-State team was announced today, and you should go and check out the Trib’s excellent article on the team. Here is their list of players and where they are planning to play school next year.

Joslyn Tinkle, 6-3 Missoula Big Sky (Stanford)
Chelsea Banis, 6-4, Fairfield. (Montana State)
Rachel Semansky, 6-0 , Highwood (Montana State)Ashley Albert, 6-1, Hamilton (Montana State)
Kelsi Brekke, 5-7, Helena Capital (Carroll College)
Megan Patterson, 5-8, Columbus (Weber State)
Jordan Sullivan, 6-2 , Sidney (junior)
Carly Selvig, 6-2 , Glendive (junior)
Lexie Nelson, 5-9, Butte High (junior)
Torry Hill, 5-7, Anaconda (junior)

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Midland Roundtable announces Montana All Stars

The Midland Roundtable announced the rosters for the annual Montana / Wyoming All-Star game yesterday. The boy’s team lacks the star power, with only one D-1 basketball player on the roster, but should be one of the deeper teams in recent memory, and one the better perimeter shooting

Montana-Wyoming All-Star basketball rosters
(college choices)

Montana boys

Tanner Bleskin, 6-4, Great Falls CMR – (MSU football)
Michael Crandell, 6-2, Scobey
Derek Lear, 5-10, Fairfield
Ben Cutler, 5-11, Kalispell Glacier
Peter Stordahl, 6-2, Billings West
Colt Idol, 6-3, Whitefish – (MSU) pictured
Joel Barndt, 6-7, Billings Central – (Rocky Mountain)
Eric Halverson, 6-5, Billings West –
Bryce Carver, 6-1, Dillon
Gabe Rucker, 6-1, Bozeman

Coach: Bill Dreikosen, Rocky Mountain College.

Montana girls

The girls’ team should be one of the best teams that Montana has put together in recent memory. It is a team with great size, shooting ability, and a ton of star power with 5 (so far) D-1 basketball players on the roster including one of the top girls high school players in the country in Joslyn Tinkle. The other thing about this team is that a lot of them have played together in AAU ball over the past summer. I don’t know the Wyoming team yet but they better be ready this team is loaded.

Joslyn Tinkle, 6-3, Missoula Big Sky – (Stanford) pictured
Rachel Semansky, 6-0, Highwood – (Montana State)
Ashley Albert, 6-1, Hamilton – (Montana State)
Chelsea Banis, 6-4, Fairfield – (Montana State)
Megan Patterson, 5-11, Columbus – (Weber State)
Brianne Holland-Stergar, 6-2, Butte
Kalli McCloskey, 5-8, Butte
Kelsey Hildal, 5-8, Kalispell Flathead
Cassidy Wendell, 5-8, Whitehall
Monica Hollowell, 5-6, Huntley Project

Coach: Brian Henderson, Rocky Mountain College.

If you get the chance you should check these games out they are always a lot of fun. The games are June 12 at Sheridan College and June 13 at Rocky. The girls play at 6 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m. both nights.

More info from the Billings Gazette


Bobcat women Montana recruits to play for a championships tonight

All three of Montana States in State recruits will be playing tonight in state championship games. Ashley Albert’s Hamilton team will be playing Anaconda tonight in the class A championship game in Butte, Chelsea Banis’s Fairfield team will play Malta in the class B championship in Hamilton, and Rachel Semansky’s Highwood team plays Belt in Belgrade in the class C championship. While Highwood and Fairfield were favored to reach the finals coming into their respective tournaments, Albert’s Hamilton was considered a dark horse in their tournament, but big players always seem to come up big in March. Albert scored 27 points with a combination of a perimeter shooting and inside post moves. She also had 15 rebounds 3 assists and a block as Hamilton dominated Havre. Semansky a very athletic 6-0 post, had 28 points while shooting 68% from the field. She also had 7 rebounds in a win over Saco. Fairfield dominated Huntley Project 63 to 32, and future Bobcat Chelsea Banis, a 6-4 post, shot 67% for 13 points in limited action. Good luck tonight women!

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