Team Montana swept Wyoming in Billings, Montana, on Friday in the first day of the Montana-Wyoming All-Star Basketball Series. In the boys’ game, Wyoming’s fourth-quarter comeback attempt fell short of snapping its now-15-game losing streak.
Montana took a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter but Wyoming cut into that lead with a 32-point fourth. That comeback ultimately fell short in the final moments.
Kelly Walsh graduate Davion McAdam scored a team-high 19 points, Thunder Basin’s Colton Larson added 18, Sheridan’s Tristan Bower and Riverton’s Treyton Paxton each added 11, and Laramie graduate Hudda Curry scored 10 to round out the Wyoming scorers in double-digits. Cheyenne East’s Erik Oliver scored nine, Glenrock’s Jaren Fritz added eight, Gillette graduate Trase Olsen six and Pinedale’s Danny Gosar and Farson’s Lain Mitchelson each scored four.
The day started with the Montana girls cruising in the second half to an 84-66 victory. The Equality State stayed competitive into halftime, trailing by just seven points, before Montana went on a 29-19 run in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Thunder Basin graduate Madison Miller led Wyoming with 24 points. Pine Bluffs graduate Kammie Ragsdale finished with 13 and Thunder Basin’s Abby Geer added 10 as the only other Wyoming teammates to score in double digits. Laramie’s Jennifer Aadland scored nine, Wright’s Kendall Wright and Southeast’s Hailey Anderson each scored four, and Wyoming Indian’s Alexandria Trosper and Encampment’s Noelle Peterson each added a point.
This year’s Montana-Wyoming All-Star Basketball Series wrapped up at Sheridan College on Saturday night with both games finishing after Star-Tribune press deadlines.