With Win Streak Now Over, Boys Look To Start Another
Back To Square One
What exactly does a Montana High School Association all-class boys’ basketball record-setting 57game winning streak look like?
What began on Friday, March 8, 2019 at MetraPark Arena in Billings during the 70th annual Class C Boys’ State Tournament came to an end on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Lustre Christian High School, approximately 34 miles to the southwest of
Scobey as the jump shots fly. Scobey High School's varsity boys’ hoop team had finally met its match in the Lions Den, a 7-0 undefeat- ed squad prior to the 7:38 p.m. tip-off which won 47- 33 with this starting lineup: sophomore Cayden Klatt
(#3, 6-foot), senior Kaleb Hoversland (#5, 6-1), senior Kolden Hoversland (#14, 6-3), junior Elijah Lenihan
(#15, 6-2) and junior Jasiah Hambira (#30, 6-3).
For starters, in those 57 games for head coach Jason Wolfe (currently 308-90, .773, 2005-22, state titles in 2011, 2020, 2021) and assistants Cale Handran, Peyton Nieskens, Cooper Olson and Tanner Trower, is 57 games of statistics.
The Spartans connected on 1,526 total field goals for a 26.7 per game average and hit 403-660 (.610) free throws for 3,785 points, a 66.4 average. Three-hundred and thirty of those field goals were the 3-point version. Jayce Tande hit the most in The Streak with 107 followed by: Parker Cromwell
85, Aidan Fishell 59,
Rio Booth 31, Addison Stentoft 8, Caden Handran 7, Kannon Ferestad 5, Hudson Kjos 5, Boen Tande 5, Zach Turner 4, Braxton Wolfe 4, Brayden Cromwell 3, Bo Anderson 2, Jace Bilbrey 2, Austyn Fishell 1, Gage Hal lock 1 and Jimi Jones 1.
The leading scorer on a per-game basis during those 57 contests was Aidan Fishell with 22 followed by: Handran 13, P. Cromwell 7, B. Cromwell 5, Reagan Machart 5, J. Tande 5, Booth 1, Gage Hallock 1, Jeremy Handy 1 and Kjos 1 (this adds up to 62 because there was one game with three leading scorers for the Spartans and one contest with two).
In those 57 games Scobey was whistled for 707 fouls (12.4 average) and committed 559 turnovers (9.8).
The 57 opponents made 731 total field goals, 192 of them 3-pointers, and 333545 (.611) free throws for 1,987 total points (34.8).
There have been 28 total players involved in the 57game run, seven managers and one very reliable offi cial bookkeeper named Cliff Hames.
Starting with the 201819 team (note: these are the tournament rosters of 12 suited up and two alternates): seniors Martin Farver, Austyn Fishell, Jeremy Handy, Colter Linder, Dakota Linder; juniors Brayden Cromwell, Kannon Ferestad; sophomores Parker Cromwell, Aidan Fishell, Caden Handran, Addison Stentoft, Jayce Tande. Alternates at the State C Tournament: Rio Booth, Reagan Machart. Managers: John Carney, Bram Handran, Boen Tande, Braxton Wolfe. Videographer: Thomas Weltikol. Cheerleaders, advised by Lynley Garner: Makayla Hauk, Cara Hawbaker, Camilla Jensen. Activities Director: Logan Brower.
The 2019-20 team: seniors Max Cole, Brayden Cromwell, Kannon Ferestad; juniors Rio Booth, Parker Cromwell, Aidan Fishell, Caden Handran, Addison Stentoft, Jayce Tande; sophomores Reagan Machart, Gage Southland; freshman Boen Tande. Alternates at the State C: Jimi Jones, Zach Turner. Managers: John Carney, Bram Handran, Evan Tande, Braxton Wolfe. Videographers: Tristan Fladager, Brooke Trower. Cheerleaders (advisor Garner): Kylee Anderson, Alexa Fishell, Cara Hawbaker, Camilla Jensen, Sage Kilgore, Jenna Linder, Lucy Villa. Activities Director: Shalice Maldonado.
The 2020-21 team: seniors Rio Booth, Parker Cromwell, Aidan Fishell, Caden Handran, Addison Stentoft, Jayce Tande; juniors Hudson Kjos, Reagan Machart, Cole Taylor; sophomores Bo Anderson, Boen Tande; freshman Gage Hal lock. Alternates: juniors Jimi Jones, Zach Turner. Managers: Bram Handran, Blake Lekvold, Evan Tande, Reese Tande. Videographer: Camden Cromwell. Cheerleaders (adviser Garner): Kylee An-
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derson, Alexa Fishell, Cara Hawbaker, Camilla Jensen, Sage Kilgore, Jenna Linder, Lucy Villa. Activities Director: Shalice Maldonado.
The 2021-22 team: seniors Jimi Jones, Hudson Kjos, Reagan Machart, Zach Turner; juniors Bo Anderson, Jace Bilbrey, Luke Cromwell, Owen Fishell, Tristan Fladager, Boen Tande; sophomores Gage Hallock, Braxton Wolfe.
Managers: Bram Handran, Blake Lekvold, Evan Tande, Reese Tande. Videographer: Camden Cromwell. Cheerleaders (advisor Garner): Katie Anderson, Kinsey Anderson, Kylee Anderson, Payton Braut, Maude Hammerly, Hayley Hersel, Taizah Hersel, Alanea King, Jenna Linder, Abby Summers, Lucy Villa. Activities Director: Shalice Maldonado.
Here are the condensed 57 boxscores from The Streak:
1. Scobey (74) versus Plenty Coups Warriors (61), State C Tournament, MetraPark, Billings, Fri., Mar. 8, 2019, loserout — Leading scorer: Caden Handran 5 5-9 15. Team totals: 28 17-27 74. Three-point field
goals: Parker Cromwell 1. Fouls:
20. Turnovers: 9. For your information (FYI): The game was tied six times at 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 and 24 before the Spartans pulled away early in the second quarter.
2. Scobey (47) vs. Melstone Broncs (42), State C Tournament, MetraPark, Billings, Sat., Mar. 9, loser-out — Leading scorer: Jeremy Handy 4 6-6 14.
Team totals: 16 10-10 47. Threepoint field goals: Jayce Tande 2, P. Cromwell 1, Aidan Fishell 1, Austyn Fishell 1. Fouls: 15. Turnovers: 7. FYI: Scobey’s largest leads were in the fourth quarter at 39-31 (5:50) and 41-33 (4:45).
3. Fairview Warriors (43) vs. Scobey (51), State C Tournament, MetraPark, Billings, Sat., Mar. 9, consolation — Leading scorer: Ai. Fishell 4 7-11 16.
Team totals: 16 17-24 51. Threepoint field goals: P. Cromwell 1, Ai. Fishell 1. Fouls: 9. Turnovers:
10. FYI: The Spartans out-rebounded the Warriors 18-10 in the game.
4. MonDak Thunder (Westby, Mont.-Grenora, N.D.)(48) at Scobey (61), Sat. Dec. 7 — Leading scorer: Ai...