Lame Deer boys basketball G/F Journey Emerson voted SBLive’s Montana High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Lame Deer boys basketball guard/forward Journey Emerson for being voted SBLive’s Montana High School Athlete of the Week for Dec. 20-26!

The senior scored the fourth-most points ever, according to the Montana state record book, in a single game with 61 points in a 106-68 win over Poplar, including nine 3-pointers.

Emerson received 50% of the vote, beating out Alberton-Superior’s Orion Plaake who finished second with 20%.

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Dec. 20-26:

Damon Gros Ventre, Lodge Grass Boys Basketball: Poured in 32 points in a 77-73 victory over Class A Hardin, and added 25 points in a 70-51 win over Colstrip.

Rodrigo Takano, Terry Boys Basketball: Scored 39 points in a 75-29 victory over Plevna.

Orion Plaake, Alberton-Superior Boys Basketball: Contributed 35 points in a 67-50 victory over Two Eagle River.

Lane Love, Billings Skyview Boys Basketball: Scored 30 points as the defending Class AA champs beat the defending Class A champs Billings Central, 64-56 in overtime.

Eyan Becker, Missoula Valley Christian Boys Basketball: Scored 30 points, stepping into the starting lineup in place of Riely Reimer who injured his ankle during pre-game introductions, in a 51-45 victory over Philipsburg.

Lane Demontinev, Big Sandy Boys Basketball: Scored 29 points in a 82-48 upset victory over Denton-Geyser-Stanford.

Draya Wacker, Melstone Girls Basketball: Scored a game-high 26 points in a 61-10 victory over Custer-Hyshem and had 21 points in a 61-9 win over Wibaux.

Hallie Neibauer, Chinook Girls Basketball: Scored 28 points in a 52-43 victory over Hays-Lodgepole.

Chloe Messerly, Harlem Girls Basketball: Scored 28 points in a 76-32 victory over Rocky Boy.

Raelynne Brier, Harlem Girls Basketball: Matched teammate Messerly with 28 points in a 76-32 victory over Rocky Boy.

Tailey Harris, Lockwood Girls Basketball: Scored a game-high 29 points in a 58-57 loss to Shepherd.

Becky Melcher, Forsyth Girls Basketball: Scored a game-high 27 points in a 65-47 victory over Baker and had 20 in a 63-34 win over Shepherd.

Brooke Badinovac, Butte Central Girls Basketball: Scored 24 points in a 58-25 victory over Corvallis.

Laura Zietske, Simms Girls Basketball: Scored 29 points in a 60-46 victory over Augusta.

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