When Montana high school girls basketball programs have needed a bucket this season, these 20 players have answered the call time and time again.
SBLive talked to coaches in Montana on identifying the most clutch scorers in Montana. Names are broken down by classification, and listed in alphabetical order:
Layla Baumann, Billings West, 5-8, jr.
Second-best 3-point shooter in AA a year ago has picked up where she left off.
Brooke Berry, Skyview, 6-0, sr.
New Mexico signee became the Falcon girls first-ever 1,000-point career scorer this season.
Taylee Chirrick, Billings West, 5-10, so.
Already an all-conference selection as a freshman, coming into her own as a go-to threat.
Alex Covill, Hellgate, 6-6, jr.
Fiery competitor has made huge strides from her freshman year to now.
Lauren Cummings, Billings Senior, 5-11, jr.
Taken another step forward to become a primary threat alongside sister Allie.
Maddy Moy, Flathead, 5-8, jr.
Leading the Bravettes turnaround, from 1-11 a year ago to 6-0 so far this season.
Bailee Sayler, Hellgate, 6-0, sr.
Unique blend of size, shooting ability and agility makes her a tough matchup.
Brianna Williams, Skyview, 6-2, so.
Versatile forward just posted a double-double against Great Falls this week.
Brooke Badinovac, Butte Central, 5-11, jr.
One of Class A’s most dangerous scorers consistently adds more than 20 points a night.
Mya Hansen, Billings Central, 5-9, sr.
Butler commit can score virtually at will, but does whatever is needed to lead the Rams.
Kamber Good Luck, Hardin, 5-8, sr.
More than luck has gone into her blossoming as a scoring machine.
Layne Kearns, Hamilton, 5-9, jr.
Just knows how to score the rock, consistently scoring 20+ a night.
Taryn Searle, Hamilton, 5-5, jr.
The second half of the Broncs dynamic scoring duo alongside Kearns.
Emma Berreth, Bigfork, 5-8, sr.
Consistent contributor for one of the better squads in the state regardless of classification.
Malea Egan, Colstrip, 5-7, jr.
Ripping up Class B competition since moving from Laguna Creek in California a year ago.
Bailey Finn, Sweet Grass County, 5-4, jr.
Sweet-shooting, go-to scorer for defending Class B champions.
Paige Lofing, Huntley Project, 5-8, fr.
Has burst onto the scene with consistent scoring, including winning SBLive’s player of week award with 69 points in two games.
Becky Melcher, Forsyth, 5-8, sr.
Three-point shooting ace consistently puts up big numbers for the Dogies.
Hallie Neibauer, Chinook, 5-9, so.
While scoring is what she primarily does, also contributes 6.6 rebounds a game.
Draya Wacker, Melstone, 5-8, sr.
Montana signee proving every night that her surgically-repaired knee will hold.
(Photo courtesy of Northwest Blazers)