Basketball’s Top Statistical Performers So Far

By Beacon Staff

As statisticians across the state begin to compile stats from individual schools and allocate them on easy-to-read files and, at times, Web sites, we are beginning to get a clearer picture of the state’s top numerical performers in high school basketball.

Though I don’t have all of the up-to-date numbers in my hands yet, here are some of the most impressive stat lines from both girls and boys in the region through the first portion of the season. Numbers are listed in per-game averages.

Boys:

-Ben Cutler (senior guard, Glacier): 26 points, 48% field goals, 78% free throws, 2.8 steals
-Colt Idol (senior guard/forward, Whitefish): 21.8 points, 42% field goals, 81% free throws, 2.5 steals
-Shay Smithwick-Hann (junior post, Glacier): 12 points, 9 rebounds, 80% free throws, 2 steals, 1.3 blocks
-Brock Boll (senior forward, Bigfork): 14 points, 6 rebounds, 40% field goals

Girls:

-Kate Klundt (senior forward, Whitefish): 19.3 points, 11.5 rebounds, 40% field goals, 75% free throws, 3 assists
-Emilee Hashley (senior post, Glacier): 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 59% field goals, 5.3 steals, 1.3 blocks
-Kayla DeWit (sophomore forward, Columbia Falls): 12 points, 10.6 rebounds, 42% field goals
-Roxy Thurman (senior forward, Bigfork): 14.3 points, 4.3 steals, 3 assists

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