King breaks scoring record with 46 points

— Manhattan—

The Lady Tigers started off hot, taking an early 15-7 lead and successfully shutting down the Lady Herder’s most potent scoring threat, Mesa King, in the first quarter. 

King appeared frazzled and somewhat out-of-sorts offensively before Big Timber coach Kim Finn let her rest to regain her focus.

And it worked.

King went on to score 46 points, leading the Lady Herders to blow past Manhattan 65-52 Friday night.

The 6-foot senior also broke the single-game scoring record at Sweet Grass County High School previously held by Katie Hauck and Rissy Obert (41).

“She responded well and went on to have the game of her life,” Finn said. “(King’s) teammates did an exceptional job recognizing there was a mismatch and just kept getting her the ball.”

King also grabbed 18 rebounds and went 12-of-17 from the free throw line for Big Timber (10-6, 6-3 5B). 

Fellow senior Emily Hughes scored six points and had 11 rebounds and six assists while senior Halley Stratton had three points, three rebounds and four assists. Junior Madilyn Emter added two points, seven assists, three rebounds and three steals and sophomore Sydney Prather contributed six points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Herders.

“We are such an unselfish team,” Finn said. “The first thing Mesa said after she found out how many points she scored is, ‘thank you’ to all her teammates.”

Manhattan fell to 1-17, 0-10 and remains in last place in the District 5B standings.

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By Jordan P. Ingram / Yellowstone Newspapers



Photo courtesy of Dean Hendrickson

Herder senior Mesa King leaps up past Park County defenders to score during their matchup Feb. 11.




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