Written by Darla Shumway
Several area players competed in the 16-team Class C East Senior Basketball Tournament in Billings Thursday, March 20 through Saturday, March 22. The best senior boys’ basketball players in Montana were invited. Four AA, A, B and C teams competed against each other. The tournament is also known as the Treasure State Classic.
The C East team consisted of Tim Lenihan, Lustre; Jalen Hendrickson, Froid/Lake; Chance Roberts, Brockton; Tanner Holton, Froid/Lake; Lane Verschoot, Richey/Lambert; Skylar Fisher, Nashua; Justin Bieber, Fairview; Ryan Kasten, Circle; Ajay Headdress, Lustre; and Dolan Taylor, Circle.
Luke Kloker of Fairview and Josh Stentoft of Froid/Lake coached the team.
The C East beat the Central A senior team 69-50 on Thursday, March 20. Friday brought them up against the B South team that ended up taking third place in the tournament. B South won 84-78. In the final game, C East played C West and lost 110-97.