Clayton Morsette Jr., Box Elder Basketball
Box Elder's Clayton Morsette, left, scored 27 points in the 9C championship game.
It had been quite come time since the Box Elder boys basketball team captured a District 9C tournament championship. But sophomore Clayton Morsette Jr., made sure to help the Bears end that drought. Morsette averaged 24 points and five rebounds over Box Elder's two wins at last week's 9C tourney in Havre. In Box Elder's triple-overtime win over Big Sandy in Saturday night's game, Morsette poured in a game-high 27 points as Box Elder advanced to the Northern C later this week in Great Falls.
Makhayla Farmer, Chinook Basketball
Chinook junior Makhayla Farmer has found plenty of success in her brief high school basketball career. But now Farmer has a second District 9C championship to go with her accolades. Farmer scored 23 points and grabbed
eight rebounds as Chinook beat North Star 48-38 in Saturday's 9C girls championship game. She also led the Beeters in scoring in the semifinals, while helping Chinook advance to its third straight Northern C tournament, which starts Wednesday in Great Falls. Farmer is also a volleyball and track standout.