Boys 4C: Melstone, Wibaux, Jordan, Terry are winners

By Star Staff

STAR PHOTO/Sharon Moore

Brody Grebe of Melstone dunks for two of his 35 points during the Broncs’ 80-6 win over Northern Cheyenne Tribal in the opening round of the Montana Boys 4C basketball tournament at Custer County District High School in Miles City on Wednesday.

The top four seeds rolled to victory in Wednesday’s first round of the Montana Class 4C boys basketball tournament at Custer County District High School in Miles City.

Unbeaten Melstone soared to a 56-0 lead at halftime and humbled Northern Cheyenne Tribal of Busby 80-6.

Wibaux followed with a 60-40 win over Custer-Hysham, Jordan rolled past Ekalaka 58-41 and Terry toppled Broadus 76-49.

Wednesday’s Games

Melstone 80, N. Cheyenne 6

Melstone led 56-0 at halftime, and the second half was played with a running clock due to the 40-point rule.

Two-time all-state selection Brody Grebe scored 31 of his game-high 35 points in the first half for the Broncs, who improved to 17-0. Beni Jankovits added nine points and Tyler Kombol eight.

The Eagles, who were outrebounded 42-24, didn’t score until Dylan McConnell hit a 3-pointer well into the third quarter. He had five points.

Grebe, a junior who is the son of coach Jason Grebe, was 15-for-22 from the field, including 3-for-5 on 3-pointers. He had several dunks.

Wibaux 60, Custer-Hysham 40

Wibaux led 26-16 at halftime, but the Rebels closed to 28-23 in the third quarter. Wibaux outscored Custer-Hysham 17-7 in the final eight minutes.

Cobe Begger led the way with 19 points, followed by Tei Lunde with 16. Chance Larson and Ryelee Wiserman added eight each.

Custer-Hysham’s leaders were Matlock Morrison with 13 points and Preston Long with 11.

The Longhorns made six 3-pointers, two each by Lunde and Wiserman. Lunde also pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Longhorns to a 48-36 edge off the glass.

The biggest cheer of the game may have come when Gasvoda, a 5-foot-1 eighthgrader, hit a 3-pointer at the final buzzer.

Jordan 58, Ekalaka 41

The Mustangs jumped in front 17-4 after one quarter and were never in danger.

It was 22-13 at halftime and 43-31 through three quarters before they outscored the Bulldogs 15-10 in the fourth quarter.

Leading Jordan was Keenan Murnion with 21 points, Edward Murnion with 18 and Brem Phipps with 11.

Mick O’Connor scored 21 points for Ekalaka. Jared Pardee added seven, Max Larson and Caleb Fix had five each and Wyatt Kittelmann had three.

Jordan was outrebounded 40-36 with O’Connor pulling down 11.

Terry 76, Broadus 49

The Terriers outscored Broadus in every quarter and led 39-24 at halftime before boosting the advantage to 55-30 after three quarters.

Shad Mack and Kale Gierke scored 17 points apiece and Kobe Chaska added 12 for Terry, which got scoring from 11 players.

The lone player in double figures for the Hawks was Tayden Gee with 16. He also pulled down 14 rebounds.