Montana high school basketball team posts a 102-0 shutout

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A northeastern Montana high school girls’ basketball team posted a 102-0 shutout of a short-handed opponent last weekend.

Brockton coach Terrence Johnson tells the Great Falls Tribune he usually has nine or 10 girls available, but due to several reasons, only suited up five Friday against the much taller and more experienced Froid-Medicine Lake team. Brockton’s roster included an eighth-grader.

Froid-Medicine Lake, with three players that are at least 6 feet tall, built a 59-0 halftime lead. The game clock ran continuously in the second half.

Coach Lance Brekke said he felt bad for the Brockton players and he doesn’t want to see something like that happen again.

Johnson says his team holds no ill feelings toward their opponents. He says his girls did everything possible to score.

19-year-old coach leads high school team

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) — A 19-year-old high school basketball coach is turning heads in Maine.

The Kennebec Journal reports Skyler Archer took the unpaid position as Seacoast Christian’s boys’ basketball coach this year. Archer played for the small private South Berwick school and graduated last spring.

Athletic director Nikki Winship says she didn’t hesitate hiring her younger brother. She says he has done a great job.

Archer has met all the coaching qualifications outlined by the Maine Principal’s Association. MPA Executive Director Dick Durost says a head coach like Archer is “unusual but not unprecedented.”

Archer’s players say his age isn’t a factor. They appreciate their young coach’s basketball IQ and leadership skills.

Archer says he didn’t think he’d become a coach this soon, but he believes it was meant to be.