KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy athletes of the week not only had strong individual games but also contributed heavily to team imp[rovement and team success.

Our male athlete is six three junior, Brandon Aimsback of Browning who knocked down a season-high and career-high 32 points against Shelby last Friday night. Even though Shelby won the game eventually, Aimsback's play was outstanding and kept the Running Indians in the game throughout. Browning head coach, Mark Magee says Brandon is developing into a real inside presence and is also the team's leading rebounder. Browning came off the loss Friday night and beat a very good Fairfield team by 18 points after having lost to the Eagles in their first meeting by 11. Brandon Aimsback finished with 12 points in that game.

Female athlete of the week goes to senior, Payge Durocher of the red-hot Choteau Lady Bulldogs. Choteau has run their record to 12 and 2 now and their victory over rival Fairfield last weekend was a gem for the four-year starter. Payge led the team in scoring with 20 points after coming out of the locker room red-hot, scoring Choteau's first 13 points of the game and they never let Fairfield back in it. They also had steals that led to points and the lady bulldogs played strong defense all night long. The 20 point effort was her season high and included three three-point and she was one of one at the free-throw line. Payge added 11 the next day in a win over Jefferson.

Also nominated this week Cut Bank senior Marissa VandenBos who had a season-high 21 against Harlem Saturday.

Congratulations to our KSEN/K96 - Bozeman Trophy Athletes of the Week; Junior Brandon Aimsback of Browning and senior Payge Durocher of Choteau. The Athlete of the Week is sponsored locally by McDonald's in Cut Bank. McDonald's honors our athletes with two free value meals each.

And we encourage fans, coaches, teammates and parents to nominate athletes of the week. If you think they've had an exceptional performance email me at mark.daniels@townsquaremedia.com.