Event Information

Basketball Scholastic3rd-12th Grade


Friday, July 20, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Other Info

Starting times vary per site. More information provided to the left.

 2017 Entry Form

 2017 Sport Information

Aired Live!!

Girls and Boys Grades 11 & 12 Championship games will be aired live on the SWX Channel!

Related Events

Adult Basketball


See "Sites" tab.

Entry Fees

Team Fee:
(Up to 10 players)
Late Registration:
(After June 17th)
Add Players*:
(11+ players)
Add/Swap Players*:
(Up to 10 Players)
Free Until July 10
 Online Entry Deadline: June 30 or until division fills
 T-Shirt Deadline: July 5 at 5pm

*Guaranteed 2 Games. Minimum of 5 and up to 10 players per entry. Each additional player after 10 is $20. Roster changes are subject to approval.

Event Photos

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Billings YMCA

402 N. 32nd St.
Billings, MT 59101
Girls & Boys 3rd & 4th Grade - Saturday & Sunday

Senior High School

425 Grand Ave.
Billings, MT 59101
Boys 9th & 10th Grade - Saturday & Sunday
Boys 11th & 12th Grade - Saturday & Sunday

Billings West High School

2201 St Johns Ave.
Billings, MT 59102
Girls 9th & 10th Grade - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Girls 11th & 12th Grade - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Billings Central High School

3 Broadwater Ave.
Billings, MT 59101
Boys 7th & 8th Grade - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Riverside Middle School

3700 Madison Ave.
Billings, MT 59101
Girls & Boys 5th & 6th Grade - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Medicine Crow Middle School

900 Barrett Rd.
Billings, MT 59105
Girls 7th & 8th Grade - Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Event Sponsored by:


Dick is a graduate of MSU-Bozeman in Agricultural Business and Physical Education. He has been a basketball commissioner for BSSG for many years. He has also officiated high school and college football, and was a MOA Basketball Official for over 20 years. Zier is the owner of Dick Zier Brokerage.

Rodd has been playing basketball for 50 years, and has participated in the Men's Master's basketball division of the Games for over 20 years. He has served as basketball commissioner for BSSG for many years, and has also participated in the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Rodd is employed at Calton, Hamman and Wolff PC.

Kyle Schlichenmayer has played basketball his whole life. He was a 3-year starter for Billings West, and played in the State Games every year until college. He has a Business degree from the University of Montana, and recently moved back to Billings from Denver. He works as a Financial Services professional with New York Life Insurance Company and NYLIFE Securities LLC.

Devan is a graduate of Montana State University, with a degree in Business Finance. He is a Montana Licensed Insurance Consultant at PayneWest Insurance, and serves on two local non-profit board of directors for the Billings Family YMCA and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County. Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf and camping with his wife and young daughter.

Kolten is a graduate of Carroll College with a degree in Civil Engineering. This will be his first year serving as a basketball commissioner for the BSSG. Kolten played football at Carroll College, and was a member of the 2007 NAIA National Championship Team. Kolten is a partner at Territorial Landworks, Inc., a Montana Engineering, Surveying, and Consulting Firm.

State Games of America Qualifier

All 2017 and 2018 Big Sky State Games medalists, and some 2018 medalists are eligible to compete in the
2018 State Games of America in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Current sports are:

Archery, Basketball, Biathlon, Billiards, Bowling, Cycling (Mountain Bike), Disc Golf, Equestrian, Fencing, Figure Skating, Golf, Ice Hockey, Karate, Lacrosse, Pickleball, Racquetball, Road Race, Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tae Kwon Do/Judo, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Please see the State Games of America website for more information.

Scholastic Basketball Brackets

The following Scholastic Basketball Brackets are available for download for the grades listed.

Combined Scholastic Basketball
Boys Scholastic Basketball
Girls Scholastic Basketball

Championship Game to Be Aired LIVE!!!

Girls and Boys Grades 11 & 12 Championship games will be aired live on the SWX Channel. More details coming soon.

Sites and Starting Times

Starting times vary per site. Brackets and information are mailed and emailed to contact person registered on Team Entry Form, prior to event. First round pairings will be listed online and published in the Billings Gazette newspaper insert Friday, July 14 (Copies available at t-shirt pick-up).

Adding/Changing Roster

After you've registered your team(s) for an event, you can continue to add or change players using the appropriate form on our website until July 10. Please read our Sport Rules for more information. Each roster change/addition will be evaluated by the sport commissioner and the Big Sky Games office upon submission. Big Sky Games and the Sport Commissioner reserve the right to approve or deny any submission. No refunds will be provided should a submission be denied.

Special Information

Please Note the following:

  • Registration may close early if the division fills.
  • All teams must provide a scorekeeper or timer for every game.
  • You are responsible for brining your own practice balls and game balls.
  • You will follow the sport rules listed.

Event Check In

Teams must check in fifteen (15) minutes before game by reporting to scoring table with a typed or printed team roster prior to each game played. Roster must be identical to entry form roster.


Each team member must wear a numbered jersey or T-shirt. Arrive at the site dressed to play. No locker rooms or towels will be provided.


There is a daily admission charge for spectators. All team members receive FREE ADMISSION by checking in at the site where they first play each day.

Sportsmanship and Conduct

Good sportsmanship is required when addressing volunteer officials and scorekeepers. Unsportsmanlike conduct is not accepatable and will be penalized ad deemed appropriate by the officials.

Scholastic Rules

  • Divisions are based on the grade players will be entering as of September 2017 (players may play up but not down).
  • Seniors graduating in Spring 2017 are not eligible to play Scholastic Basketball; however, they are eligible to play Adult Basketball.
  • Teams subject to disqualification for players in wrong division.
  • Players may not play on more than one team in a division.
  • Games will not be rearranged for players with scheduling conflicts due to play in two divisions.
  • To view a full set of rules for Scholastic Basketball, please see our Rules & Regulations page.
Playing Up

Players can play up to another grade, but not down. Playing in the wrong division is subject to disqualification. Please make sure you specify the correct division/grade.