BOZEMAN — Basketball players Braxton Hill from Anaconda and Imani Bighorn of Poplar are the 406mtsports.com Athletes of the Month for December.

Hill, a senior point guard, passed Copperhead legend Wayne Estes on the school's career scoring list and now ranks third after leaping two more spots last week. Entering Saturday's action against Eureka, Hill had 1,535 points and is on track to catch Ed Kalafat (1,614) as the top boys scorer and Ali Hurley (1,698) as the best overall.

Hill scored 42 points in a game against Jefferson in December. He is thriving despite suffering a separated shoulder during football season.

Bighorn, a 6-foot-2 junior post, scored 40 points in a win over Frazer in December and remains the only girl in Montana to have reached that mark this season. She also had 28 points and 11 rebounds in a win over defending Class B champion Malta.

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The 406mtsports.com Athletes of the Month are chosen by staff after soliciting submissions from readers. Each winner receives a certificate.

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