Columbia Falls’ Kehr signs with MSU-Northern

Columbia Falls’ Kehr signs with MSU-Northern
Columbia Falls' Peyton Kehr looks to pass as Hardin's Trahnea Phelan defends during the 2017 Class A state championship game at the Butte Civic Center. (Butte Sports file photo)

Peyton Kehr, the MVP of the 2017 Class A State girls’ basketball tournament in Butte, has signed to play for MSU-Northern.

Skylights coach Chris Mouat announced the signing of the 5-foot-10 guard who is a two-time All-State selection.

At the state tournament last month at the Butte Civic Center, Kehr she averaged 15 points per game and helped lead Columbia Falls to its first State A girls title since 1983.  The Wildkats finished with an overall record of 23-1.

“Peyton is a great addition for us,” Mouat said in a statement. “She shoots the ball well, she has good length, and is a proven scorer and winner.  I really like the fact that she shot good percentages from everywhere on the floor.  Plus, she’s coming from a great program and I know she has been well-coached along the way.  We enjoyed having her on campus during the HIT Tournament and I think she is a great fit for our program.”

As a senior, Kehr shot 53 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the 3-point line. She averaged 14 points and five rebounds per game.  She was recently named to the Great Falls Tribune Super State Team.

“I’m excited about Peyton’s future here,” Mouat said. “She is a part of a freshman class that we are really happy about.”

Kehr joins Havre’s Naomi Terry and Fairfield’s Allix Goldhahn as Skylight freshman signees so far.

Kehr also excels on the softball field, where she has already been a two-time All-State pick.  She is currently competing in her senior softball season for the Wildkats.

Kehr is the daughter of Dave and Robyn Kehr. She plans on majoring in education at MSU-Northern.

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