Friday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldogs vs. Broncs

Friday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldogs vs. Broncs

Prep boys’ basketball
Billings Senior at Butte High, 7:30 p.m.

Fresh of Tuesday’s shocking win over Billings Skyview, the Broncs (5-9 overall and, 2-7 in conference) will come to the Richardson Gym for an Eastern AA showdown with the Bulldogs (7-9, 2-6).

The Broncs topped Butte High 59-47 in the team’s first meeting Jan. 20 in Billings. Brooks Zimmer, a 6-foot-6 junior, scored 16 points in that win. Slade Cobb, a 6-4 junior, tossed in 11. Connor Kieckbusch, a 6-foot junior, scored 20 points in Tuesday’s upset.

Butte High senior Brock Powell scored 24 points in the first meeting with Senior. Classmate Ryson Lovshin scored 15.

The Bulldogs begin their tough four-game stretch to close the regular season trying to stop a four-game losing streak. They play host to Skyview Saturday afternoon. That game will also be at the Richardson Gym.

Prep girls’ basketball
Butte High at Billings Senior, 7:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs (2-14, 0-8) hit the road looking to build on last week’s win. The Broncs (8-6, 4-5) are looking for the season sweep of Butte High.

Behind Kola Bad Bear’s 28-point performance, Senior beat Butte High 57-23 Jan. 20 in Butte. The 6-1 sophomore averages 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game to lead the Broncs.

The game is the first for the Bulldogs since senior Abby Dodge returned from a knee injury and sparked a 50-46 win over Dillon. Dodge was one of three Bulldogs in double figure scoring with 10 points in the win. Brittney Tierney scored 13, while fellow sophomore Ally Cleverly scored 12.

Butte High plays at Billings Skyview on Saturday afternoon.

Junior A Hockey
Butte Cobras at Bellingham Blaze, 7:35 p.m.

The Cobras (23-17-2) are back on the road to begin a three-game WSHL Northwest Division series against the Blaze (13-32-1).

The Cobras, who are 18-4 in their last 22 games, swept the Blaze Jan. 12-14 in Butte.

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