The Butte Central Maroons ended the regular season on a 17-game win streak, as they defeated the number 3 ranked Hamilton Broncs 62-51 Saturday afternoon at the MAC in a double-header, but there is more than meets the eye here as these boys have bigger plans than finishing with a win in their final regular season game at the MAC.
It was also Senior night for an absolute great group of young men that had an amazing regular season. We will take a moment to recognize these players.
Dougie Peoples did what Dougie does and has been a great leader and somehow evolved to an even better scorer after he led the Class A in scoring for the past two seasons, he’s scored 82 points in the last 3 games, he had 21 more points tonight.
Eric Loos plays an unprecedented roll for his team and is undoubtedly the X factor for the Maroons and it clearly shows on the court, in his lone game he missed this year that’s where the Maroons 1 loss came from, once he returned the team clicked and never looked back, he had 15 points tonight is his regular season finale.
Kyle Holter is a pure athlete, and he is absolutely electric and has unbelievable bounce, he sure surprised me in some games this year with the dunks he threw down, his pure athleticism and speed go hand in hand and play compliments to Eric and Dougie’s play, he had 9 tonight for the Maroons.
Konor Porchervina who didn’t play last season but played varsity last year played a very solid roll when called upon, it didn’t matter the score Konnor made sure to give 110 percent each time he stepped on the floor this year, Coach Kelly had this to say about Konnor, “We were really glad Porch played this year. He has played a key role for us off the bench, he brings toughness, physicality, and usually a great spark with his hustle play.”
Riley Gelling is a true teammate and great one at that, although Riley didn’t play a whole lot due to a knee injury, he was always there hyping his team up and showed up every day, and when he would get in the game it was pure hustle and fundamentals, he is a solid defender and rebounder.
Other Maroon contributors for tonight’s game were, Owen McPartland who had 11, and Zane Moodry had 6. The Maroons cruise to another double-digit victory on senior night.
The Maroons will kick off divisionals next week and look to make another deep run in the state tourney hosted in Bozeman this year.
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