The second of the Dillon vs Butte High double header got underway with a slow start for both teams as both teams settled in and shook off the rust. Dillon Started strong off back cuts and drives to the lane, Dylan “Bobby” Bache’ met a Dillon player midair swatting it away to begin the game before both teams hit a couple of free throws and buckets, Dillon led 7-2 with just over 4 to play in the opening period.
Stagnant offense and turnovers hurt the Dogs early on before Bache’ nailed a jumper to cut the lead to 9-4, on their next possession Torre Temple found Hudson Luedtke in the key where he hit a nice turnaround jumper to cut the lead to 3 with 2:30 to play.
Torre Temple would cut into the lead even further as he buried a corner triple leading to a quick Dillon deuce, and 3 ball to extend their lead to 14-9 leading to a Matt Luedtke timeout.
Off a great dish again from Torre Temple Bobby Bache’ canned another triple for the Dogs cutting the Dillon lead to just 2. Each time they would get close the Beavers would find nylon as they canned a triple of their own to make it 17-12 after a Colton Shea bucket.
Dillon continued to work their offense and establish themselves in the paint as they continued to score down low in the first half, as Carter Curnow had the hot hand, 21-14 beavers with 5 to play in the first half. Dillon would a deep 3 from the pro line to extend their lead to 12, Dylan “Bobby” Bache’ refused to go away as he canned a deuce and made a trip to line and completed the 3-point play for Butte, 26-18 with 1:45 to play in the half. Off a botched pass Bache’ scooped and scored another deuce to keep Butte within striking distance. In a fast paced first half none other than Dylan Bache’ hit a floater as time expired and cut the lead to 7 at the half 28-21 Dillon.
Tocher Lee opened up the scoring in the second half off a nice deuce leading to another Bulldog two cutting the lead to 5 early on in the 3rd. Tocher Lee would come up big for another 3 ball cutting it to 32-30 with 4 to play in the 3rdperiod.
Rueso Battermann would get a board off a blocked shot and go up for two and score while being fouled on the play giving the Dogs a 1-point lead but it wouldn’t last long as Dillon splashed home a 3 ball of their own to go back up by 2.
After a Beaver timeout, Torre Temple buried a triple of his own to put the Dogs back up by 1 in a 3rd quarter slugfest. Again as Butte would find a sliver of a lead Dillon came down and splashed another triple right back that was then on the very next possession answered by none other than Tocher Lee, 39-38 Butte with 2 minutes to play in the quarter.
Off a great pass on a defensive collapse, Rueso Battermann splashed home another Bulldog triple only to be answered right back by Dillon with a trey ball of their own, Butte would yet again trade a lead with Dillon and go up 1 after a Hudson Luedtke free throw, 44-43 Dogs after 3 quarters of play. Both teams continued to trade buckets to start the 4th Dillon hit a nice elbow jumper followed by a Bache’ floater in the lane for 2.
Luedtke would find Bo Demarais on a nice post entry pass as Demarais would lay it in for two, but Dillon continued to respond each possession as the lead swung back and forth, Dillon hit a fast break lay in leading to a timeout and a 52-48 lead with 4:23 to play.
Rueso Battermann made one final push with two to play on a fast break dish from Luedtke he went up scored and was fouled eventually completing the 3 point play to cut the lead to 4 with 1:58 to play, timeout Butte.
Dillon kept forcing the issue and not letting their foot off the pedal, but Tocher Lee said hold up as he canned yet another triple at the top of the key to cut the lead to 3 with a minute to go. Dillons Carter Curnow stayed calm and poised as he handled the rock under pressure and would score and be fouled, miss the free throw but a lane violation occurred giving him another chance and he hit it to extend the lead to 6 with 30 seconds to play. The Beavers come to town and spoil the Bulldogs night, 64-54.
The Bulldogs will return to action again this week at the Civic Center for the much anticipated cross town rivalry in another boys and girls double header.
The Bulldogs were led by Dylan Bache’ with 18 points, Tocher Lee had 15,Rueso Battermann had 9, Torre Temple had 6, Hudson Luedtke had 4, and Bo Demarais tossed in 2 for the Dogs.
The Beavers were led by Carter Curnow who had 23 points, and Kyler Engellant with 14.