GREAT FALLS — Great Falls High had to work overtime to knock off the Butte High Bulldogs Tuesday night.
The Bison escaped with a 25-11, 18-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-11 Eastern AA win over Butte High to salvage a split in the season series. The Bulldogs swept the match when the two teams met in Butte.
Danielle Devlin tallied 16 kills to lead the Bison, who topped the Bulldogs in that category 45-26.
Kira Mortensen continued her strong sophomore campaign with 10 kills and 10 blocks to lead the Bulldogs. Bethanney Foley dished out 14 assists for the Bulldogs, while Keeley Pochervina collected 22 digs and Brittney Tierney served three aces.
The Bulldogs are back in action Thursday when they play host to Great Falls Russell. The Bulldogs beat the Rustlers in four sets Sept. 19 in Great Falls.
Great Falls High def. Butte High 25-11, 18-25, 25-18, 24-26, 15-11
Butte High — Digs 61 (Keeley Pochervina 22), blocks 10 (Kira Mortensen 10), kills 26 (Mortensen 10), assists 21 (Bethanney Foley 14), aces 5 (Brittney Tierney 3).
Great Falls High — Digs 60 (Erin Hocker, Krysta Leonard, Hailey Little 12), blocks 5 (Abbie Groskreutz 5), kills 45 (Danielle Devlin 16), assists 42 (Celia Keil 20, Devlin 190, aces 14 (Leonard 4, Hailey Little 3, Erin Hocker 3).