BUTTE — Ryan Lonergan scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Bozeman advanced to the semifinals of the State Class AA high school boys’ basketball in the Butte Civic Center.
The first-round game saw the Hawks go up by 33-20 at halftime. Carter Ash hooped 12 points and Jason Coles had 11 for Bozeman, which will take a 17-5 record into a 3:30 Friday game against Billings West.
Recent Providence-Great Falls signee Connor Murgel led Helena High with 13 points. Pierce Brown had 12 points and Hayden Ferguson 11 for the Bengals, now 11-12 for the season and headed for a Friday loser-out game with crosstown rival Helena Capital at 9 a.m.