Bulldog girls roll in Anaconda

ANACONDA — Make it 10 in a row for the Butte High girls’ basketball team.

The No. 2 Bulldogs used their relentless full-court press to terrorize the Copperheads, and Butte High rolled to a 68-34 non-conference win over Anaconda at the Snake Pit.

Natalee Faupel reached double figures for the fifth straight game and 11th time in 16 games to lead the Bulldogs. The senior matched a season-high with 22 points to lead three Bulldogs in double figures.

Hailey Hoagland and Sammy McGree both scored 14 points for the Bulldogs, who improved to 14-2 on the season. Butte High hasn’t lost since Jan. 3 at Great Falls High. The Bulldogs have since avenged that overtime loss to the Bison.

Hattie Thatcher scored seven points, while Mariah Richardson scored four, Erika McLeod, Maria Michelotti and Andie Hogan scored two and Ashten McCloskey tossed in one.

Taylor Flynn scored seven to lead the Copperheads. Mollie Huber tossed in six.

Butte High is off until next Friday and Saturday when the Bulldogs play host to Billings Skyview and Billings West in key Eastern AA games.

Butte High      18  20   14   16 — 68
Anaconda          7    6   12     9 — 34

BUTTE HIGH (14-2) — Hailey Hoagland 6-14 0-2 14, Natalee Faupel 8-14 6-8 22, Sammy McGree 6-12 2-2 14, Erika McLeod 0-3 2-3 2, Hattie Thatcher 2-5 2-2 7, Mariah Richardson 0-2 4-6 4, Ashten McCloskey 0-0 1-2 1, Maria Michelotti 1-3 0-0 2, Andie Hogan 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 24-57 17-25 68.
ANACONDA (5-10) — Taylor Flynn 3-5 0-0 7, Kiernan Gallagher 2-5 0-0 4, Natasha Strommen 1-3 0-0 2, Julia Peterson 2-3 0-0 5, Tyler Baustadt 1-3 1-2 3, Lacey Moodry 1-11 0-0 3, Mollie Huber 1-2 4-6 6, Shea Forsberg 2-2 0-0 4, Kristy Hayden 0-2 0-0 0, Shelby McNeil 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-36 5-8 34.
3-pointers — Butte 3-21 (Hoagland 2-7, Thatcher 1-4, McGree 0-3, Hogan 0-3, Richardson 0-2, McLeod 0-1, Faupel 0-1), Anaconda 3-10 (Flynn 1-3, Peterson 1-2, Moodry 1-3, Huber 0-1, Hayden 0-1). Rebounds – Butte 36 (Faupel 10), Anaconda 28 (Moodry 6). Steals — Butte 12 (McGree 4, Faupel 3), Anaconda 6 (Flynn 2). Blocks – Butte 0, Anaconda 3 (Strommen 2). Fouls — Butte 11, Anaconda 20. Fouled out —Peterson, Huber. Turnovers —Butte 14, Anaconda 29.



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