Bulldog girls win third straight

BILLINGS — Natalee Faupel scored 15 points to lead three Butte High players in double figures Friday night as the Bulldogs beat Billings Skyview 58-41 in an Eastern AA girls’ basketball game.

Butte High outscored the Falcons 24-11 to take command and win for the third straight time. Butte High improved to 7-2 overall and 2-1 in conference.

Faupel also grabbed a team-leading eight rebounds in the win.

Sammy McGree scored 13 points and dished out five assists, while Hattie Thatcher chipped in with 11 points and three assists.

Also for Butte High, Hailey Hoagland scored seven points, Carlie Haeffner tallied five points and six boards, Erika McLeod scored four, Maria Michelottie scored two and Ashton McCloskey tossed in one. McLeod and Michelottie added five boards each.

The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday when they take on Billings West at 4:30 p.m. in Billings.

BUTTE HIGH (7-2, 2-1) — Hailey Hoagland 2-9 3-5 7, Natalee Faupel 5-9 2-5 15, McKaul Ori 0-0 0-0 0, Mariah Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, Bethany McLean 0-0 0-0 0, Sammy McGree 5-9 1-1 13, Ashten McCloskey 0-0 1-2 1, Erika McLeod 2-2 0-0 4, Hattie Thatcher 5-8 0-1 11, Carlie Haeffner 2-7 1-3 5, Maria Michelotti 1-2 0-2 2, Andie Hogan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-46 8-19 58.
BILLINGS SKYVIEW (3-7, 0-4) — Hannah Stott 1-6 0-2 2, Sarah McDermott 1-5 0-0 3, Morgan Webster 0-0 0-2 0, Jessica Spang 0-2 1-2 1, Morgan Covington 1-2 0-1 4, Vanessa Newman 4-6 0-2 8, Taven Morrison 5-17 2-2 12, Hailey Copinga 4-8 2-4 10, Katie Nessan 0-4 1-2 1, Brianna Bull Shows 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-50 6-17 41.
Butte High                  24  14   9   11 — 58
Billings Skyview          11  10   5   15 — 41

3-point goals — Butte 6 (Faupel 3, McGree 2, Thatcher), Skyview 2 (McDermott 1, Covington 1. Rebounds —Butte 37 (Faupel 8), Skyview 36 (Copinga 9). Turnovers — Butte 21, Skyview 22. Fouls — Butte 17, Skyview 18. Fouled out — none.



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