Bulldogs stun Hawks, heading to State

BOZEMAN — Butte High coach Terry Hauser has said it all year. It only takes one.

Butte High got that one Wednesday night, knocking off Bozeman 65-57 in the Eastern AA playoff game. The win puts the Bulldogs in the Class AA State tournament for the first time since they played for the State title in 2007.

The State tournament opens next Thursday in Great Falls.

Dallas Cook tossed in 23 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Cory Farstveet scored nine of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.

Peter Granger scored nine points, Brian Smith tossed in eight, Zach Bunney scored six and Jake Denney netted four. Killian O’Leary also played for the Bulldogs.

Butte High hit five 3-pointers early in the game. Butte High led 13-2 and 21-8 before taking a 25-20 lead into halftime.

The Hawks battled back to take the lead in the second half. Bozeman led 38-34 after three quarters.

Smith, though, hit a 3-pointer to put the Bulldogs up for good at 47-44. Butte High outscored Bozeman 31-19 in the fourth quarter.

Caleb Weidenaar scored 26 points to lead the Hawks, who closed the season at 12-9. Oliver Carr scored 16, and Cody Bender scored 12.

Bozeman swept the regular-season series with the Bulldogs (5-16), who went 2-10 in the Eastern AA Conference season. The Hawks beat Butte High 81-39 Jan. 31 in Bozeman. The Hawks won 69-52 last Tuesday in Butte.

Butte High, though, got the one that counted.

BUTTE HIGH (5-16) — Peter Granger 3-7 2-2 9, Zach Bunney 1-9 3-4 6, Cory Farstveet 6-10 1-2 15, Dallas Cook 8-14 5-10 23, Jake Dennehy 2-5 0-0 4, Killian O’Leary 0-1 0-0 0, Brian Smith 3-6 0-0 8. Totals 23-52 11-18 65.
BOZEMAN (12-9) — Cody Bender 3-15 4-6 12, Nick Hostetler 0-5 0-0 0, Caleb Weidenaar 11-19 1-2 26, Riley Malott 1-5 0-0 2, Oliver Carr 5-10 6-6 16, Will Dissly 0-1 1-2 1, Dylan Grubb 0-1 0-0 0, Chris Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-56 12-16 57.
Butte High      21   4    9   31 — 65
BOZEMAN   11   9  18   19 — 57
3-point goals — Butte 8-18 (Granger 1-2, Smith 2-4, Bunney 1-4, Farstveet 2-4 Cook 2-4) Bozeman 5-22 (Bender 2-9, Hostetler 0-4, Weidenaar 3-8, Dissly 0-1), Rebounds – Butte 39 (Farstveet 12, Granger 7) Bozeman 32 (Carr 9, Hostetler 5) Assists — Butte 12 (Cook 6, Bunney 4) Bozeman 7 (Grubb 2, Weidenaar 2), Total Fouls – Butte 16, Bozeman 15. 3 comments



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  • Joe O'Mara
    February 27, 2013, 10:18 pm

    Great job to the bulldog boys!!! Don’t be satisfied now, do some damage at state!!

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  • 16's Pop
    February 27, 2013, 11:06 pm

    BOLD STATEMENT MADE!! Keep the Butte “MAGIC” going Dogs!!!

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  • Kayla O'Mara
    February 27, 2013, 11:14 pm

    Way to go dogs! That was an extremely exciting game to watch. Nothing is better than watching Bozeman getting upset twice in one night. Dogs going to state over the hawks has a nice “ring” to it if I do so myself. Keep up the good work.

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