Butte girls use long ball to rout Missoula Big Sky

Butte girls use long ball to rout Missoula Big Sky

MISSOULA — Butte High was dialed in from down town Thursday night.

The Bulldogs shot 41 percent from the 3-point line, sinking 13 shots as they completed the sweep of Missoula Big Sky with a 66-40 win over the Eagles in a Western AA girls’ basketball game.

On the night, the Bulldogs shot 13 for 32 from behind the 3-point line. Senior Makenna Carpenter led the way, draining four 3-pointers and scoring 14 points as the Bulldogs improved to 6-5 overall and 3-5 in conference play.

McCaul McCarthy came off the bench to sink three 3-pointers and score a season-high 14 points. MacKenzie Tutty joined McCarthy with three treys in an 11-point effort.

Haley Herron hit a long ball and joined in the double-digit part with 10 points.

Tylar Clary and Brooke McGrath also hit on 3-point attempts for Butte High. Grace McGrath, Trisha Ericson and Clary each finished with four points, Brooke McGrath ended with three, and Ashley Olson tossed in two for Butte High, which led 37-18 at halftime.

Erin Murphy scored 11 points for the Eagles, who fell to 0-12 and 0-8. Carbyn Sandau scored nine.

BUTTE HIGH (6-5, 3-5) — MacKenzie Tutty 3 2-2 11, Grace McGrath 2 0-2 4, Makenna Carpenter 4 2-2 14, Trisha Ericson 2 0-0 4, Haley Herron 4 1-2 10, Kodie Hoagland 0 0-0 0, McCaul McCarthy 4 1-3 14, Ashley Olson 1 0-1 2, Brooke McGrath 1 0-0 3, Maddie Skeel 0 0-0 0, Tylar Clary 1 1-2 4, Maddie Rhodes 0 0-0 0. Total 23 7-13 66.
MISSOULA BIG SKY (0-12, 0-8) — Kwincy Hansen 3, Brynne Smith 2, Michenna George 1, Corbyn Sandau 9, Sabryn Knight 6, Abbe Feilzer 6, Erin Murphy 11.
Butte High                 15        22        14        15 — 66
Missoula Big Sky      7          11        8          14 — 40

3-point goals — Butte 13 (Carpenter 4, Tutty 3, McCarthy 3, Clary, .B. McGrath, Herron), Big Sky (Hanson, Sandau Murphy). Fouls — Butte 18, Big Sky 10. Fouled out — none. Technicals — Murphy.



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