Butte High girls go down fighting at Flathead

Butte High girls go down fighting at Flathead

KALISPELL — Butte High’s girls’ basketball team gave Kalispell Flathead all it could handle Friday night.

Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it was not enough.

The Bravettes bounced back from their first loss of the season with a hard-fought 36-32 Western win over the Bulldogs. The win lifted Flathead to 11-1 overall and 7-1 in conference play.

The victory came despite a Bulldog run in the second half.

Flathead led 21-11 at the halftime, and Bulldog Tyler Clary opened the third quarter with a 3-poitner to ignite a 10-0 Bulldog run. Laura Rosenleaf tied the game with a bucket with 4 minutes, 50 seconds left in the third.

Emmarie Richards tied the game again at 26 late in the fourth quarter.

Avery Chouinard, though, hit a 3-ponter with 3:32 left in the game to give the Bravettes the lead for good.

Maddy Moore scored 11 points to lead the Bravettes. Clare Converse added nine points. Akilah Kubi tossed in six, and Moy scored five.

Kodie Hoagland and Rosenleaf each scored nine points to lead the Bulldogs, who played without injured Ashley Olson. She sprained an ankle in practice this week.

Richards scored seven points for the Bulldogs, who got five from Payton Clary and three from Tyler Clary. Brooke McGrath, Pieper Joseph and Rian Ferriter also contributed for Butte High, which fell to 7-5 and 3-5.

Butte High will stay in Kalispell to take on Glacier at 3 p.m. Saturday.

BUTTE HIGH (7-5, 3-5) — Brooke McGrath 0-2 0-0 0, Emmarie Richards 3-5 0-0 7, Laurel Rosenleaf 3-6 3-3 9, Kodie Hoagland 3-7 0-0 9, Tylar Clary 1-5 0-0 3, Pieper Joseph 0-0 0-0 0, Payton Clary 1-4 2-2 4, Rian Ferriter 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 11-32 5-5 32.
KALISPELL FLATHEAD (11-1, 7-1) — Maddy Moore 5-11 0-0 11, Avery Chouinard 1-7 0-1 3, Akilah Kubi 2-4 2-2 6, Maddy Moy 2-9 0-0 5, Clare Converse 3-5 2-2 9, Olivia Pate 1-1 0-0 2, Ivy Gannon 0-1 0-0 0, Tali Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 14-38 4-5 36.
Butte               8            3        12          9 — 32
Flathead         11        10          5        10 — 36

3-point goals — Butte 5-13 (Hoagland 3-5, Richards 1-3, T.Clary 1-5), Flathead 4-14 (Moore 1-1, Converse 1-2, Moy 1-4, Chouinard 1-7). Rebounds — Butte 15 (Rosenleaf 7), Flathead 29 (Moore 8, Gannon 8). Fouls — Butte 8, Flathead 10. Steals — Butte 11 (Hoagland 4), Flathead 8 (Kubi 5). Blocks — Butte 0, Flathead 3 (Gannon, Moy, Moore). Turnovers — Butte 12, Flathead 15.



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