Butte High threes not enough at Billings Senior

Butte High threes not enough at Billings Senior

BILLINGS — Billings Senior wasn’t fazed by Butte High’s double-digit performance from 3-point land Saturday afternoon.

The Broncs rolled their record to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the Eastern AA with a 66-46 win over the Bulldogs.

“We finally shot well and competed had with one of the best teams in the state of Montana,” Butte High coach Luke Powers said. “I’m very proud of our effort in both games this weekend.”

Braxton Haws hit four 3-pointers and scored 22 points to lead the Broncs, who saw three players score in double figures.

Connor Kieckbusch scored 16 points, while Brooks Zimmer tossed in 12.

Clay Ferguson scored 16 points to lead three Butte High players in double figures.

Lathan Ricketts, Butte High’s lone senior, hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points, Kale McCarthy tossed in 10.

Kash Kelly scored six points, and Tommy Mellott knocked in two points for Butte. Trevyn Roth also contributed for Butte High (0-4, 1-8)

The Bulldogs play at Great Falls Russell on Thursday. They take on Great Falls High at home next Saturday.

BUTTE HIGH (0-4, 1-8) — Kash Kelly 2 0-0 6, Tommy Mellott 1 0-0 2, Clay Ferguson 4 3-3 16, Kale McCarthy 4 0-1 10, Lathan Ricketts 4 0-0 12, Trevyn Roth 0 0-0 0, Jacob Olson 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 3-4 46.
BILLINGS SENIOR (3-1, 7-2) — Braxton Haws 9 0-0 22, Ben LaBeau 1 1-2 3, Connor Kieckbusch 7 2-3 17, Slade Cobb 2 0-0 4, Brooks Zimmer 6 0-2 12, Christian Cotharn 0 0-0 0, Max Evensen 2 0-0 5, Mike Van Atta 0 0-0 0, Juior Bergen 0 0-0 0, Sam Evenson 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 3-8 66.
Butte High                 12        9          12        13 — 46
Billings Senior           17        14        16        19 — 66         

3-point goals — Butte 10 (Ricketts 4, Kelly 2, Ferguson 2, McCarthy 2), Senior 5 ( Haws 4, M. Evenson 1). Fouls — Butte 9, Senior 6. Fouled out — none.



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