Friday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldogs, Cobras, Diggers

Prep boys’ basketball
Missoula Sentinel at Butte High, 7 p.m.

The Richardson Gym will be the site as the Bulldogs (3-12, 3-8) look for the regular-season sweep of the Spartans (6-9, 5-6).

Butte High got 19 points from senior Kenley Leary in a 73-63 win when the teams met Jan. 21 in Missoula. Junior Jace Stenson added 18 points, and senior Kooper Klobucar tossed in 14 in the win.

Joe Weida, a 6-foot-4 senior, Kaden Sheridan, a 6-foot senior, and Trevor Rausch, a 5-11 junior, each scored 12 points for the Spartans.

Prep girls’ basketball
Butte High at Missoula Sentinel, 7:15 p.m.

The Bulldogs (8-7, 4-7) hit the road looking to salvage a regular-season sweep with the Spartans (7-8, 5-6).

Sentinel beat Butte High 44-37 when the teams met Jan. 21 in Butte. Emily McElmurry, a 5-9 sophomore, scored 13 points to lead the Spartans in that win. Brooke Stayner, a 6-2 junior, averages 9.4 points and 5.9 rebounds, while 6-2 junior Olivia Huntsinger adds 9.1 and 5.0

Senior Brooke McGrath scored eight points to lead Butte High in the first meeting. Senior Ashley Olson, who missed the last four games with an injury, scored seven.

NA3HL hockey
Gillette at Butte, 7:30 p.m.

The Cobras close out the home portion of their schedule against the Wild this weekend at the Butte Community Ice Center.

Gillette comes to town at 37-4-2 on the season, and the Wild have a playoff berth wrapped up. Butte is 17-24-2. The teams play again at 7 p.m. Saturday

The Cobras close the season next weekend with two games at Sheridan.

College track
Montana Tech at Stinger Open, Spearfish, South Dakota

The Orediggers hit the road for the final meet before the March 3-5 NAIA National Championships.

The two-day event will be held at the Donald E. Young Fieldhouse.