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Goligoski, Hamilton boys hand Maroons first loss

Goligoski, Hamilton boys hand Maroons first loss
Butte Central's Jared Simkins goes up for a shot as Hamilton's Carson Rostad defends Saturday in Hamilton. (Shelly Davis photo)

HAMILTON — Butte Central’s perfect season is over.

Tanner Goligoski poured in 24 points Saturday, and Hamilton hand Butte Central’s boys’ basketball a 55-41 Southwestern A loss. The loss ended BC’s 13-game winning streak to start the season.

Hamilton led 43-37 heading into the fourth quarter, and the Broncs outscored BC 12-4 in the final frame. Hamilton hit 8 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the victor.

Hunter Omlid added 11 points for Hamilton, which improved to 12-2 overall and 6-1 in conference. Cam Rothie scored 10.

Braden Harrington hit four 3-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the Maroons (13-1, 7-1). Cade Holter joined him in double figures with 10 points.

The Maroons also got five apiece from Dylan Sestrich and Gator Yelenich, four from Jared Simkins and two from Aaron Richards.

Next up for the Maroons is Thursday trip to Dillon to take on the Beavers.

BUTTE CENTRAL (13-1, 7-1) — Jared Simkins 1 2-2 4, Luke Heaphy 0 0-0 0, Braden Harrington 5 1-2 15, Dylan Sestrich 1 2-4 4, Cade Holter 4 1-2 10, Aaron Richards 1 0-0 2, Matt Simkins 0 0-0 0, Gator Yelenich 1 2-4 5, Trevor Neumann 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 8-14 41.
HAMILTON (12-2, 6-1) — Cam Rothie 3 2-2 10, Carson Rostad 2 1-1 5, Hunter Omlid 5 1-3 11, Tanner Goligoski 6 9-10 24, Trey Searle 1 1-2 3, Tyler Barnes 0 2-2 2, Drew Brackman 0 0-0 0, Tyler Burrows 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 16-20 55.
Butte Central             7          15        15        4  — 41
Hamilton                    14        15        13        12  — 55

3-poitn goals  — BC 7 (Harrington 4, Yelenich, Sestrich, Holter), Hamilton 5 (Goligoski 3, Rothie 2). Fouls  — BC 20, Hamilton. 13. Fouled out  — none. Technical  — Rostad.



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