Helena battles back to top Bulldog boys in overtime

Helena battles back to top Bulldog boys in overtime

HELENA — Hayden Ferguson scored seven his team-leading 17 points in overtime Tuesday night, and Helena High knocked off Butte High 66-59 in a Western AA boys’ basketball game.

Helena overcame a seven-point Butte lead in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime tied at 47. The Bengals outscored Butte High 19-12 in the extra frame.

In all, three Bengals scored in double figures as Helena improved to 5-7 overall and 4-4 in league play. Dexter Tedesco scored seven of his 12 points in overtime, while Kaden Huot hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points.

Logan Brown added nine points for the Bengals, while Sam Norum tossed in seven, Burgin Luker scored six, and Evan Barber netted four.

Jake Olson scored 17 of his game-high 23 points after the third quarter to lead the Bulldogs (4-8, 3-5)

The Bulldogs (4-7, 3-4) hit the road looking to salvage the season split with the Bengals (4-7, 3-4). Blake Drakos hit three 3-pointers and scored eight points for the Bulldogs, who got eight from Cael Stenson, seven from Mikey O’Dell, five from Kenley Leary, three from Kaven Noctor and two from Ryan Burt.

Tommy Mellott and Andrew Booth also contributed for the Bulldogs. Mellott and Leary fouled out.

Butte High is back in action Thursday when the Bulldogs play host to Helena Capital. That game will be played at the Richardson Gym.

BUTTE HIGH (4-9, 3-6) — Blake Drakos 4 0-1 11, Tommy Mellott 0 0-0 0, Cael Stenson 3 0-2 8, Andrew Booth 0 0-0 0, Jake Olson 9 3-5 23, Ryan Burt 1 0-0 2, Kenley Leary 2 0-0 5, Mike O’Dell 2 2-3 7, Kaven Noctor 1 0-0 3. Totals 22 5-10 59.
HELENA HIGH (5-7, 4-4) — Dexter Tedesco 3 5-7 12, Evan Barber 2 0-3 4, Austin Zeiler 0 0-0 0, Hayden Ferguson 5 7-10 17, Logan Brown 3 3-6 9, Sam Norum 2 3-4 7, Evan Barger 2 0-3 4, Burgin Luker 2 1-2 6, Ayden Fasbender 0 0-0 0, Kaden Huot 4 0-0 11. Totals 21 19-32 66.
Butte High                 10        12        11        14        12 — 59
Helena High              9         11        8         19        19 — 66

3-point goals — Butte 10 (Drakos 3, Stenson 2, Olson 2, Leary, O’Dell, Noctor), Helena 5 (Huot 3, Tedesco, Luker). Fouls — Butte 23, Helena 16. Fouled out — Mellott, Leary. Technicals — none.



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