Maroons stay unbeaten

Maroons stay unbeaten
Butte Central's Cade Holter and Jared Simkins (2) hit the floor for a loose ball Saturday night in Livingston. (Shelly Davis photo)

LIVINGSTON — Butte Central survived a quick turnaround Saturday.

Less than 24 hours after knocking off archrival Dillon, the Maroons went on the road to edge Livingston in a 57-56 non-conference battle.

The win lifts the Maroons to 8-0 heading into Tuesday’s home game against Anaconda.

Livingston and Butte Central combined to hit 19 shots from 3-point land in the game. Central’s defense, though, would not allow a Livingston shot in the final seconds of the game.

Braden Harrington hit three 3-pointers to score 18 points for the Maroons, who trailed 40-37 heading into the fourth quarter.

Cade Holter scored 11 points, while Luke Heaphy and Dylan Sestrich each tossed in eight. Gunnar Yelenich scored six points for BC, which also got four from Jared Simkins and Aaron Richards and three points from Trevor Neumann.

Braden Johnson scored 18 points to lead the Rangers. Mcleod Versland hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points.

BUTTE CENTRAL (8-0) — Jared Simkins 2 0-0 4, Luke Heaphy 3 0-0 8, Braden Harrington 5 0-0 13, Dylan Sestrich 2 2-2 8, Cade Holter 5 1-3 11, Gator Yelenich 2 2-2 6, Matt Simkins 0 0-0 0, Trevor Neumann 1 0-0 3, Aaron Richards 2 0-0 4. Totals 15 5-7 57.
LIVINGSTON — Matt Netley 2 0-0 4, Brendon Johnson 7 2-2 18, John Waddell 2 2-4 8, Morgan Rosberg 2 0-0 4, Dan Purkett 3 0-2 9, Mcleod Versland 4 0-0 12, Sage McMinn 0 1-2 1, Cody Woods 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 5-10 56.
Butte Central             13        16        8          20 — 57
Livingston                  15        12        13        16 — 56

3-point goals — BC 8 (Harrington 3, Heaphy 2, Sestrich 2, Neumann), Livingston 11 (Versland 4, Purkett 3, Johnson 2, Waddell 2). Fouls — BC 19, Livingston 14. Fouled out — J. Simkins.



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