Neumann’s 20 leads Maroons to 10th win

Neumann’s 20 leads Maroons to 10th win
Butte Central senior Trevor Neumann takes the ball to the hoop Thursday night in Three Forks. (Shelly Davis photo)

THREE FORKS — Butte Central made it 10 for 10 for the season, and they have a near record night by Trevor Neumann to thank for it.

Neumann, a Butte Central senior made all six 3-pointers he attempted Thursday night, and the Maroons rolled to 10-0 on the season with a 64-56 non-conference win over Three Forks.

The six 3-pointers made in a game ranks behind only Luke Stajcar (1999), Shaughn McKeon (2006) and Jonathan Richards (2009) in school history. Those three each made seven threes in a game.

Neumann, a future Montana Tech football player, made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the first half to help BC build a 23-18 lead at the break.

“Trevor shot well and played a great game,” Kelly said. “Aaron (Richards) had his best game of the year, and Gator (Yelenich) was solid again.”

Richards scored eight of his 12 points in the second half. Braden Harrington scored nine points, Yelenich came off the bench to score eight points, and Luke Heaphy poured in seven.

BC also got four points apiece from the Simkins twins, Jared and Matt.

Micaiah Hauser scored 12 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Wolves (6-2), who saw their six-game winning streak come to an end.

Dustin Drake added 18 points for Three Forks, which got nine points from Owen Long and three apiece from Tyler Williams and Austin Allen.

The Maroons will be back at home Saturday, looking to go to 11-0 when they take on Corvallis in a Southwestern A game at the Maroon Activities Center.

Central has won 12 straight games dating back to their two wins on their way to the third-place trophy on the Saturday of the Class A State tournament in Great Falls.

BUTTE CENTRAL (10-0) — Jared Simkins 1 2-2 4, Luke Heaphy 2 2-4 7, Matt Simkins 3 2-4 9, Trevor Neumann 7 0-0 20, Gator Yelenich 3 2-6 8, Aaron Richards 5 2-4 12, Ryan Wahl 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 10-21 64.
THREE FORKS (6-2) — Micaiah Hauser7 6-8 23, Owen Long 3 1-2 9, Zach Pitcher 0 0-0 0, Dustin Dalke 7 4-5 18, Austin Allen 1 1-2 3, Tyler Williams 1 0-0 3, Zane Hansen 0 0-0 0, Trenton Nimmick 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 12-17 56.
Butte Central             9          14        17        24 — 64
Three Forks               6          12        14        24 — 56

3-point goals — BC 8 (Neumann 6, Heaphy, Harrington), Three Forks 6 (Hauser 3, Long 2, Williams). Fouls — BC 20, Three Forks 20. Fouled out — Dalke, Williams. Technical — Neumann.

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