New look Lady Maroons are littered with talent and athletes

The Butte Central girls’ basketball team opened up play last weekend and are eager to see what this season has in store. “I’m really excited about this season. Our program had an exceptional offseason, and we played a lot of basketball.” Said Butte Central girls head coach Quinn Carter.

Butte Central will see 4 returning veteran players from a season ago, those players are Mollie Drew, Kathryn Lalicker, Ali Stajcar, and Arika Stajcar. All of whom played in big moments including state games look to bring that level of experience to a young but savvy team.

Mollie Drew showed that this past weekend in East Helena as she led the way for the Maroons with 19 points in a close, exciting, and hard-fought game.

“Our game has matured immensely over the last year. I look forward to seeing my 4 returning veteran players and adding Kenzie McQueary to the starting 5. Kathryn, Mollie, and Ali bring a level of leadership that I will believe will be essential to our team success.”

Coach Quinn believes this is a collection of the most athletes that Butte Central has seen in recent years. They have 26 players which Carter believes can only elevate the program. Butte Central will also look to be much more balanced as they saw their fearless leader, and one of the most prolific scores in Montana basketball history move on to the Collegiate level.

Ali Stajcar, Arika Stajcar, Mollie Drew, Kathryn Lalicker, and Kenzie McQueary will round out the starting 5. Caden Tippett, Rylee Forbes, Marley Mansanti, Sophia Gelling, and Meika Boyer make up the rest of this young and very talented Butte Central squad.

“I think we are a team who is going to get better each week and I am excited to see where we are a month from now,” Carter said.

Butte Central will return to play this weekend in Frenchtown, for the Tip Off Tournament, and are set to take on Fergus.

We will post a story after stats and information becomes available and are completed.