Saturday’s Hot Ticket

Following is a rundown of Butte sports action on tap for Saturday, Dec. 15

Prep Boys’ Basketball
Missoula Big Sky at Butte High, 4:30 p.m.

The Bulldogs (1-2) are in bounce-back mode Saturday when they welcome the Eagles to the Civic Center for the non-conference game. Dallas Cook scored 26 points Thursday night, but Butte High fell 69-63 to Helena Capital. Peter Granger scored 13 points in the loss, while Brian Smith tossed in 12 and Cory Farstveet scored eight.

Anaconda at Butte Central, 6:30 p.m.
The Maroons (1-2 overall) will try to even their Southwestern A record at 1-1 when they welcome archrival Anaconda to the Maroon Activities Center. The Maroons fell 62-61 at Stevensville Thursday. Nate Bolstad scored 16 points to lead the Maroons in the loss. Brady Tippett scored 13 while Marcus Ferriter netted 10 and Danny Peoples scored nine. The Copperheads, who are led by new head coach Bill Hill, are coming off a 73-58 loss at Frenchtown. Brandon Fode scored 15 points to lead the Copperheads in that game.

Prep Girls’ Basketball
Butte High at Missoula Big Sky, 4:30 p.m.

Butte High (2-1) is back on the road, this time in a non-conference game against the Eagles. Butte High is coming off a horrible second half in a loss at Helena Capital. The Bulldogs got a team-leading 12 points from Ashten McCloskey in a game that saw a five-point Butte High lead at halftime turn into  16-pont loss.

Anaconda at Butte Central, 5 p.m.
The Maroons will try to make it a perfect 4-0 when the Copperheads come to town for the Southwestern A game at the MAC. BC battled past Stevensville in a 66-60 double-overtime thriller Thursday in Butte. Danee Leary matched a career high with 26 points in the big win. Danika Neumann scored 12, while Alysea Pica and Mariah Cooney scored 10. Anaconda is coming off a 62-60 overtime win over Frenchtown. Courtney Moodry led the Copperheads with 22 points.

Prep Swimming
Butte High at Great Falls Invitational, noon

The Bulldogs hit the road looking to build on a strong home performance last week. Butte High’s boys’ and girls’ both placed third. The Bulldogs also finished third in combined standings at the meet at the YMCA, with Abigail Wheeler and Keegan Whelan leading the way.



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