Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldog hoops, wrestling

Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldog hoops, wrestling

 Prep girls’ basketball
Butte High at Big Sky, 7 p.m.

The Butte Civic Center will set the scene as the Bulldogs and Eagles play a make-up Western AA game.

Big Sky comes to town at 3-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Eagles have not played since beating Missoula Sentinel 46-36 last Tuesday.

Kadynce Couture, a 6-foot freshman, averages 12.0 points and 10.2 rebounds per game to lead the Eagles. Sophomore Audrey Hale adds 7.5 points and 2.5 assists to the lineup, and senior Avari Batt scores 7.0 points per game.

The Bulldogs are 5-2 overall and 1-2 in conference after Saturday’s loss at unbeaten Missoula Hellgate. Senior guard Kodie Hoagland scored eight points to lead Butte High’s effort. Senior Ashley Olson scored seven, and classmate Tylar Clary tossed in six.

Prep boys’ basketball
Big Sky at Butte High, 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs hit the road for the make-up game with the Eagles.

Butte High is 1-6 overall and 1-3 in Western AA play after Saturday’s home loss to Missoula Hellgate. Senior Kooper Klobucar scored 16 points to lead four Bulldogs in double figures in that loss. Senior Kenley Leary and Cameron Gurnsey scored 14, and junior Jace Stenson followed 13.

Big Sky is 2-4 and 0-2 after last Tuesday’s loss to Sentinel. Louis Sanders, a 6-1 senior, averages 9.8 points per game to lead the Eagles. Shane Shepard adds 9.2 points per game, and fellow 6-2 senior Tre Reed averages 8.5 points.

Prep wrestling
Butte High at Hellgate, 6 p.m.

The Bulldogs head back to Missoula for a Western AA dual with the Knights.

Butte High is coming off a fourth-place showing at the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic. Mason Christian, at 182 pounds, and Kip Pumnea, at 132, placed second in their weight classes to lead the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs will head to Great Falls Saturday for the Class AA Duals.



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