Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldogs vs. Hawks

Tuesday’s Hot Ticket: Bulldogs vs. Hawks

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

The Bulldogs (3-13, 0-10) will celebrate Senior Night at the Butte Civic Center as they take on the Hawks (12-4, 7-3) in and Eastern AA contest.

Carter Ash scored 22 points and Ryan Lonergan added 18 as the Hawks beat Butte High 78-39 Jan. 29 in Bozeman. Lonergan, a 6-foot-5 senior, averages 14.0 points per game to lead the Hawks. Ryan Simpson, a 6-6 senior, adds 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the Hawks, while Ash, a 5-10 junior, scores 12.9 points per game.

The Hawks are coming off home wins over Great Falls High and Great Falls Russell.

Senior Danny McCloskey scored 16 points to lead the Bulldogs in the first meeting with Bozeman. He scored 21 points in Saturday’s double overtime loss to Billings West. Classmate Clay Ferguson scored 20 points in that game.

The Bulldogs will honor McCloskey and Ferguson, and fellow seniors Kash Kelly, Kale McCarthy, Tervyn Roth and Jake Vetter and their parents.

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

The Bulldogs (12-4, 8-2) head to Bozeman looking for a little revenge against the Hawks (11-5, 8-2) in the Eastern AA game.

Bozeman knocked off Butte High 40-37 in an overtime game Jan. 31 at Butte High’s Richardson Gym. Senior guard Ayla Embry, who scored 11 points to lead Bozeman in that win, averages a team-leading 11.3 points per game. Ava Westphal, a 6-foot senior, adds 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Sophia Robinson, a 5-10 senior, contributes with 7.0 points and 5.5 rebounds

The Hawks went on the road to beat Great Falls High and Great Falls Russell over the weekend.

Ally Cleverly scored 17 points, while fellow senior Aspen Lovshin tossed in 12 in the first meeting with the Hawks. Lovshin scored a total of 27 points in two games at Billings Skyview and Billings West over the weekend. Junior Haley Herron scored a season-high 17 points against Skyview.

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