Girls’ prep basketball
Bozeman at Butte High, 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs (9-2, 6-0) seek their ninth straight win when they welcome the Hawks (5-5, 3-2) to the Richardson Gym for the Eastern AA contest.
Butte High’s winning streak began with a home in over Kalispell Flathead on Dec. 21. Butte High went on the road to beat Great Falls Russell before knocking off Great Falls High at home last week.
Aspen Lovshin scored 16 points, while fellow senior Ally Cleverly added 15 as Butte High snapped out of an early funk to beat Great Falls High 41-25 Saturday. The win came without senior captain Brittney Tierney, who was busy making an academics-and-softball recruiting trip at Harvard. She will be back for the showdown with the Hawks.
Bozeman’s last action was Thursday’s 53-43 loss at Billings West. Senior guard Ayla Embry scored 12 points to lead Bozeman in that game. Sophia Robinson, a 5-foot-10 senior, added 10.
Boys’ prep basketball
Butte High at Bozeman, 7 p.m.
Butte High (2-9, 0-6) hit the road to face a tough test against the Hawks (7-3, 3-2).
Shorthanded by sickness, Butte High dropped a lopsided game to Great Falls High Saturday in Great Falls. That loss came after the Bulldogs went toe to toe with defending state champion Great Falls Russell the night before in Butte.
Clay Ferguson scored 15 points to lead Butte High in that 55-47 loss. Trevyn Roth tossed in 10.
The Hawks are coming off Thursday’s 66-52 win over Billings West.
Ryan Simpson, a 6-6 senior scored 19 points to pace the Hawks in that win, which followed losses to the Great Falls schools. Junior Carter Ash scored 14, while Ryan Lonergan, a 6-5 senior, tossed in 10.
Women’s college basketball
Montana Western at Montana Tech, 5:30 p.m.
The No. 3 Bulldogs (18-1, 9-1) come to town for a second time this season to face the Orediggers (12-9, 2-8) at the HPER Complex.
Western beat Tech 76-45 Dec. 4 in Butte. Brianna King scored 30 points to lead the Bulldogs in that win. King has won the last six Frontier Conference Player of the Week awards. Mesa Williams scored 16 points to pace the Orediggers.
Men’s college basketball
Montana Western at Montana Tech, 7:30 p.m.
The Orediggers (14-8, 4-6) look to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing home loss to MSU-Northern on short rest against the Bulldogs (7-14, 1-9) in the nightcap.
Tech beat the Bulldogs 71-60 when the teams met Dec. 4 in the Mining City. Taylor England scored 16 points to lead the Orediggers in that win, which came with Troy Owens Jr. out with an ankle injury. Nate Ward scored 12, and Derrius Collings tossed in 12.
Jaycob Payne scored 13 to lead the Bulldogs, who are looking to stop a seven-game losing streak. Kooper Kidgell scored 11.