The Bulldog basketball teams will slide into the Christmas break with matching 1-2 records for both the boys and girls programs.

There are a few constants in this life. Of course, you have death and taxes, Keith Richards will outlive us all, and the Dillon Beavers will play stifling defense.
That defense was on display for the girls game, as they only allowed the Bulldogs 12 points in the first half, 6 in each quarter. With the defensive effort on high, the Beaver’s offense got started early as well leading 17-6 after the first quarter. The Dogs were able to get things started a bit more in the 4th quarter, but the hole was too deep to dig out of. The Bulldogs were led in the scoring column by Emmarie Richards with 15 points, and Laura Rosenleaf with 7. The Beavers were paced by Halie Fitzgerald with 20, and Kylie Konan with 13.

The boys game went the way of the Beavers as well, a 68-43 victory over the Bulldogs. Butte led by 1 after the first quarter 11-10. After that opening 8 minutes, Dillon’s defense started to heat up, and the offense followed suit. Dillon held a 6-point advantage after the first half. The advantage grew slightly to 9 entering the final frame. That final quarter is where the doors came off for the Dogs, as Dillon outscored Butte 23-7 in the final 8 minutes. Butte was led by Hudson Luedtke with 12 points, Casey Merrifield followed with 9 first-half points. For the Beavers, they had 3 guys in double digits, Carter Curnow with 14, Kyler Engellant, and Eli Nourse each with 10.

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Photo: Tommy O/Townsquare Media

Both basketball programs are now done until we get to the new year when they break into conference action against Glacier and Flathead on January 6 & 7 respectively.

Mother Nature forced a couple of cancellations for the Bulldog wrestling program. Tuesday’s Deer Lodge mixer was cancelled, as well as Thursday’s duel with Missoula Big Sky.

So, with that, Butte High is done in 2022. Wrestling will have a duel on January 3rd with Helena, Swimming will get back after it on January 7th when they host the Butte Invitational, and as I mentioned earlier Basketball will get going once again on the 6th and 7th.

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