Luke Heaphy and Dan McCloskey scored 12 points apiece, and the No. 3-ranked Butte Central boys basketball team bounced back with a resounding 62-43 win at Stevensville on Saturday night.
The Maroons (10-2, 5-2 SWA), who fell at Frenchtown on Friday, ran out to a 34-17 lead by halftime and never looked back.
Jared Simkins added 11 points in the victory.
Logan Roth had a game-high 20 points for the Yellowjackets (1-11), but didn’t have a teammate score more than eight.
Central next travels to Belgrade on Tuesday night with a 7:30 tip.
Senior 66, Butte High 46
Lathan Ricketts had 13 points and hit four of Butte High’s 10 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough to get past No. 4-ranked Senior’s big scorers in Billings.
Braxton Haws matched Ricketts with four treys of his own for the Broncs (7-2, 3-1 Eastern AA), while Connor Kieckbusch added 17 points in the win.
Clay Ferguson had a team-high 16 points for the Bulldogs (1-8, 0-4), including a pair of treys. Kale McCarthy (10 points) and Kash Kelly also hit a pair from deep.
Butte High next travels to Great Falls to face C.M. Russell on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Dillon 35, Capital 31
Jace Fitzgerald and Clay Allison combined for 10 of Class A Dillon’s 12 points in the fourth quarter, and the Beavers rallied past Class AA Helena Capital at home.
Allison scored all five of his points in the final surge for the Beavers (8-4), whil Fitzgerald finished with 10 points in what was a defensive battle.
The Bruins (3-6), who managed just eight points in the first half before erupting for 17 in the third quarter, were led by seven points from Bridger Grovom.
Deer Lodge 70, St. Ignatius 62
Dyllon McDermid had his way with 34 points, and Deer Lodge used a huge second quarter to get past hosting St. Ignatius.
The Wardens (4-7) trailed 17-10 after the opening quarter, but then outscored the Bulldogs (3-7) by a 26-2 margin in the second to pull away for good.
Jacob Hugs had 24 points to lead St. Ignatius.
Manhattan 66, Jefferson 40
Nathan VanDyke was too much with 19 points as Manhattan took down visiting Jefferson.
Josh Eckmann had all 10 of his points in the second half for the Panthers (4-8, 2-5 District 5B) in defeat.
Garrett Duncan added 14 points for the Tigers (5-7).
Dillon 45, Corvallis 32
Coby King scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime to help Dillon run past visiting Corvallis in the second half late on Friday.
The Beavers outscored the Blue Devils 12-0 in the third quarter to pull away for good.
Anaconda 68, Eureka 50
Capital 40, Dillon 39
Capital, the undefeated and No. 3-ranked team in Class AA, needed a fourth-quarter rally to edge Class A Dillon by the slimmest of margins in Helena.
Brynley Fitzgerald went off for 25 points for the Beavers (7-5), who led 28-25 entering the final period.
Taylor Sullivan’s 17 points led the Bruins (8-0), while Emily Kidder added six.
Eureka 54, Anaconda 41
Erynn Their had 11 points as Eureka kept hosting Anaconda at an arm’s length in finishing the win.
Logan Stetzner had a game-high 14 points for the Copperheads (4-7), but the hosts couldn’t crawl back from a 37-26 halftime deficit.
Sienna Utter added 11 points of her own for the Lions (6-4).
Deer Lodge 62, St. Ignatius 27
Darcy Walker had 11 points as Deer Lodge cruised to the road win over St. Ignatius.
Kamryn Scully added 10 points for the Wardens (6-5). Afton Brander’s 10 points led the Bulldogs (1-10) in defeat.