The Butte High girls were on the road to battle Sentinel in Western AA action last Friday. In addition to that, the  Freshman girls also took on the Mustangs of Ennis in a non-conference matchup.

Let’s start with the Varsity matchup against a very good Missoula Sentinel team. Sentinel entered the game 6-2 overall, and 3-1 in Western AA play. Their only conference loss coming against the Hellgate Knights on Jan 13th.  On the season they are led by CC Size averaging 15 points, Emily McElmurry at 13, and Olivia Huntsinger getting 10 points a game.

A strong opening quarter had the Dogs down by 1, 11-10, after 8 minutes of play. Entering the second quarter the Spartans pressure started to become an issue for the Bulldogs, as Butte High was held to 3 points in the second quarter. The biggest number for the Dogs was turnovers, with 22 overall. The girls continued to battle throughout, but just couldn’t dig themselves out of the hole. With the loss, the Bulldogs are 0-5 in Conference, and 1-7 overall.

Butte High Varsity 28-43 loss to Sentinel-

Dylan Bartoletti – 7 points, 1-3 pointer, 3/4 free throws
Brityn Stewart- 6 points, 4/6 free throws
Caydence Graham, 5 points, 1-3 pointer,2/2 free throws, 4 rebounds
Laura Rosenleaf, 5 points, 1/3 free throws, 6 rebounds
Emmarie Richards, 3 points, 1-3 pointer
Riann Ferriter, 2 points


The Butte High JV vs. Sentinel

Butte High 48-37 Win.

Kenzie Jaksha- 11 points. 1-3 pointer
Elli Quist- 11 points. 1-3 pointer, 2/3 free throws.
Cadence Graham- 9 points. 1-3 pointer, 4/6 free throws
Ashby Lee- 6 points, 4/4 free throws
Autumn Clary, 4 points, 2/4 free throws.
Dylann Bartoletti, 3 points, 1 – 3 pointer
Sonya Trudnowski, 2 points
Taylor Drakos, 2 points

Other Notable Contributors (reason): 

The team played together to get a big win against Missoula Sentinel. Kenzie Jaksha shot the ball well while scoring 11 points. Cadence Graham netted 9 points while handling the ball well in the second half. Taylor Drakos displayed great hustle on both sides of the court. Elli Quist tied for a game-high of 11 points.

Butte High Sophomores vs. Sentinel

Butte High 48-44 Win

Jaycee Cleveland, 17 points, 2-3 pointers, 7/12 free throws
Madisyn Swanson, 12 points, 4/7 free throws
Gracie Ferriter, 9 points, 1-3 pointer, 2/5 free throws
Sidney Whitaker, 6 points, 2/2 free throws
Addelei Hiatt, 3 points, 1/5 free throws
Shelbie Byrnes, 1 point, 1/2 free throws

Other Notable Contributors (reason): 

Coaches Notes:  Jaycee Cleveland was the leading scorer with 17. Madison Swanson with 12. Gracie Ferriter did a great job on defense, taking two charges. Sidney Whitaker hit two clutch free throws at the end to secure the game.  Great overall team effort and are seeing a lot of improvement out of all the girls. 


Butte High Freshman vs. Sentinel

Butte High 47-21 Win


Emma Johnson, 17 points, 3-3 pointers
Gracie Jonart, 15 points, 1/4 free throws
Franki Salusso, 13 points, 1/2 Free throws
Alexxys Danielson, 2 points


Notable Contributors:

The three headed scoring monster of Franki Salusso, Gracie Jonart, and Emma Johnson led the Lady Bulldogs on a nice road in Missoula and the young freshman squad has now put together a nice three-game win streak.

Alexxys Danielson, Tatum Giacomino, and Kenzi Dayhuff also contributed to the road win with improved play on the defensive side of the court.

Coaches Notes:

Ally Godbout is our Junkyard Dog for taking a charge and energizing her team.


ALSO- Butte High Freshman vs. Ennis Mustangs

Butte High 49- 24 Win

Franki Salusso, 18 points, 8/9 free throws

Gracie Jonart, 16 points, 2/7 free throws
Emma Johnson, 5 points
Makenzie Dayhuff, 4 points, 2/2
Ally Godbout, 2 points
Alexxys Danielson, 2 points
Tatum Giacomino, 2 points


Notable Contributors:

Alexxys Danielson and Kenzie Dayhuff led the Lady Dogs on the road to their fourth consecutive win by applying pressure to the Mustangs and created many steals which lead to fast break buckets.  Gracie Jonart displayed great rebounding ability on both sides of the court and Franki Salusso led from the guard spot by displaying great passing ability and distributed some beautiful assists to her post players.

Coaches Notes:

Emma Johnson is the Junkyard Dog for taking a charge against the Mustangs.

Butte High’s schedule for the week can be viewed HERE.

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