The Butte Central Senior closed out her high school hoops career wit a strong performance at the Class A State tournament in Great Falls. Bolton’s lock-down defense was a key to Butte Central’s success all season.
The Butte Central Junior led Butte Central in scoring in both of the Maroons’ Class A State tournament games in Bozeman. Holter scored 24 points against Hardin. He tossed in 10 against Frenchtown.
The Butte Central Senior earned MVP honors to lead the Maroons to the title at the Western A Divisional girls’ basketball tournament. Thatcher averaged 22.3 points over three games, including 27 points in the championship game win over Browning
The Butte Central Sophomore scored a total of 26 points to lead the Maroons to second place at the Southwestern A District tournament. Heaphy scored 15 points as BC knocked off Frenchtown. He added 11 as the Maroons nearly took down undefeated Hamilton.
The Butte Central Senior dished out a school-record 14 assists to lead the Maroons to a rout of Corvallis. She also scored 13 points in the win. Two nights earlier, Thatcher scored 17 points to lead BC to a win at Anaconda
The Butte Central Junior scored 21 points to lead Butte Central to a 55-35 win over Dillon at the Maroon Activities Center. Less than 24 hours later, Holter scored nine points as the Maroons went to Livingston and won 54-46.
The Butte Central Senior scored a season-high 27 points to lead the Maroons to a non-conference win at Belgrade. Four nights later, the future Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bear scored 15 points in Hamilton as the Maroons fell just short of an upset win over the first-place Broncs.
The Butte Central Senior posted back-to-back double-doubles to lead the Maroons to Southwestern A home wins over Frenchtown and Stevensville. Michelotti scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Frenchtown. Less than 24 hours later, Michelotti went for 15 points and 10 boards as BC down Stevi.
The Butte Central Junior guard scored 19 points to lead Butte Central to a 57-39 victory over Butte High. The victory stopped BC’s three-game losing streak to the Bulldogs. Two days later, McCloskey scored 10 points to help the Maroons knock off Corvallis.
The Butte Central Senior post scored a career-high 21 points to lead Butte Central to road victory over Livingston. Michelotti, who returned to the Maroons after taking her junior season off, is averaging 11.4 points per game. She is also one of the top rebounders in the Class A.
Tricia “Goose” Joyce
The Butte Central Junior guard scored all 10 of her points in the fourth quarter as the Maroons overcame a late 12-point deficit to beat Belgrade in overtime. Joyce, who hit two 3-pointers in the stretch, also keyed BC’s relentless full-court defense in the comeback.
The Butte Central Junior led the Maroons in scoring in home wins over Stevensville and Frenchtown. McCloskey scored 12 points as the Maroons downed Frenchtown 46-39. Less than a day later, McCloskey tossed in 16 points in a 52-46 win over Stevensville.
The Butte Central Senior guard scored a total of 23 points to lead the Maroons to two wins at the Tip-off tournament in Missoula. Central beat Whitefish and Polson on the University of Montana campus. Thatcher led the Maroons in scoring despite missing half of the Polson game to take the ACT.
The Butte Central Junior returned from injury to catch four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns to help lead the Maroons to a playoff-clinching win over Corvallis. Holter, who started at quarterback before suffering an injury, switched positions for the final regular-season game.
The Butte Central Sophomore quarterback had a hand in four touchdowns to lead the Maroons to a 34-0 win over the Yellowjackets in Stevensville. McGree threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in the crucial win.
The Butte Central Senior finished the Mountain West Classic in 18 minutes, 5 seconds to lead the Maroons. McGeehan placed 143rd in a meet that drew 500 runners from around the northwest. A week before, McGeehan finished the Butte Invitational in 17:58.
The Butte Central Junior Quarterback had a hand in five first-half touchdowns to lead the Maroons to a 49-7 victory over Whitefish. Holter passed for three TDs and ran for two more.