Dougie Peoples was already a superstar at Butte Central.
Then he hit a 27-foot 3-pointer just before the buzzer to give the Maroons a 61-58 win over Lewistown in the championship game of the Class A State tournament March 12 in Missoula. Immediately he became a household name around the state.
Peoples scored 37 points in the title tilt, and he scored 629 points as the Maroons posted a 26-1 record, the best in school history.
Somehow, that shot and that title did not seem to change Peoples. He still deflects the credit to his teammates, coaches and family. He is still the same old Dougie.
Now a senior, Peoples is ready to lead the Maroons on a title defense. BC opens the season Dec. 9 with a rematch of the state title game in Frenchtown.
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