The following reports were submitted by Butte High’s girls’ basketball coaches.
Butte High 35, Kalispell Glacier 30
KALISPELL — Gracie Jonart scored 11 points, and Emma Johnson tossed in 11 as Butte High grabbed a big road victory Jan. 6.
Franki Salusso also led the Dogs with great guard play, controlling the tempo of the game and for giving great energy on defense. Jonart and Johnson cleaned up the glass with aggressive rebounding for the Dogs. Ally Godbout contributed to the win with nice guard play and staying aggressive on the defensive side of the ball.
The coaches named Salusso is the Junkyard Dog player of the game because of her relentless defense and leaving everything out on the court.
Kalispell Flathead 46, Butte High 45
KALISPELL — Franki Salusso poured in 21 points, but the Bulldogs lost a nail-bitter Jan. 7 to the Bravettes.
Gracie Jonart scored eight points, Ally Godbout tossed in six, and Emma Johnson scored five for Butte High, which got the most complete to date. The entire team played well on both sides of the ball.
Tatum Giacomino competed hard on defense and cleaned up the glass with great jumping ability.
Alexxys Danielson and Makenzie Dayhuff played their best game of the season on both sides of the court.
Salusso is the Junkyard Dog player of the game with that Bulldog mentality on the defensive side of the ball.
Butte High 47, Missoula Hellgate 22
MISSOULA — Frankie Salusso scored 15 points to lead three Bulldogs in double figures scoring as Butte High rolled to the road victory Tuesday.
Gracie Jonart tossed in 13 points, and Ally Godbout netted 10 in the win. Emma Johnson contributed with seven points.
Coaches say Godbout played well in the guard spot and was patient in directing the team on the offensive side of the court as well as shooting very well from beyond the arc. Alexxys Danielson played well in the post and was getting nice looks within Hellgate’s zone defense.
Johnson is the Junkyard Dog for the Hellgate game for her tough post defense against Hellgate.
Kalispell Glacier 47, Butte High 35
KALISPELL — A 14-point performance from Gracie Ferriter paced the Bulldogs in the Jan. 6 loss.
Chelsi Lyons and Madisyn Swanson each scored six points, and Jaycee Cleveland netted five. Lyons was also cited for her hustle.
Kalispell Flathead 39, Butte High 34
KALISPELL — Addelei Hiatt and Jaycee Cleveland each scored eight points for Butte High in the Jan. 7 loss.
The Bulldogs also got six from Madisyn Swanson, four from Gracie Ferriter and three apiece from Sidney Whitaker and Chelsi Lyons. The coaches also credited Hiatt and Lyons for their hustle and stellar defense.
Missoula Hellgate 39, Butte High 26
MISSOULA — Gracie Ferriter netted a dozen points to lead the Bulldogs in Tuesday’s road loss.
The Buldogs also got six points from Addelei Hiatt and four from Jaycee Cleveland. Bulldog coaches pointed to the great hustle and defense by Jonart, Hiatt and Karsyn Lambrecht. Cleveland was a force on the boards.
Kalispell Glacier 43, Butte High 31
KALISPELL — Cadence Graham’s 12 points led the Bulldogs in the road loss Jan. 6.
Ashby Lee scored six points, and Harlee Muffich and Sonya Trudnowski followed with five and four. Autumn Clary displayed great effort by getting rebounds and hustling on defense. Muffich attacked the boards well, and Graham contributed on both ends of the floor
Kalispell Flathead 48, Butte High 47
KALISPELL — Autumn Clary shot 3 for 3 from behind the 3-point line in the third quarter, and she scored 11 points to lead the Bulldogs.
Butte High, though, dropped the one-point decision to Flathead.
Taylor Drakos displayed great effort on both ends of the floor. Cadence Graham, Elli Quist and Autumn Clary applied great pressure in full court press situations.
Missoula Hellgate 43, Butte High 36
MISSOULA — Taylor Drakos scored nine points, and Cadence Graham netted eight for the Bulldogs in Tuesday’s tough road loss.
Ashby Lee tossed in seven points, and Sonya Trudnowski chipped in with six.
The team had a great comeback in the fourth quarter from down 13 points to pull the game within four. The team fought back hard, with Lee crashing the boards well. Autumn Clary hustled on both ends of the court.