Butte Central senior Dougie Peoples and East Middle School eighth grader Cadence Graham were named the Leskovar Honda Athletes of the Week.
The honor comes after Peoples surged to the top of the record book and Graham busted onto the Butte scene.
Graham takes home the girls’ honor. She scored 18 points to help lead Butte High to 62-32 win over Butte Central in front of a huge crowd at the Butte Civic Center. That was just the start of a big week for Graham, who scored a total of 40 points as Butte High wen 2-1 in three games.
This is the first season in which eighth graders can play varsity in the Class AA.
Peoples is the boys’ honoree after passing “Jumpin’” Joe Kelly to become the all-time leading boys’ scorer in the Mining City.
Peoples scored 23 points to help the Maroons beat Butte High 76-47 at the Civic Center. He scored 11 points in Friday’s win at Frenchtown before tossing in 19 in Saturday’s home rout of Livingston.
After Saturday, Peoples has 1,412 points on his career. He passed the great Jumpin’ Joe, who scored 1,404 from 1942 through 1945.
Leskovar Honda, home of the 20-year, 200,000-mile warranty, is honoring the finest student-athletes from the Mining City in an effort to encourage more children to get up, get out and try all kinds of sports and activities.