On the basketball court, Brooke Badovinac has a calm, cool demeanor as she lights up the scoreboard and her competition.
That earned the Butte Central senior the nickname “The Assassin.”
She scored 671 points as a junior. That is the most high school points scored by a Butte boy or girl in Mining City history. Despite drawing double teams — and even the triangle-and-two defense at least once — Badovinac still scored 23.4 points per game as a senior.
She matched Kellie Johnson-Mead’s girls’ school record of 42 points in one game.
In November, Badovinac signed to play basketball at Montana Tech, so Butte hoops fans will have four more years to watch “The Assassin” in action.
Listen in as Badovinac talks about beginning her hoops career at the Knights of Columbus, playing Saturday mornings in the Little Kids Hoops program. Listen as she talks about facing that triangle-and-two defense and what it was like to rewrite so many records.
Listen as she talks about winning the KC MVP before her classmate Dougie Peoples, and listen to her take on the BC boys playing at the Class A State tournament in Bozeman this week.