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Butte tops Wolfpack boys with 3-point barrage

Feb. 14—BUTTE — The Glacier boys shot their way into a 10-point third-quarter lead Tuesday, before the Butte Bulldogs heated up even more.

Hudson Luedtke and Dylan Bache each scored nine fourth-quarter points the Bulldogs rallied past the Wolfpack for a 60-52 Western AA basketball win.

Luedte scored 16 points, Tocher Lee added 13 and Bache checked in with 11.

It was Lee's 3-pointer that started Butte (10-6 overall, 8-4 in Western AA games) back from a 44-34 deficit; he hit another midway through the fourth quarter that tied the game at 48-all.

While the Wolfpack (7-8, 6-5 in league) cooled off, Bache hit back-to-back threes for a 54-48 Bulldog lead.

Easton Kauffman hit a three for the Pack, but the Bulldogs used free throws to pull away in the final 2:02.

Kauffman scored 12 points for Glacier, including three 3-pointers. The Wolfpack next plays at Helena High Friday.

Glacier 14 15 16 7 — 52

Butte 8 18 11 23 — 60

GLACIER — Cohen Kastelitz 1 0-0 2, Brantly Salmonsen 1 1-2 3, Noah Cummings 3 0-0 8, Liam Ells 3 1-1 9, Easton Kauffman 4 1-2 12, Luke Nikunen 1 0-0 2, Owen Henry 1 0-0 2, Josh Eagleton 1 0-0 2, Gabe Christianson 0 0-0 0, Jackson Endreson 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 5-10 52.

BUTTE — Bo Demarais 0 0-0 0, Dylan Boche 3 3-4 11, Rueso Batterman 2 0-0 4, Hudson Luedtke 4 7-8 16, Tocher Lee 4 1-2 13, Trey McCarthy 0 0-0 0, Torre Tempel 2 0-0 6, Brady Hanson 0 2-2 2, Braylon Larson 4 0-0 8, Colton Shea 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 13-16 60.

3-point goals — Glacier 7 (7 (Kauffman 3, Ells 2, Cummings 2) Butte 9 (Lee 4, Boche 2, Tempel 2, Luedtke 1). Fouls — Glacier 19, Butte 11. Fouled out — Ells.