Helena High post Taylor England (right) celebrates with teammates after the Bengals' win over Butte on Tuesday. (MTN Sports photo)

HELENA – Taylor England scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed a critical rebound in the fourth quarter as Helena High held off Butte, 39-37.

England, an all-state selection a year ago, gave the Bulldogs fits in the post for the majority of the evening. With around five minutes to play in the contest, England connected on a basket in the post and drew a foul to give the Bengals a one-point lead. After a Connor Murgel free throw made it 39-37 with under a minute to play, England corralled a key rebound off a Butte miss that sent possession to the other end.

Butte would miss an attempt to win the game from three-quarter court as time expired.

The Bulldogs were led by Ryson Lovshin and Evan Anderson’s 11 points in the loss.

Helena High post Taylor England (right) celebrates with teammates after the Bengals' win over Butte on Tuesday. (MTN Sports photo)
Helena High post Taylor England (right) celebrates with teammates after the Bengals’ win over Butte on Tuesday. (MTN Sports photo)

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