ANACONDA — Two of Montana's oldest high school rivals met at the newly renovated Memorial Gymnasium in Anaconda Thursday night for a boys and girls basketball doubleheader. Both varsity games were played in dedication to Anaconda High School sophomore Gabbie Stetzner, who is currently battling Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, which affects the muscles of the limbs and core.
The girls game between Anaconda and Butte Central got the night started. Anaconda used a late fourth-quarter run to build a lead big enough to hold off Meg Murphy's late-game schemes en route to a 37-30 win.
The boys game didn't fare as well for the Copperheads. The Maroons took a 36-17 lead into halftime and kept their foot on the gas pedal in the second half. Butte Central took home the 64-44 win to split the cross-class doubleheader with Anaconda.