BOZEMAN — The Belgrade and Billings Senior boys basketball teams picked up wins against Bozeman programs on Friday.
Belgrade 53, Bozeman Gallatin 36
It was a game of redemption for the Gallatin Raptors as they traveled to Belgrade Friday night for their last conference game of the season. The two programs crossed paths nearly a month ago with the Panthers pulling out the win in the finals seconds.
Belgrade carried that momentum into Friday night's game, holding the Raptors to only two points in the first quarter. The Panthers never budged from their lead, winning 53-26.
A major part of their success was due to the hot hand of Kade Slauch. The 6-foot-5 sophomore finished with 23 points, featuring seven 3-pointers.
Belgrade had two other scorers finish in double digits: Wyatt Russell (13 points) and Ta'Veus Randle (11).
Billings Senior 60, Bozeman High 42
Senior jumped out in front early and never looked back, winning 60-42 on Friday.
The Broncs' win featured 10 different scorers, with Jacksen Burckley leading the way with 16 points.