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Butte High still feels it can contend in Class AA

Posted at 6:12 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 20:44:08-05

BUTTE – The Butte High boys basketball team ended 2018 with a 1-3 overall record. It’s safe to say that the Bulldogs’ performance through the first four games has been up and down.

But the Bulldogs still have a lot of weapons in the arsenal that can make them a dangerous sleeper team heading into the heavy conference play portion of the season. The end goal still remains to put up a great showing at the Eastern AA divisional tournament in late February in an effort to qualify for the state tournament in March.

“Sticking with the process,” head coach Luke Powers said of the team’s focus. “You know, I think I can tell you the things we’re going to continue to get good at. I said before the season we’ve done a million things in years past to compete, and this team needs to find something they’re real good at. It’s obviously ball pressure, it’s pressure full court, stuff like that. But at times our own defensive pressure has gotten us to play offensively frantic. So we have to get a little more calm, probably a little better shot selection at times, but play fast, but at the same time play under control.”