BUTTE — The annual battle for basketball bragging rights between Butte High and Butte Central took place Tuesday night at the Civic Center, and it was a trade-off in runaway fashion.
The Bulldogs cruised in the girls game, prevailing 62-32, while the defending state champion Maroons, ranked No. 2 in Class A, rolled to a 76-47 victory in the boys nightcap.
In the video above, Butte-based MTN Sports reporter Luke Shelton and digital producer Brandon Sullivan give you a unique peek into coverage of Tuesday's games, including some pregame fun and two final score predictions that didn't quite come true.
Regardless of how the games turned out, it's always a big night when these schools tangle on the hardwood.
"As a man who loves Butte and loves Butte sports, this game is a lot like Christmas," Shelton says. "It comes around once a year. You never know what you're going to get."