Early in the Hamilton-Butte Central basketball game Friday, we lost track of how many times the lead changed.

But the final period of the December 22nd game made the difference, as Hamilton won the game 58 to 49.

The two teams matched their scoring back and forth and at the half, the Broncs led by two points - 27 to 25. And at the end of the third quarter, Butte Central led 37 to 34.

The fourth quarter saw the Broncs charge into a 15-point lead with about two minutes left. The final score was Hamilton 58 Butte Central 49.

Meanwhile, in Butte, the Hamilton Lady Broncs also won their contest against the Lady Maroons by a score of 44 to 41.

Both Hamilton teams are undefeated with a strong opening in the high school basketball season. After the long holiday break, the Broncs will be back in the first week of January. KLYQ will broadcast selected games of both teams as we start 2018.