The Hamilton Broncs had a tough night against the Butte Central Maroons at the Hamilton High School gym, losing the Class A conference game 48 to 38.

The score was fairly even during three quarters, with Butte Central leading by four points at the end of the third quarter, 28 to 24. But the fourth quarter told the tale and the Maroons outscored the Broncs with the final tally - Butte Central 48 Hamilton 38.

Hamilton drops to 3 and 2 for conference action, 11 and 2 on the season. They next will play in Frenchtown Thursday evening.