The Hamilton Broncs ended their basketball season at the Western A Divisional in Butte, losing to host Butte Central by 49 to 38 in a Saturday loser-out game.

The Broncs had the lead after the first quarter of play, 15 to 8 over the Maroons. But the scoring gap disappeared by the half, with Hamilton leading by 3, 18 to 15. The third quarter saw the Maroons take the lead and they were ahead of the Broncs by five at the beginning of the fourth quarter by a score of 31 to 26. The final period did not bring happiness and the final score was Butte Central 49 Hamilton 38.

Butte Central goes on to the consolation game at 5 p.m. Saturday night. Hamilton, meanwhile, ends their season. Playing for the boys Divisional Championship at 8 p.m. will be the Polson Pirates against the Dillon Beavers.

On the girls side of the tournament, the Hamilton Lady Broncs will be playing Whitefish for 3rd place in the tourney. That 5 p.m. game at the Butte Central Maroon gym, will be on 1240 AM Radio, online at www.klyq.com and on the free KLYQ app on your cellphone.

By making it to the consolation game, the Lady Broncs will be going on to the State Class A Basketball Tournament in Great Falls next week. The Championship for Western A girls teams will be between Columbia Falls and Ronan at 8 p.m.

KLYQ was happy to bring you the Hamilton Broncs basketball season this year. The kids were great and our support never wavered.

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