In Hamilton and in Butte, four top teams played exciting Class A Southwestern basketball as we approach tournament time. In Hamilton, the Lady Broncs won their afternoon game with 46 points to Butte Central's 41. Meanwhile in Butte, the Maroons lost to the undefeated Hamilton Broncs 60 to 53.

In the Lady Broncs game, the girls were pretty evenly matched during the first half , but Butte Central slipped ahead by 5 points as they broke for the halftime. When they came back to the floor, the Lady Broncs went on a 12-point run before Butte Central got back in the scoring game and before the end of the third, they had tied the game 32 to 32, but Hamilton led by one point, 34 to 33, at the start of the final period. The final score was Hamilton 46 Butte Central 41. The Lady Broncs are undefeated in conference play at 7 and 0.

In Butte, the Hamilton Broncs dominated most of the game, leading 30 to 19 at the half, 45 to 26 after three periods and winning the game 60 to 53. the boys are undefeated for the season.

KLYQ 1240 AM will next broadcast the Hamilton-Stevensville Southwestern Conference games February 6th and 8th.