Ben Dudek

Ben Dudek is shown speaking to the Helena High girls basketball team during a game earlier this season. 

HELENA  Due to contact tracing, the Helena High girls basketball team will be sidelined until Jan. 25, causing multiple games to get rescheduled.

The first of those games was supposed to be played in Missoula Thursday night against Missoula Big Sky.

According to Helena activities director Tim McMahon, that game will be rescheduled along with the crosstown girls basketball game against Helena Capital which was set for Jan. 22. 

"They are out due to contact tracing until Jan. 25," McMahon confirmed to the Independent Record and

McMahon said that he expected to announce new game dates and times soon, possibly as soon as Friday. He also said that the contract tracing would not impact the freshman or sophomore teams and that those schedules would go on without being impacted.

The Bengals are 2-1 under first-year head coach Ben Dudek and won their last game on Tuesday night against Missoula Sentinel. The Bengals also knocked off Butte on the road last Saturday. 

Helena's next game is Jan. 28 against Glacier. 

Chris is the sports editor and lead preps reporter for the Independent Record and Follow him on Twitter @cmpetey406

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