The Hellgate High School mens' basketball team triumphed in a 77-52 home victory over the Helena Capital Bruins Saturday evening. The first period of the game saw nearly equal scoring from both teams. However, the Bruins dropped the game in the second quarter, scoring only eight points to the Knights' 24. The Bruins were left playing catch-up the rest of the game, and were unable to make up the deficit.
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Hellgate senior center Abe Johnson battles for the rebound after a Hellgate shot missed the hoop during the fourth period of the Knights' 77-52 victory over the Helena Capital Bruins on Saturday evening.
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Hellgate senior Kade McWilliams navigates through Helena Capital defense, looking for a pass to a teammate during the first period of the game.
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Hellgate junior guard Josh Wade switches directions and looks up for a pass around the Helena Capital defense during the fourth period.
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Hellgate junior Beckett Arthur protects the ball from Helena Capital senior guard Trevor Swanson after diving for it near mid court.
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The Helena Capital team listens head coach Guy Almquist between the first and second periods. The Bruins managed to keep pace with the Knights for the first period but began to lose their lead during the second period.
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Hellgate senior center Abe Johnson grins as he watches his second-period dunk go through the net during the second period.
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The Hellgate bench celebrate a successful shot by a teammates during the fourth period.
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Helena Capital senior point guard Parker Johnson leaps for a stray ball while Hellgate junior guard Rollie Worster scrambles to defend.
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Hellgate fan Parker Hogan watches the Knights warm up for the second half of the game from the base of the student section. Hogan's father, Sean, teaches Health classes at the school and coaches Football and Track.
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Hellgate senior center Abe Johnson tries to put the ball up for a layup while Helena Capital senior guard Trevor Swanson defends. during the first period of the game.
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The Hellgate student section celebrate a play by their team toward the end of the game.
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Hellgate junior Beckett Arthur glances at the scoreboard from the bench with seconds left in the game.