The Havre Blue Ponies Boys Basketball team travels to Billings Central Saturday. Head Coach Waylon Burgess knows that his boys will need to come ready to play.
“We know this week against Billings Central that were going to need to come ready to play. We were the ones that ended up knocking them out last year going to the state tournament, that was the deciding game. We know they’re going to give us their best effort and it’s going to be a tough battle anytime you go down there to play a Billings Central team. They just keep reloading every year for some odd reason.”
One of the big reasons for Havre’s opening game win was Senior Xavier Butlers performance. He recorded 27 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Coach Waylon knows that he will be a big part of their success this year.
“We like the way X [Xavier Butler] can score the ball in the inside out, we know he does a lot of good things. He led the state last year as a junior in blocks. We just think he can do a lot of good things on the court.”