Surrounded by family, coaches, teammates and classmates, Butte Central's Dougie Peoples officially signed his letter of intent to continue his basketball career at the College of Idaho, the defending NAIA National Champions.
Butte Central Catholic High School will hold a signing ceremony for basketball standout Dougie Peoples tomorrow at 2pm in the high school rotunda as the outgoing senior officially signs with the basketball program at the College of Idaho. Both Peoples and the Yotes have experienced extraordinary success as of late with the former being awarded the Gatorade Montana Player of the Year award and the latter winning the 2022-23 NAIA National Championship. The College of Idaho coaching staff will be on hand and the public is welcome to attend as well.
Days after breaking "Jumpin'" Joe Kelly's school record for all-time points, Dougie Peoples broke Mike McLeod's decades old single-game scoring record and the Butte Central Maroons won their 15th straight game by putting the mercy rule into effect on the Corvallis Blue Devils winning 82-53 Wednesday night at the Maroon Activities Center.
If the past 20 years have proven anything it is that early February is when Coach Brodie Kelly's teams begin to gel and if the past 5 or so seasons have proven anything it is that other coaches in Class A will have plenty to worry about should the Maroons make their expected postseason run.
Senior guard Dougie Peoples had 23 points for Butte Central and junior guard Jack Keeley came off the bench to add 21 as the Butte Central Maroons ran to a 76-47 win over crosstown rival Butte High Tuesday night at the Butte Civic Center.