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Hellgate and Capital Boys Basketball: A Growing Rivalry

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Last year the Hellgate knights took down the capital high bruins in the AA state title game, and Friday, that rivalry will continue.

The Hellgate Knights admit they stumbled out of the gates early, but have won 5 out of their last six, the last game they lost, was to number one Capital High, a team they'll face again on Friday.

"Can't wait.  I mean we have a chip on our shoulder from last game of course,"

Even though the Bruins came away victorious last time, they have plenty of respect for the Knights.

"In my mind, they are the best in the state, and I know we'll have to play very well to beat them.  It's a big game, but just like last time, whether you win or lose, it's not the season.  It's not a season maker or a season breaker," says Capital head coach Guy Almquist.

And with their better play of late, the team acknowledges the intensity has ramped up now that conference play is here

"We always try and play the best basketball we can, and bring our all every game, but it's definitely a different ball game when it's conference play.  You don't want them to get the upper-hand, or the confidence that they can beat you especially two times with Capital," says Hellgate senior guard Brady Henthorn.

The focus for the Bruins, stop Hellgate's stellar junior Tres Tinkle, and try to limit the rest of the team.

"Keep him out of the lane.  Even if we play perfect defense on him, he's still going to get his points, so we've got to make sure the other guys don't go off for 10-15 points," says Capital senior guard Kyle Nickol.

For the Knights, it's all about hustle.

"We're going to have to make sure we play a little bit tougher, a little bit stronger, with rebounding and pressure.  It's not going to be easy going over to Helena and doing that, but we're trying to get better every day and that's our focus.  If we can keep improving, keep getting better we'll play our best basketball at the end of the year," explains Hellgate head coach Jeff Hays.

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