The Hamilton Lady Broncs took an early lead over the Columbia Falls Wildcats and won the semi-final of the State Class A Girls Basketball Tournament 44-39 Friday.

The high tension in the game increased in the final quarter as the Columbia Falls girls crept up to within one point of the Hamilton squad, but at the final buzzer the Lady Broncs were victorious 44 to 39.

The team will rest up Saturday before playing in the 8 p.m. championship game against the winner of the Laurel-Havre game Friday.

KLYQ Radio will carry the play-by-play at about 8 p.m. Saturday night on the air at 1240 AM and online at klyq.com.