In their second appearance at the State Class A girls basketball tournament at Great Falls, the Hamilton Lady Broncs defeated Belgrade in a loser-out match Friday afternoon by a score of 44 to 27.

The teams were within two points of each other during the first half, with Belgrade leading 13-11 at the end of the first quarter and Hamilton leading by two, 21 to 19, at the half. In the third quarter, the Lady Broncs were grabbing the rebounds and went on a scoring run, and all of a sudden they were leading by 10 points. The fourth quarter saw Hamilton scoring less and Belgrade closing the gap, but it was not enough. The final score was Hamilton 44 Belgrade 27.

The Lady Broncs will play Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in loser-out action against the loser of Butte Central-Hardin game Friday night. Belgrade was eliminated from the tourney.

KLYQ will have the game play-by-play on the radio at 1240 AM, on the web at, on Alexa with the KLYQ skill and on your cellphone with the free KLYQ app.