It was a tale of two halves as the Hamilton Lady Broncs defeated the Ronan Maidens in the Western A Divisional basketball tournament in Ronan. The Maidens took control of the game in first quarter and led 15 to 3 as the second quarter started. The Lady Broncs trailed throughout that period and at the half were still behind 23 to 18. Then, after halftime, they made free throws and scored enough to tie the game 32 to 32 and then break that tie to win the game 45 to 37.

Friday night at about 8 p.m. the Lady Broncs will play the winner of the late-night Thursday game between Frenchtown and Browning. We'll have that game on 1240 AM KLYQ Radio, at and on the free KLYQ cellphone app. Ronan will play the loser at 2 pm. The Corvallis Lady Blue Devils are into semi-final action, too. They defeated Columbia Falls in the first game of the tournament and will play Whitefish at 6:30 p.m. Friday.