The Hamilton Lady Broncs dropped the first game of the State A Girls Basketball Tournament in Great Falls, losing to Havre Blue Ponies 43 to 39.

The game was close throughout, with Havre leading after one quarter 18-13, and Hamilton tying the game at the half, then trailed by three, 29-26 at the end of three quarters and the final was Havre 43 - Hamilton 39.

Hamilton will play Friday at 12:30 p.m. in a loser-out contest against Belgrade, who lost to Browning 63-51 Thursday afternoon. The Thursday evening games match up Hardin against Columbia Falls at 6:30 p.m. and Butte Central against Glendive at 8 p.m.

KLYQ will carry all the Hamilton games from the state tournament on 1240 AM radio, at, on your cellphone with the free KLYQ app and on Alexa.