Lady Broncs Will Play Again Friday at State
The Hamilton Lady Broncs trailed by as much as 11 points in their State Class A Basketball game against the Dawson County Red Devils Thursday, but came back and decisively won the contest by a score of 47 to 34.
Hamilton was trailing after the first quarter by a score of 9 to 4 as Glendive controlled the scoring. Early in the second quarter, at one point Hamilton trailed 15 to 4. But by the end of the half, they had found the basket and trailed only by 6 points, Glendive 18 to Hamilton 12.
The third quarter still saw Hamilton with fewer points than the Red Devils and they started the final period four points behind, Glendive 27 to Hamilton 23. However, that fourth quarter saw an amazing turn-around with the Lady Broncs scoring 24 points to Glendive's 7. With free-throws and regular baskets the Hamilton team outpaced the Red Devils and finished the game with a 13 point advantage, Hamilton 47 - Dawson County 34.
Hamilton will play in another loser-out game Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Their opponent will be the loser of the semi-final game Thursday evening between Hardin and Billings Central. The winner of the Friday game will go on to the Consolation game Saturday afternoon. The loser will be out of the tournament. KLYQ will again carry the live play-by-play with Rich Forbis on 1240 AM Radio, at www.klyq.com and on the free KLYQ cellphone app.
Elsewhere at the Great Falls tournament, yesterday Hardin defeated Ronan and Billings Central defeated Whitefish. That sets up the two semi-final games Thursday night, with Havre against Columbia Falls and Hardin versus Billings Central. The winners will advance to the championship. On the boys side of the state games, the semi-finals are: Dillon Beavers versus Laurel and Polson Pirates against Billings Central.