RED LODGE – From worst to first.

The Shepherd Fillies finished last in the 4B regular season, but will head into the Southern B Divisional tournament as the 4B’s top seed after beating Roundup, 32-24, in the District 4B title game Saturday night.

Shepherd led just 12-8 after a very slow-paced first half. They finished 11-30 from the field – nothing flashy, but miles ahead of Roundup’s 9-44 FG shooting performance.

Taylor Buyse was active for the Fillies throughout, scoring a team-high nine points and drawing 10 fouls. Buyse also chipped in five of Shepherd’s six assists.

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McKenna Sealey and Faith Nichols each scored 10 for Roundup, but the rest of the team combined for just four points on 2-22 FG shooting.

Joliet’s boys will also be a No. 1 seed at the Southern B after a big second half propelled the J-Hawks to a 47-35 win over Roundup in the first 4B title game of the night in Red Lodge.

Ty Olson scored 16 points, while Wyatt Kramer had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Joliet.

Roundup shot just 15-56 (26.8%) from the field, including 3-25 from the three-point line. The Panthers also only took five free throws, making just two.

Roundup led 15-11 at halftime, but Joliet found their offense after the break, scoring 17 points in the third quarter and 19 in the fourth.

Shepherd will join the J-Hawks and Panthers at divisionals, after the Mustangs beat Huntley Project in the 4B consolation game to clinch the conference’s third bid. Red Lodge won the girls consolation game, 66-44 over Joliet, to also punch a ticket to divisionals.

The Southern B begins Thursday, Mar. 2 at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings.

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