WORDEN – The Harlowton Lady Engineers had just enough steam left.
Mariah Dietrich sank two free throws with seconds left to put the ice on Harlowton’s 49-45 win over longtime rival Broadview-Lavina Saturday night, after the Pirates had trimmed an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to two.
Ally Martin scored 17 points, Kaitlin Lane added 12, and both pulled down six rebounds in a game that turned into another hard-fought battle. The Engineers out-rebounded Broadview-Lavina 28-19 overall.
The Schott sisters did all they could for the Pirates – Kylie scored a team-high 17, while Krista added 12 – but the rest of the team combined for just 16 total points on 4-19 FG shooting.
Broadview-Lavina shot 14-45 (31.1%) overall. Harlowton was a more efficient 17-41 (41.5%).
The Engineers will be the No. 1 seed at next week’s Southern C Girls Divisional tournament in Laurel. Below are the first round matchups:
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Game 1: Melstone vs. Plenty Coups – 1:00 pm
Game 2: Broadview-Lavina vs. Broadus 2:30 pm
Game 3: Harlowton vs. Ekalaka 6:30 pm
Game 4: Wibaux vs. Park City 8:00 pm
In the 6C boys championship game, Reed Point-Rapelje continued their fantastic play with an 81-62 upset win over Plenty Coups.
Trevor Herzog poured in a game-high 36 points, including 9-11 from three-point range, while teammate Cade Bare added 22. The Renegades made 13 threes overall.
Tristan Gieser added a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds for Reed Point-Rapelje, who beat top-seeded Bridger in the semifinals Friday to make it into Saturday’s title game.
Ethan Lambert scored 21 and grabbed 11 rebounds for Plenty Coups, who will go into divisionals as the No. 2 seed from the South.
The Southern C Boys Divisional doesn’t begin until Mar. 2 in Miles City.