RED LODGE -- Saturday night's District 6C boys basketball title game is set, as Bridger kept its unbeaten record intact with a win over Broadview-Lavina and Harlowton-Ryegate beat Park City for the third time this year on Friday night in Red Lodge. Both the Scouts and Engineers clinched berths at next weekend's Southern C divisional tournament in Laurel.
Bridger 63, Broadview-Lavina 43
Broadview-Lavina hung with Bridger for 16 minutes, but the Scouts started to flex their muscles in the second half.
Afte holding a 30-22 advantage at the break, Bridger stretched that lead to 13 after three quarters and to 18 early in the fourth. Baylor Pospisil had a game-high 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and Quin Gillespie pumped in 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, as the Scouts shot 51% from the field.
Bridger will play in Saturday night's title game against Harlowton-Ryegate, which the Scouts swept during the regular season.
Harlowton-Ryegate 60, Park City 47
Park City ran out of gas in the second half.
The Panthers led 28-27 at halftime after closing the second quarter on a 7-0 run, but the Engineers took advantage of Park City's cold spell in the third quarter to take a 44-35 lead into the final eight minutes.
Park City threatened several times in the quarter, trimming the lead to six on multiple occasions, but the Engineers had an answer each time.
Colter Woldstad led Harlowton-Ryegate with 18 points, 16 of which came in the first half. Ryan Fenley added 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting.
Park City senior Tucker Johnstone led all scorers with 26 points, but only nine of those came in the second half. Johnstone was the only Panther in double figures. The Engineers made him work, though, as he shot 8 of 28 from the field.
Harlowton-Ryegate will look to avenge a pair of regular-season losses to Bridger in Saturday night's championship game.