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Southern B: Columbus boys, Whitehall girls win play-in games

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 11:17:54-05

BILLINGS -- The Columbus boys and Whitehall girls basketball teams are moving on to the first round of the Southern B divisional tournament Thursday in Billings after each won their play-in games on Wednesday night.

The Cougars were locked in a tough battle with Whitehall until Trey Stempfel came up clutch, hitting two free throws with five seconds left in the fourth quarter to put Columbus up 36-34, which would end as the final score. Columbus now advances to the first round of the Southern B and will play Lodge Grass Thursday at 5 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Whitehall girls advanced after defeating Huntley Project 61-51. The Trojans will now face Colstrip on Thursday at 8 p.m.