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Eastern C: Westby-Grenora, Scobey girls to meet in title game

Posted at 10:14 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 00:20:14-05

GLASGOW -- The two district champions at the Eastern C girls basketball divisional tournament in Glasgow will be playing for the divisional title on Saturday night, as Westby-Grenora and Scobey won big in the semifinals.

Westby-Grenora 51, Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale 34

Westby-Grenora built a 26-14 halftime lead over Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale on its way to a 51-34 victory in the semifinals to earn a berth in Saturday's Eastern C divisional title game.

Westby-Grenora suffocated the Mavericks' offense, forcing 19 turnovers and holding Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale to just 28.9 percent shooting for the game. The Thunder were much more efficient on the offensive end than the Mavericks, too, as they shot 47 percent from the field and 15 of 19 from the foul line.

Jenna Rust led the way for Westby-Grenora with 20 points and seven rebounds. Elizabeth Field had 15 points and made 9 of 10 foul shots.

Westby-Grenora will meet Scobey in the title game, as the Spartans took care of business in the nightcap.

Scobey 48, Plentywood 22

Scobey smothered Plentywood from the opening tip, building a 29-16 halftime lead on its way to a 48-22 win to get back in the Eastern C title game for the second consecutive year.

Scobey was extremely efficient on the offensive end, shooting 48.7 percent and turning the ball over just eight times. The Spartans forced 16 Plentywood turnovers and made six more 3-point shots than the Wildcats.

Gracee Lekvold had 16 points for Scobey and Kortney Nelson had 15 points and six assists. The Spartans will face Westby-Grenora in the title game in what will be the third meeting this season between the two. Westby-Grenora won in Scobey, while Scobey won at Westby-Grenora.