GREAT FALLS — Freshman post Isabelle Heggem scored a game-high 18 points to help the Roy-Winifred girls top North Star 47-34 in a Northern C divisional basketball challenge game on Monday.
The Outlaws are the defending Class C co-champions and will head back to next week’s State C tournament in Lockwood as the No. 2 seed out of the North. The Knights, who enjoyed an incredible run to the District 9C title and Northern C championship game, are done for the season.
North Star jumped out to a quick lead in the first period of Monday's challenge game and led 14-11 after eight minutes. But the Roy-Winifred defense held the Knights without a point in the second quarter, outscoring them 13-0 to take a 24-14 lead to halftime.
The Outlaws took control in the third quarter, pushing the lead to 21 points and coasting the rest of the way to a victory.
Roy-Winifred’s lone senior, Trinity Edwards, scored 15 points in the win. Junior forward Madeline Heggem scored only two points but played stalwart defense with 13 rebounds and five blocks.
Jade Wendland led North Star with 13 points, with Laynie Sattoriva pitching in 11 in the loss. North Star had lost to Fort Benton on Saturday in the Northern C championship game, which set up the challenge with Roy-Winifred, which had lost to Fort Benton in the semifinal round before winning the consolation final against Box Elder.
The Outlaws will face Western C champion Seeley-Swan in the first round of the State C tournament when it begins on March 10 in Lockwood.