BILLINGS — At Lockwood High School on Saturday afternoon, (2W) Manhattan Christian took on (2N) Roy-Winifred in a battle to take home the third-place trophy at the Class C girls basketball state tournament.
Both teams were looking to end their seasons on a high note, but in the end, the Outlaws took control early and never looked back for a 54-30 win.
The Outlaws were on fire from the get-go, jumping out to a 14-5 lead after the first quarter and by the time halftime hit, they were sitting comfortably, up by a score of 30-14.
Freshman Isabelle Heggem was dominant in the first half for Roy-Winifred, almost accruing a double-double, 12 points and seven rebounds. It wasn't just outstanding play from Heggem. The stellar defense by the Outlaws forced the Eagles into 14 turnovers.
That was more than enough of a lead to give the Outlaws the win to take home the third-place hardware.
Heggem ended up with the double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Eagles senior Eliana Kuperus, who amassed quite few double-doubles in her time with Manhattan Christian, ended her career with with one, finishing with 10 points and 11 rebounds.