MISSOULA -- The Scobey and Westby-Grenora girls each kept their seasons alive Friday morning in loser-out action at the Class C state basketball tournament at Dahlberg Arena. Scobey defeated Seeley-Swan, while Westby-Grenora eliminated Manhattan Christian.
Westby-Grenora 52, Manhattan Christian 36
Jenna Rust had a monster double-double of 26 points and 17 rebounds, adding two steals, two assists and one recorded block shot, as the MonDak Thunder kept the 2019-20 season alive in loser-out action Friday morning.
The Thunder created separation in the second and third quarters, outscoring the Eagles 34-15 during the 16-minute span.
Elizabeth Field hit a pair of 3-pointers, scoring 14 points and snagging four steals for the Thunder. Westby-Grenora forced 30 Manhattan Christian turnovers in the win. The Eagles were 0-for-14 shooting from beyond the 3-point line.
Westby-Grenora awaits the loser between Belt and Melstone, who tip off at 7:30 p.m. in Friday's second semifinal game.
Scobey 40, Seeley-Swan 28
Kortney Nelson had 18 points and six rebounds, while also contributing three steals and two assists as Scobey kept its trophy aspirations alive Friday at the Class C state tournament, defeating Seeley-Swan in loser-out action.
Gracee Lekvold added 13 points, five rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists, hitting three 3-pointers in the win. Elli Linder had six rebounds and four steals for the Spartans, who did just enough to pull away from the Blackhawks.
Seeley-Swan was led by Klaire Kovatch's nine points and 12 rebounds. Sariah Maughan had nine points and six boards in the loss.
Scobey will meet either Ekalaka or Roy-Winifred on Saturday morning, with the winner advancing to the State C consolation game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.