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Western A girls semifinals: Columbia Falls, Ronan to face off in championship

Western A girls semifinals: Columbia falls slips past Browning
Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 26, 2021

BUTTE — Columbia Falls held on against Browning and Ronan pulled away from Hamilton to win Western A girls basketball semifinal games at the Maroon Activities Center on Friday. The Wildkats and Maidens clinched berths at the Class A state tournament with wins and will meet each other in the Western A championship at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Columbia Falls 45, Browning 42

At the end of the third quarter, the Browning found itself down 34-24. However, the Indians would give Columbia Falls a run for its money in the fourth, outscoring the Wildkats 18-11 to make it a three-point game. Columbia Falls, though, held on for the 45-42 win and advances to the championship.

Wildkats senior Hannah Schweikert had a game-high 17 points and seven rebounds.

Browning senior Tatum Running Crane had a team-high 12 points.

The Wildkats play in the championship game Saturday at 8 p.m.

Ronan 54, Hamilton 32

Ronan jumped out to a 12-10 first-quarter lead, and Hamilton could never get any closer in this one as the Maidens rolled 54-32.

Maidens junior Danielle Coffman had a game-high 12 points.

Broncs senior Katelyn Dickemore had a team-high 10 points.

Ronan heads to the championship to take on an undefeated Columbia Falls team.