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Froid-Lake, Plentywood take center stage in Eastern C girls championship

Posted at 11:51 PM, Feb 23, 2018

WOLF POINT — Froid-Medicine Lake is getting hot at the right time.

One year after making a run to the State C consolation game, the Redhawks are beginning to click late into the postseason, earning an impressive 54-44 win over Savage in the Eastern C semifinal round on Friday evening. Froid-Lake outscored the Warriors 30-19 in the second half.

Mackenzie Dethman had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Redhawks, while Sydney Dethman added 11 points and five boards to go with four steals. Morgan Mason once again provided the defensive spark for Froid-Lake, finishing with eight steals to go with her 11 points and six rebounds.

The Redhawks trailed 11-7 after the opening quarter, but scored 17 in the second period. Still, the team trailed 25-24 entering the halftime break before the big second half outburst. The Redhawks made 11 of 23 field goals in the second half and went 17-20 from the free throw line to help lock up the win.

Soda Rice (11) and Kiana Miller (10) combined for 21 points for Savage, which was held to seven field goals in the second half. Rice had eight rebounds and two steals.

Froid-Lake meets Plentywood in Saturday’s Eastern C divisional championship after the Wildcats edged Scobey 42-37. Brenna Osksa paced Plentywood with 15 points, going 5-9 from the floor. Mikayla Stevens chipped in with seven points and seven rebounds.

Deadlocked at 16-all at halftime, Plentywood poured in 17 third-quarter points to open a 33-19 lead and survived a late Scobey rally for the win.

Scobey was led by Elli Lidner’s 12 points and six rebounds. Gracee Lekvold had 10 points and six steals in the loss.

Saturday’s championship game tips off at 7 p.m. between Froid-Lake and Plentywood. Savage squares off with Westby-Grenora at 9:30 a.m. and Scobey and Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale meet in the loser-out round at 11 a.m.