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Billings Central boys pull away from Lewistown late

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-19 00:44:10-05

BILLINGS – An early fourth quarter run allowed Billings Central to pull away from Lewistown for a 62-52 win Friday night at the Nelles Center, giving the Rams the season sweep.

Central led 46-41 before Niki Krause and Cade Herriford hit two 3-pointers in a 30-second span, sandwiched around two free throws, to put the Rams up 54-41 with 4:00 to play.


It was back and forth for much of the game. Central led 7-3 after a slow first quarter. Lewistown came back to take the lead in the second but trailed 23-19 at half after Central’s Chrishon Dixon hit a buzzer-beating triple. Dixon led the Rams with 23 points.

Lewistown again came back in the third, taking a three-point lead midway through the quarter thanks to Tanner Trafton’s game-high 24 points. But the Rams tied it up at 35 before Seth Sasich beat the third quarter buzzer with a 3 of his own to give Central a 38-35 lead. The Rams would never trail again.

Central moves to 10-1 with the win. Lewistown falls to 7-4.