BILLINGS – Three Forks and Forsyth took control early in their Southern B girls basketball first-round games Thursday morning and held on to advance to Friday’s semifinals.
Three Forks jumped out to a 30-11 lead on Huntley Project in the opening game of the tournament on its way to a 48-38 win inside Rimrock Auto Arena.
Kyle Olson dominated every facet of the game. The Carroll College commit scored 28 points and added 10 rebounds, five assists, and seven steals. Olson shot 9 of 14 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free throw line.
Macee Murphy led Huntley Project with 11 points while Loran Murphy added 10 and Emily Poole scored nine. The Red Devils went on a 10-0 run between the second and third quarters to get within nine but never threatened the Wolves down the stretch.
Forsyth, meanwhile, took a 16-2 lead on Roundup and held on for a 54-42 win in the next game. The Panthers got as close as four in the second half but never had a chance to tie or take the lead.
Lindsey Hein scored a team-high 20 for the Dogies on 8-of-13 shooting. Roxanne Keefer added 11 on 5-of-6 shooting. Roundup’s Meghan Eiselein led all scorers with 21.
Three Forks and Forsyth will meet in the first girls semifinal Friday at 3:30 p.m. Huntley Project and Roundup fall into loser-out play. Three teams will advance from the Southern B to the State B girls tournament.