George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor firstname.lastname@example.org
With no games in high school girls's basketball taking place this coming weekend due to the holiday break, things were intense this past weekend across the Hi-Line. The week started off with the No. 7 Rocky Boy Morning Stars taking care of Turner 79-13 in District 9C action on Wednesday night. The Morning Stars got 16 points from Erin Broncho, while Apryl Webster and Frances Eagleman added 14 and 11 points, respectively in the win. Turner was paced by Sydney Obrecht's six points. Rocky Boy returned to the floor on Thursday night, and behind a 25-point effort from Broncho, defeated the Box Elder Bears 60-57 to earn a sweep heading into the break. The Morning Stars trailed at halftime, but stormed back in the final 16 minutes, and also got 14 points from Kianna Azure to remain unbeaten in district play. Box Elder was led by Arielle Wolfchief's 18 points, including two 3-pointers. The Bears also got 16 points form Rylin Burns and 15 points and 12 rebounds form Rokki Parker in the loss. Meanwhile, in Turner on Thursday night, North Star clubbed the host Tornadoes 72-9 behind a seasonhigh 21 points from Robin Patrick. The Knights also got 15 points from Natasha Dyrland and 13 points by Justine Beaudry in the easy win. Turner was paced by Chelsea Sunford's five points. Friday night was the final night of 2007 for most area teams, and the year didn't end well for the Chinook Sugarbeeters as they went to Malta and got thumped by Class B's No. 1 team. The M-Ettes scored 45 points in the first half, and held the Beeters scoreless in the second quarter to lead 45-7 at halftime en route to a 78-21 win. Kayla Dugan led the Beeters with seven points and six rebounds, while Alyssa Brown added six points in the loss. The No. 2-ranked Big Sandy Pioneers closed their year out in style on Friday night by crushing Hays-Lodge Pole 89-32. The win over HLP came just one night after the Pioneers ran past Winifred 60-43. Against HLP, Big Sandy got 21 points from Shersteen Cline and 19 points from Laci Keller. Point guard Josi Herron, who has played well this season, chipped in with 15 points and six assists. HLP was led by Susie Kirkaldie;s 10 points. Chester/J-I also won its fourth straight game of 2007 on Friday night after the Hawks took care of Valier 44- 29 in District 10C action. The Hawks used an 11-4 secondquarter run to build a lead, and they put the game on ice by outscoring the Panthers 11-5 in the fourth period. Molly Brown led the way for C/J-I with 11 points, while Hannah Schweitzer chipped in with nine. Girl's high school basketball will return to the Hi-Line on Jan. 4, as district races heat up around the state.