The Havre Blue Pony girls basketball trip to divisionals started off the way they hoped, coming away with a huge win over the host team Livingston Rangers.
Havre trailed early, scoring only four points in the first quarter. But the Ponies showed resilience, coming back to take a 20-18 lead at the half.
Havre's lead increased to 33-28 after three quarters of play, but a back-and-forth battle consumed the fourth, giving fans a thriller on the first day of tournament action.
Senior Jayla McPherson sank two free throws with seconds remaining on the clock to give Havre a 43-41 lead. Park got the ball back with an opportunity to score and tie the game, but missed the shot and Carrie Flatau came down with the rebound to secure the game for Havre.
But Havre's success ended after Thursday's game, when it fell to Lewistown on Friday 52-37. Havre shot only 26 percent for the game, while the Eagles shot an impressive 54 percent.
Facing Browning in loser-out action Saturday morning, Havre continued having shooting problems, shooting 32.7 percent for the game. Havre also only shot two free throws in the 51-37 loss.
Editor's note: Due to the high volume of weekend sports events going on in Havre, a full tournament wrapup for the Blue Ponies will appear in tomorrow's paper.