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Friday's Prep Basketball: HHS girls falter in semifinals; Rocky Boy boys still alive

The Havre High girls basketball team won't have a chance to win the 2013 Class A state championship. Not after the Laurel Locomotives shut the Blue Ponies down 46-35 Friday night in a semifinal clash at the Butte Civic Center. Havre falls into Saturday's loser-out bracket where the Ponies will play old Central A rival Butte Central at 11:30 a.m. The winner will face either Browning or Frenchtown in the conoslation game, while the loser's season is over. Laurel will play Eastern A rival Billings Central for the state championship Saturday night.

Havre's Lacey Waid, right, dribbles by a Laurel defender during Friday night's Class A semifinal in Butte.

The Ponies fell behind in the first quarter and never led the Locomotives. Havre was in striking distance at 19-11 at halftime, but Laurel never let havre get closer than five points the rest of the way. Morgan Mazurkiewicz led the Ponies with 11 points.

Meanwhile, the Rocky Boy boys basketball team rebounded from its stunning first-round, Northern B loss to Glasgow Thursday by taking care of Conrad 60-46 Friday afternoon in Cut Bank. The Stars will face top-ranked Malta Saturday morning, with the winner advancing to Saturday night's consolation game.

For full coverage, see Monday's Havre Daily News.

Friday's Scores

The Associated Press

BOYS BASKETBALL Northern B at Cut Bank Loser Out

Fairfield 53, Plentywood 40

Rocky Boy 60, Conrad 46

Semifinal

Choteau 60, Malta 52

Wolf Point 56, Glasgow 30

Southern B at Billings (Metra) Loser Out

Columbus 49, Baker 43

Red Lodge 66, Shepherd 49

Semifinal

Forsyth 55, Big Timber 53

Whitehall 55, Manhattan 42

Southern C at Miles City Loser Out

Broadview-Lavina 71, Harlowton-Ryegate 46

Plenty Coups 67, Park City 48

Semifinal

Melstone 80, St. Labre 60

Wibaux 66, Northern Cheyenne 62

GIRLS BASKETBALL State AA Playoffs

Billings Senior 38, Great Falls Russell 33

Kalispell Flathead 50, Missoula Big Sky 44

State A Tournament at Butte Loser Out

Butte Central 39, Columbia Falls 37

Frenchtown 46, Stevensville 38

Semifinal

Billings Central 50, Browning 36

Laurel 46, Havre 35

Southern B at Billings (Metra) Loser Out

Forsyth 64, Big Timber 40

Huntley Project 60, Red Lodge 50

Semifinal

Shepherd 41, Manhattan 35

Townsend 46, Colstrip 42

State C Tournament at Belgrade Loser Out

Drummond 44, Ekalaka 34

Hinsdale 58, St. Labre 53

Semifinal

Belt 59, Twin Bridges 39

Winnet-Grass Range 44, Westby-Grenora 25

 

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