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Bainville Places Fourth At Eastern C Divisional Tourney

Bainville Places Fourth At Eastern C Divisional Tourney Bainville Places Fourth At Eastern C Divisional Tourney

The Bainville Bulldogs earned fourth place at the Eastern C girls’ basketball divisional tournament held in Glasgow during the weekend.

The Bulldogs lost to Scobey, 52-31, in the third-place game on Saturday, March 2. North Country defeated Plentywood, 55-23, for the divisional title. North Country and Plentywood will represent the Eastern C at the state tournament in Billings.

Bainville played its final game without 5-10 senior Brecklyn Pippenger due to an injury suffered during Saturday morning’s game. Without B. Pippenger in the middle and other Bulldogs battling with foul trouble, the Bulldogs faced an uphill battle against Scobey’s 6-0 Kaytie Aanstad and 5-11 Camrie Holem throughout the night.

The Spartans struck for the game’s first nine points until Addison Hansen hit a 16-footer with 2:43 left in the first quarter. Six points by Aanstad in the final 2:28 led Scobey to a 16-4 lead at the end of the period.

Bainville’s Lila Butikofer scored to open the second quarter. Free throws by Elsie Wilson and Hailey Berwick pulled the Bulldogs to 1810. Scobey’s Kennadi Cromwell responded with a pair of three-pointers for a 24-10 half-time margin.

The scoring of Wilson started the third quarter well for the Bulldogs. Scobey still led 32-15 until Tally Berwicek scored off a pass from Hansen with 2:47 left in the quarter. The Spartans, however, tallied the last seven points of the period to move ahead 39-17. McKenna Nieskens fired in a three-pointer to increase the gap to 42-20 at the end of the third quarter.

Highlights for the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter included a three-pointer by Miah Pippenger and a 15-footer by Wilson, but Scobey won by the 21-point final margin.

Top scorers for Bainville included H. Berwick with nine, Wilson with eight and M. Pippenger with eight. Adding two points each were Butikofer, T. Berwick and Hansen.

Leading Scobey were Aanstad with 17 and Cromwell with 14 points.

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