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Cowgirls lose big at home
By JOSH SAMUELSON
Star Sports Editor
The Custer County District High School Cowgirls returned from the Christmas break with a tough 70-37 loss to Class AA Billings Senior at home on Friday night.
The loss was the first of the season for the Cowgirls, who dropped to 2-1 overall and they are still 2-0 in the Eastern A. They will host Laurel tomorrow night and will travel to Billings on Saturday to take on Billings Central.
The Cowgirls got off to a brutal start on Friday night, getting outscored 19-2 in the first quarter. They found the basket a little more in the second quarter, but trailed 38-12 at halftime.
In the first half, the Cowgirls shot just 24 percent from the field, including 0-7 from three-point range.
Things didn't improve too much in the third quarter as Senior outscored the Cowgirls 28-14 in the third to put the game well out of reach.
For the game, the Cowgirls were 9-36 from the field and turned the ball over 26 times. Senior held a 48-36 edge in rebounds.
Senior Shaylee Singleton led the Cowgirls with 14 points and six rebounds. Ashlie Larson had 12 points.
Taylor Mims led a balanced Senior team with 11 points.
The JV game was similar to the varsity game, with Senior running away with a 59-37 win.
The Cowgirls shot 25 percent from the field and had 26 turnovers.
Emily Regan had 11 points and Jaylen Henderson tossed in eight to lead the Cowgirls. Abbie Larson led the team with seven rebounds.
On Friday afternoon, the Cowgirl freshmen played well, but lost 43-38. Senior held a 33-23 lead going into the final quarter when the Cowgirls made their comeback bid, that came up just short.
Madi Hill and Myhia Metzenberg each had 15 points to lead the Cowgirl frosh. Hill grabbed five rebounds.
Billings Senior 70, Miles City 37
BS 19 19 28 4 - 70
MC 2 10 14 11 - 37
Miles City (2-1, 2-0)- Shaylee Singleton 14, Beth Sutter 3, Ashlie Larson 12, Kadie Heinle 2, Makena Ellingson 2, Amy Blaquiere 1, Jaylen Henderson 3.
Billings Senior- Jace Henderson 7, CIerra Powell 3, Jeananne Lemelin 3, Alli Kieckbusch 7, Sara Holland 8, Kortney McNoll 7, Jordan Wagner 8, Karina Bell 6, Taylor Mims 11, Clancee Ferrin 10.
Billings Senior 59, Miles City 37
BS 14 16 17 12 - 59
MC 8 11 11 7 - 37
Miles City- Abbie Larson 3, Jaylen Henderson 8, Emily Regan 11, Stevie Murphy 1, Tori Ogolin 7, Baylie Rodenbaugh 3, Hadleigh Miller 4.
Billings Senior- Woodring 4, Paine 2, Vogel 2, Bell 8, Norwood 16, Alleyne 4, Torbert 2, Bad Bear 12, Lemelin 9.
Billings Senior 43, Miles City 38
BS 13 11 9 10 - 43
MC 8 14 1 15 - 38
Miles City- Kylee Licht 3, Ally Coleman 1, Madi Hill 15, Myhia Metzenberg 15, Mariah Beehler 4.
Billings Senior- Mykal Volk 8, Saydee Proston 2, Amanda Buch 6, Deja LaForge 2, Shannia Nagol 4, Taryn Guttierez 21.