The Custer County District High School JV Cowgirl basketball team has enjoyed tremendous success this season, sitting at 8-3 on the year.
The Cowgirl JV opened the season with a 60-40 win at Hardin and then beat Sidney 65-28.
In Hardin, the Cowgirls opened the game on a 14-4 run, but led just 22-20 at halftime. They then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 38-20 in the second half to pull away with the win. Hadleigh Miller had 16 points and Jaylen Henderson scored 12 to lead the Cowgirls.
Against Sidney, the Cowgirls ran out to a 35-10 lead at halftime and pushed that lead to 56-15 after three quarters. Henderson had 23 points to lead the Cowgirls. Emily Regan had 12, Jenna Swope had 11, while Stevie Murphy and Halie Warren each had eight.
Following their two wins to start the season, the Cowgirls lost consecutive games to Billings Senior, 59-37, and Laurel, 37-23.
Against Senior, the Cowgirls hung around in the first half, but were outscored 31-18 in the second half. Regan had 11 points and Henderson had eight to lead the Cowgirls.
Against Laurel, the Cowgirls went into the fourth quarter trailing 27-22, but they outscored the Lady Locomotives 10-5 to force overtime. In the overtime period, Laurel outscored the Cowgirls 5-0 to get the win. Miller had eight points and Henderson had seven to lead the Cowgirls.
The Cowgirls bounced back to hold off Billings Central 35-34. The game was even throughout, with the teams tied at six after the first quarter. The Cowgirls trailed 13-10 at halftime, but outscored the Lady Rams 11-8 in the third to go into the fourth tied at 21. In the fourth quarter, the Cowgirls edged the Lady Rams 14-13 to get the win.
Warren led a balanced offense with eight points and Abbie Larson added seven.
The Cowgirls then went on the road and blew out Dickinson 65-32. They led 24-16 after the first half and then rolled in the second half, outscoring the Lady Midgets 41-16. Tori Ogolin had a huge night with 29 points. Regan and Warren each added 10 points.
After their big win in Dickinson, the Cowgirls were edged 58-53 by Class AA Billings West. The Cowgirls were outscored 29-22 in the second and third quarters, proving to be the edge in the game. Henderson and Larson each had 15 points to lead the Cowgirls in the loss.
The Cowgirls bounced back to win their next four games, starting with a 60-16 thrashing of St. Labre. The Cowgirls held the Lady Braves scoreless in the first quarter, jumping out to a 16-0 lead and cruising from there. Warren led the team with 11 opints, Ogolin had 10, Henderson scored nine and Bailey Rodenbaugh added eight.
The Cowgirls continued their stretch with a 48-29 win over Hardin. The Cowgirls took control of the game early and cruised to the win. Ogolin had 11 points and Henderson had 10 to lead the Cowgirls.
On Saturday night, the Cowgirls went to Sidney and won 41-29. After the teams each scored 11 points in the first quarter, the Cowgirls outscored the Lady Eagles 21-10 in the middle quarters to take control of the game. Ogolin had a good night with 14 points to lead the Cowgirls.
Against Dickinson last night, the Cowgirls rolled to a 61-22 win. They outscored DIckinson 18-2 in the first quarter and led 35-6 at halftime. Henderson had 16 points to lead the Cowgirls and Ogolin added 12. MIller chipped in with nine and Murphy scored eight.
The Cowgirl JV will be at Billings Senior on Friday night and will host Glendive on Saturday. The JV game typically starts at 5:45 p.m.