The Custer County District High School basketball teams ended their regular seasons over the weekend, making the short trip to Glendive to play the Red Devils. The Cowgirls and Cowboys will be at the Eastern A Divisional Tournaments in Billings this weekend.
On Friday night, the Cowgirls beat Glendive 48-40 in a game that meant nothing to either team. The Cowgirls were already locked into the third-seed for the tournament and Glendive was locked into the sixth seed. They will play each other on Thursday night at 6 p.m., with the winner advancing to the semifinals against Billings Central.
In Glendive, the Cowgirls took control of the game in the first half, taking a 23-17 lead into halftime that held throughout the game.
The Cowgirl defense was strong, holding Glendive to 38 percent shooting and forcing 22 turnovers. They also held a 38-33 edge in rebounds and turned the ball over just 10 times themselves.
Shaylee SIngleton had 12 points and five rebounds to lead the Cowgirls. Beth Sutter had eight points and Ashlie Larson added seven.
In the boys game on Saturday, the Cowboys never led in the game, but kept the game within reach throughout.
Glendive’s biggest lead came in the fourth when they held a 40-30 lead. The Cowboys responded with a 10-2 run, highlighted by a Brac Warren three, that got them within two, 42-40, but that would be the end of the offense for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys had a poor shooting night, hitting just 28 percent of their field goals.
Warren had a good night, leading the Cowboys with 23 points. No other Cowboy had more than five points.
The Cowboys will open the Eastern A Divisional Tournament on Thursday night at 8 p.m., against Billings Central. The winner gets Glendive in the semifinals.
Cowgirls 48, Glendive 40
Cowgirls 12 11 9 16 - 48
Glendive 6 11 9 14 - 40
Cowgirls (10-8, 7-3)- Tori Swope 5, Shaylee Singleton 12, Beth Sutter 8, Ashlie Larson 7, Kadie Heinle 4, Halie Warren 6, Makena Ellingson 1, Amy Blaquiere 3, Jenna Swope 2.
Glendive (4-14, 0-10- Copp 3, Knutson 2, Taylor 6, Mintz 10, Petterson 1, Carnet 1, Zimdars 13, Torres 4.
Glendive 44, Cowboys 40
Cowboys 8 12 10 10 - 40
Glendive 11 13 11 9 - 44
Cowboys (5-13, 2-8)- Gavin Gundlach 4, Timmy Regna 4, Austin Stradley 4, Brett Keith 5, Brac Warren 23.
Glendive (14-4, 7-3)- Gavin McPherson 3, Dennis Berg 3, Tanner Schwartz 4, Colter Bachmeier 13, Bryden Boehning 17, Jordan Asche 4.