Jordan, Melstone win 4C district tournaments

Star Staff
Monday, February 24, 2020
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Dillon Gee, of the Broadus Hawks, attempts to block a shot by #35.

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Draya Wacker of the Melstone Broncs, takes a shot during the championshipt game.

Small schools from all around Miles City spent four days in intense battle, fighting and leaving it all out on the court at the Southern 4C district basketball tournament at the Custer County District High School gymnasium last week.

At the end of the fourday melee the smoke cleared and the boy’s team from Jordan High School and the girl’s team from Melstone High School came away as victors.

Jordan, the No. 2 seeded boys team in the district tournament came up against No. 4 seeded Broadus in Saturday’s championship game. The game was intense from tipoff with both teams hungry for the tournament win, and in the end Jordan came away with the 72-66 victory.

In the boys third place game, tournament No. 1 seed Melstone Broncos took on the No. 5 seeded Terry Terriers.

After a first round upset by Broadus over the threetime defending district champs, Melstone made a point to get statement wins the rest of the way. Saturday was no different, as the Broncos beat up on the Terriers to the tune of a 67-39 win in the third place game.

Although a disappointing finish for the teams that lost on Saturday, first place Jordan, second place Broadus, third place Melstone, and fourth place Terry all qualify for the Class C Southern divisional tournament that will be held in Miles City next week.

In the girls bracket, tournament No. 1 seeded Melstone faced off against No. 3 seeded Carter County High School basketball team.

Melstone entered the tournament 15-0 on the season, and they played like it, winning their first two games of the tournament by an average of 44 points entering Saturday’s championship.

In the championship things were a lot closer for the Broncs, as they and Carter County fought tooth and nail for the tournament win. In the end, it was Melstone who came away with the 62-56 win and the championship.

In the girls third place match, No. 2 seeded Wibaux faced off against No. 5 seeded Jordan.

After a second round upset to Carter County, Wibaux made quick work of Northern Cheyenne to get into the third place match, and with a chip on their shoulder, came away with the 53-31 win over Jordan.

Like in the boys bracket; first place Melstone, second place Carter County, third place Wibaux, and fourth place Jordan all earned a bid to next weeks Class C Southern divisional tournament that will be held in Miles City.