DISTRICT 13-C GIRLS' TOURNEY: Drummond goes back-to-back in 13-C

DISTRICT 13-C GIRLS' TOURNEY: Drummond goes back-to-back in 13-C

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Make it back-to-back for the Drummond girls' basketball team.

The Trojans won the District 13-C girls' crown for the second year in a row by topping Philipsburg 48-42 in the championship game Saturday night at the Sister Rita Activity Center.

Drummond, ranked fourth in Class C, moved to a perfect 20-0 with the win.

Both the Trojans and the Prospectors (13-8) will represent the district at next week's divisional tournament at Butte's Maroon Activity Center.

This marks Drummond's sixth straight berth into divisionals; Philipsburg made it for the first time since 2001-02.

Saturday marked the narrowest win of the season for the Trojans. Only two district teams managed more than 30 points against them all season. Philipsburg dropped its first two matchups with Drummond by at least 36 points each time.

In the consolation final, Alberton beat Victor 61-31. The Panthers lost to Philipsburg in Thursday's semifinals, so there will be no challenge game.

Drummond 48, Philipsburg 42

Senior Jesse Paske scored a game-high 22 points and Brianna Jesse added 14 to lead Drummond.

The Trojans trailed 21-18 at the half, but took a three-point lead entering the final frame.

Melanie Graham led Philipsburg with 15 points and Ellie Hogue chipped in 13 for the Prospectors.

Championship

Philipsburg 9 12 9 12 - 42

Drummond 6 12 15 15 - 48

PHILIPSBURG - Melanie Graham 15, Ellie Hogue 13, Mackenzie Bonney 3, Stef Linn 5, Shanna Johnson 6.

DRUMMOND - Ayla Martell 1, Jessi Dahl 3, Jesse Paske 22, Brianna Jesse 14, MJ Monroe 5, Emilie Angelo 2, Rihianna Pool 1.

Alberton 61, Victor 31

The second-seeded Panthers settled for third-place by rolling over fifth-seed Victor in the consolation final at Sister Rita Activity Center.

Lyndi Ishler scored a game-high 16 points and Jenna Rausch added 13 to lead Alberton (13-7), which led 59-14 after three quarters.

Elizabeth Taylor scored 10 points, Teal Patton added nine and Kaylene Munson pitched in eight for Victor.

The Pirates ended up 5-16.

Consolation

Alberton 19 14 24 4 - 61

Victor 6 6 4 15 - 31

ALBERTON - Jordan Marvin 9, Lyndi Ishler 16, Nettie O'Rourke 3, Shauna Hendrickson 5, Chloe Lehl 2, Dani Hanley 7, Jenna Rausch 13, Andi Clark 4, Sarah Brovold 2.

VICTOR - Elizabeth Taylor 10, Teal Patton 9, Kaylene Munson 8, Rachel Borowiec 4.

Pairings

At Missoula

Wednesday

Victor 66, Arlee 55

Philipsburg 68, Lincoln 27

Thursday

Drummond 70 vs. Victor 29

Philipsburg 48, Alberton 37

Friday

Victor 65, Lincoln 26, loser out

Alberton 56, Arlee 47, loser out

Saturday

Alberton 61, Victor 31, consolation

Drummond 48, Philipsburg 42, championship

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