Fergus girls split weekend BB games

Doreen Heintz
Sports Editor

The Fergus girls’ basketball team won one game and lost one over the weekend. Both games were non-conference ones. On Friday, the Golden Eagles fell to Billings Central, 54-50, at home. Saturday, the Fergus girls traveled to Huntley and came away with a 1-point win, 50-49.
In both contests, the Golden Eagles started slow in the opening quarter. Against the Lady Rams, Billings Central held a 13-5 lead at the end of the first period. Huntley Project enjoyed a 15-7 lead at the end of one  quarter on Saturday. In both games the Fergus girls fought back, but came up just a little bit short against Billings Central. Fergus outscored the Lady Rams in the second quarter, 16 to 11, and then on Saturday outscored the Red Devils, 18-10 in the second period.
Friday, the score at the end of the third period was Billings Central 36, Fergus 34. Saturday, Fergus had another strong third period by scoring 15 points and allowing only 3 points by the Lady Rams, but the Fergus defense allowed Huntley Project to score 21 points in the fourth quarter to almost take the win.
Anna Zimmer led the Golden Eagles in scoring against Billings Central with 15 points, while Haydn Potter added 12 points. Against Huntley, nines were wild for the Golden Eagles with Gracia Butcher, Potter, Kaitlyn Anderson and Zimmer scoring 9 points each. Hanna Hayes led the team in scoring with 11 points.

Face Belgrade on the road on Friday
After facing Huntley Project at home on Tuesday in a make-up game, the Golden Eagles travel to Belgrade on Friday for an important conference match-up between the Eagles and the Lady Panthers. Belgrade won the first contest between the two Central A opponents, so Fergus needs to win in Belgrade to keep pace in the conference race.
Saturday, the Fergus girls return home to play the Cowgirls of Miles City. Even though the contest is a non-conference one, it will give the Golden Eagles a chance to play against an Eastern A Divisional team that will be in the Class A Eastern Superdivisional Tournament in February.
Next Tuesday in another make-up contest the Golden Eagles travel to Browning to play the Lady Indians in another conference game.



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