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Lady Spartans Execute Great Performance Vs. Mavericks

Lady Spartans Execute Great Performance Vs. Mavericks Lady Spartans Execute Great Performance Vs. Mavericks

They lost the game yet it

was undoubtedly their finest performance of the entire 2021-22 girls’ basketball season!

The Scobey Spartans of head coach Jedd Lekvold gave it their all against the North Country Mavericks of head coach Amber Erickson in a very tight East C Divisional Tournament challenge game played Monday night in Wolf Point.

When the fourth quarter clock struck zero it was the Saco, Whitewater and Hinsdale triumvirate celebrating a hard-fought, come-frombehind 43-36 victory.

North Country (21-2, 1198-517, 52.0-22.4) faces West C champion Twin Bridges Falcons (18-5, 1123-757, 48.8-32.9) at 12 noon in game one of today’s (Thursday, March 10) State C Tournament in Great Falls (see preview on page 9).

The 7-point loss gives Scobey’s returning players for the 2022-23 season something extremely positive to built upon.

When one reviews Scobey’s three other performances against the Mavericks earlier in this season, it reveals just how exceptional Monday's effort truly was: a 52-17 beat-down January 7 in Hinsdale; a 59-30 shellacking February 4 in Scobey; a 59-22 whipping February 19 in Wolf Point during the District 3C Tournament championship game.

The Spartans (14-11, 916-825, 36.6-33.0 in 2021-22), wearing their blue uniforms, took the initial lead on Daisy Hersel’s left-wing 3-point field goal 106 seconds into the contest. Ties at 4, 6 and 8 followed before senior Abby Willis drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer making it 11-8.

Whitewater sophomore Paige Wasson gave the Mavs their third lead early in the second quarter but a field goal by Whitley Maher and treys by Willis and Carrie Taylor put Scobey ahead 19-16 at the half.

Wasson opened the third-quarter scoring by netting her fourth field goal, a 3-ball from the right side for the game's fifth tie. Scobey eighth-grader Camrie Holum countered with a turnaround as did Wasson with a deuce making it 21-all. After Taylor made it 23-21, Holum grabbed an offensive rebound, put it back up for the make and was fouled. She sank the free throw for a 3-...