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Dubois ousted by Hannah-Elk Mountain in pigtail
Dubois High School basketball player Emily Smith challenged for a Hanna Elk Mountain player for the ball Monday during a "pigtail" game at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse. Photo by Bruce Tippets

Dubois ousted by Hannah-Elk Mountain in pigtail

Feb 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

St. Stephen's enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed from the Northwest Conference. The Lady Eagles face Little Snake River at 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Hanna-Elk Mountain ended the girls basketball season for Dubois in a 32-17 win during the "pigtail" game Monday afternoon at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.

Dubois was playing without its top player, Rachelle Leseberg. The senior guard suffered a concussion Friday against Meeteetse and was forced to miss the game.

Hanna plays at 2 p.m. Thursday in the opening round of the Class 1-A West regional tournament at LVHS against No. 1 seed Burlington.

St. Stephen's enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed from the Northwest conference.

St. Stephen's will face Little Snake River at 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

The tournament is a double-elimination format.

The semifinals are Friday afternoon. The title game is at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hanna 32, Dubois 17

There was not a lot off offense from Dubois in the first half of Monday's game.

Dubois scored three points in each of the first two periods as Hanna built an 18-6 lead.

Dubois had its strongest quarter after the break, scoring eight points.

Hanna also put in eight points.

In the fourth quarter, Megan Murdoch hit a 3-pointer for the only points of the period.

Dubois was 3-of-17 from the free throw line in the 15-point loss.

Hanna 32, Dubois 17

HANNA 9 9 8 6 -- 32

DUBOIS 3 3 8 3 -- 17

Dubois -- Katherine Finley 1 2-2 4, Megan Murdoch 0 (1) 1-8 3, Megan Yaracz 1 0-0 2, Lea Wagner 1 0-3 1, Kaitlin Hudson 1 0-0 2, Emily Smith 1 0-4 2. Totals 5 (1) 3-17 17.

Hanna -- Johnson 5 1-4 11, Bower 3 0-2 6, Cower 0 0-2 0, Clark 2 1-2 5, Tobert 0 1-2 1, Dys 1 1-2 3. Totals 9 5-13 32.

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