The Lady Spartan 2019-20 basketball season came to a too early end for the players, their families, and their fans at the 3-B District Tournament held in Colstrip.
In the first game of the tournament, the Spartans faced Lodge Grass and fell to them with a final score of 45-62. Senior Shelby Moore was the high point scorer for the Spartans in this matchup; Shelby had a total of 10 points along with 1 assist, 1 block, 8 rebounds and 4 steals. Senior Macee Hadley was next in scoring, finishing the game with a total of 8 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound and 2 steals. Halle Burdick, another Spartan senior, contributed 7 points to the Spartans’ attempt; Halle also had 8 rebounds and 2 steals. Putting in 4 points each were Anika Ploeger, Peyton Janeway, Emily Shumaker, Rilee Pettersen and Mya Hadley. Anika had 5 rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assist; Peyton finished the evening with 3 rebounds, 3 steals and 4 assists. Emily had 3 rebounds and 2 steals, while Rilee had 2 rebounds and Mya had 2 assists and 3 rebounds. While they didn’t score, Ashlyn Lutts had 1 rebound while Harlee Graham had 1 assist, 1 rebound and 3 steals.
This loss to Lodge Grass put the Spartans in a loser out game with St. Labre, which the Spartans lost 34-62. Halle Burdick claimed high point honors for the Ladies, finishing the fame with 11 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. Peyton Janeway followed Halle in scoring; Peyton put in 7 points and had 1 assist, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Shelby Moore scored 5 points and had 1 steal. Scoring 3 points each were Anika Ploeger, Alex Williams and Mya Hadley. Anika also had 2 assists and 1 rebound; Alex had 2 assists and 2 rebounds. Harlee Graham scored 2 points for the Lady Spartans and had 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Ashlyn Lutts contributed 2 rebounds and 1 steal, while Sophia Dulin and Rilee Pettersen each had 2 rebounds and McKenna Griffith had 1 rebound.