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The Charlo girls and the Hot Springs boys secured spots in play-in games for the Western C Divisional basketball tournaments with wins in challenge games Monday night at the Valley Christian gym.

Charlo, the third-place team from District 14-C, secured its spot with a 27-24 win over Philipsburg, the third-place squad from District 13-C.

Hot Springs, the No. 3 team from 14-C, took a 58-40 win over Darby, the third-place club from 13-C.

Both teams will face White Sulphur Springs on Wednesday in Hamilton for a berth in divisionals. The Western C Divisional begins Thursday in Hamilton.



Charlo 27, Philipsburg 24

The Vikings trailed by one until Brooklyn Foust hit a 15-footer from the top of the key with 3.6 seconds to play to put Charlo ahead 25-24.

Philipsburg threw the ball out of bounds, giving possession back to Charlo. Skyler Frame was then fouled and made both freebies for a 27-24 lead.

Philipsburg tossed a half-court inbounds pass that a Prospector caught and made the 3-pointer, but she was out of bounds when she took the shot, sealing the win for Charlo.

"They had a really good game plan and they stuck with it," Charlo coach Bret Thompson said of Philipsburg. "We couldn't shake anything loose on the offensive end and they were kind of the same way."

Frame led Charlo (17-6) with nine points and Cheyenne Nagy added eight.

Jaden Comings and Ciera Wingo scored 10 points apiece for Philipsburg, which ended its season at 15-8.



Hot Springs 58, Darby 40

The Savage heat bolted to a 39-22 halftime lead and held off Darby to win the challenge game.

Hot Springs (16-6) was led by the triumvirate of Zach Osborne with 18 points, Trevor Paro with 16 and Jack Dolson with 14.

Zach McCrossin and Zack Kline scored nine points apiece for Darby, which ended its season at 7-16.