Billings Central reaches semis, awaits Maroons or Panthers

BILLINGS — Daniel Meyer scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds tonight to lead the hometown Billings Central Rams to the semifinals of the Class A State boys’ basketball tournament.

The Rams beat Frenchtown 56-42 to set up a match against Butte Central or Belgrade at 8 p.m. Friday.

In other action, Stevensville beat Browning 65-64 and Laurel topped Columbia Falls 59-50. The Yellowjackets and Locomotives will meet in Friday’s 6:30 semifinal.

Blayne Sandau added 15 points in the win for BC, while Jacob Stanton scored seven points and handed out seven assists.

Kyle Cyr scored 11 points to lead the Broncs.

FRENCHTOWN — John Chapman 3-13 1-2 7, Levi Shepard 3-5 0-0 7, Daniel Lebsock 2-5 1-2 6, Andrew Honken 0-2 0-0 0, Bridger Truett 1-5 0-2 3, Kyle Cyr 3-5 4-7 11, Matt Price 3-9 2-5 8 Chris Delaey 0-1 0-0 0, Jordan Moe 0-0 0-0 0, Bobby Erbaugh 0-0 0-0 0, Elie Marceau 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-45 8-18 42.
BILLINGS CENTRAL — Jacob Stanton 3-4 1-1 9, Riley Nichols 0-1 0-0 0, Holden Ryan 0-0 0-0 0, Ian Byorth 1-2 0-0 3, Garrett Flaming 0-1 0-0 0, Connor Cerkovnik 2-5 0-2 5, Blayne Sandau 6-10 0-0 15, Bryce Hawbaker 0-1 0-0 0, Daniel Meyer 7-12 5-7 19, DylanHanser 4-5 0-0 8.
Frenchtown               14     6    15    7 — 42
Central                       15   17    11   13 — 56

3-point goals — Frenchtown 8-18 (Cyr 4-7, Price 2-5, Chapman 1-2, Lebsock 1-2), BC 6-15 (Meyer 5-7, Stanton 1-2, Ryan 0-2, Cerkovnik 0-3, Flamming 0-1, Hanser 0-1). Rebounds — Frenchtown 26 (Cyr 6), BC 34 (Meyer 11). Assists — Frenchtown 8 (Chapman 3), BC 14 (Stanton). Steals — Frenchtown 8 (Lebsock 3, Cyr 3), BC 5 (Meyer 3). Blocks — Frenchtown 0, C 6 (Meyer 4, Sandau 2). Turnovers — Frenchtown 13, BC 20. Fouls — Frenchtown 14, BC 13. Fouled out — none. Technicals — none.



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