Jayde LeFever hit a pair of free throws with 1 second left on the clock and Laurel beat Billings Central 33-31 in the championship game of the Class A State girls’ basketball tournament Saturday night.
The Locomotives called a time out after a Billings Central player was called for traveling with 6.3 seconds. LeFevre drove to the middle and drew a foul setting up the game-winning tosses.
LeFevre and Dalayna Christenson each scored 11 points in the victory. Christenson also grabbed 12 rebounds.
Allie Lucas tossed in 15 points to pace the Rams, whose 2012 State title defense fell one second short.