Allie Lucas had another huge game as defending champion Billings Central earned a return trip to the title game with a 50-36 victory over Browning in the semifinals of the Class A State tournament at the Butte Civic Center.
Lucas, a junior guard, tossed in 22 points to lead the Rams (16-7), who will play Havre or Laurel in Saturday’s 8 p.m. title tilt. Justyn Juhl added 17 points in the win, while Sammy Elliot scored seven points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Marti EagleFeathers scored 15 points to pace the Indians (12-11), who will play Frenchtown in Saturday’s 9:30 a.m. loser-out game.
Billings Central, the 2010 champion, is 11-1 in the last four State tournaments.