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Day 2 Eastern A Boys: Lewistown, Billings Central reach semis

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 14:37:14-05

BILLINGS - This year's Eastern A Basketball Divisional has its boys semifinals set after Thursday morning action at First Interstate Arena.

Billings Central will play Glendive Friday at 3:30 p.m after running away from Miles City 65-39.

Cayden Merchant led Central with 19 points and eight rebounds on the way to a 27-15 halftime lead. They slammed the door in the fourth quarter outscoring Miles City 22-9. Kyler Northrop added 10 points for the Rams followed by Zach Harriford with nine.

Zach Welch was Miles City's leading scorer with 12 points. Ryder Lee and Ed Brooks each chipped in with seven.

Lewistown will face Laurel in other boys semifinal Friday at 5 p.m.

Fisher Brown dumped in 18 first-half points including a breakaway dunk to lead the Eagles past Hardin 78-52. Brown finished with 22 followed by Royce Robinson with 19. Luke Clinton scored 15 and eight rebounds.

Lewistown jumped on top 14-3 early and nearly led wire-to-wire ballooning its margin to 31 in the fourth quarter.

Troy Hugs led Hardin with 12 points. Hance Three Irons was the Bulldogs' leading rebounder with six.

All divisional basketball scores and pairings can be seen here.