Killdeer completed its regular season schedule with a loss to visiting New England Monday by a 56-45 margin.
The loss put the Cowboys in a tie for eighth place with Mott-Regent in the standings, and most of the region teams still having games to play.
The loss brought an end to a three-game winning streak for the Cowboys which started with a big 74-48 win Jan. 31 over Richardton-Taylor.
The post-season regional tournament is scheduled to start Friday with play-in games.
Cowboys drop Bearcats
Killdeer improved their win streak to two Feb. 7 when they hannded visiting Glen Ullin-Hebron a 59-54 loss.
The visiting Lady Bearcats opened up an 11-3 lead in the first quarter, but the hosts came with 23 points in the second quarter to turn the game around.
At halftime, the hosts held a 26-20 lead over the Bearcats.
In the third quarter, the two teams each add 15 points, but the Cowboys add to their lead in the final quarter to claim the win.
Shawnee Hansen led the Cowboys with 22 points, sharing the game scoring honors with Glen Ullin’s Lexi Gietzen.
Karly Bang added 10 for the Cowboys, while Melayna Four Bear and Gracie Doe each finished with six points. Shyanne Oversen scored five points, while Rowyn Murray and Tyra Dahlen each had four. Chelsey Morlock finished with two points.
One big edge for the Cowboys was in long-range scores, with Killdeer hitting eight and the Bearcats scoring three.
Hansen, Bang and Doe each hit two long-range shots.
The Bearcats made six more free throws.
Killdeer bounces Bison
The Cowboys waited until the fourth quarter to pull away to a 49-43 victory over Hazen on the road Feb. 5.
The Lady Bison started off with a 17-15 lead after one quarter and held a 15-14 advantage at halftime.
Going into the fourth quarter, the Lady Bison still held a one-point lead (26-25), but it was quickly overrun as the Cowboys outscored the hosts by a 14-7 margin.
One advantage for the Cowboys was getting 10 points more than the Bison at the free throw line. Killdeer finished the game hitting 14 of 24 attempts, while the Bison scored on four of the team’s six attempts.
Shawnee Hansen led the Killdeer scorers with 13, while Melayna Four Bear added 11. Shyanne Oversen put in seven points, while Tyra Dahlen, Chelsey Morlock and Karly Bang each scored five points. Rowyn Murray, Myranda Reiss and Gracie Doe each added one point.
Hazen’s Paige Erhardt was the top scorer with 18 points. Tia Bornemann and Sydney Mosset both scored six points, while Laekyn Schwab added five.
The Cowboys also had more three-point scores – three – than the Bison with Four Bear, Bang and Oversen each adding one. The Bison had just one.