Terry boys basketball takes fourth at 4C Tournament

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Terry boys basketball takes fourth at 4C Tournament
Terry boys basketball takes fourth at 4C Tournament

Top: Terry High School senior forward Chris Badac getting into the paint against the Wibaux High School defense during the Terriers 55-40 win over Wibaux in the 4C district basketball tournament.Bottom: Terry High School junior guard Wes Braddock driving to the basket against Wibaux high school during the Terriers second round win over Wibaux during the 4C district basketball tournament.Photos by Derrick Calhoun

Head coach Chay Larsen and the Terrier’s boy’s basketball team from Terry High School put up a strong fight in Miles City last week, battling their way to a fourth place finish in the Southern 4C district basketball tournament and a bid into next weeks Class C Southern divisional basketball tournament. The top four seeds of the South

The top four seeds of the Southern 4C district will be joined by four other teams for the Southern divisional tournament, with the top two seeds in the divisional tournament earning spots in the Class C state basketball tournament.

Terry started the tournament shaky, coming in as the No. 5 seed and facing off against No. 4 Broadus in the opening round of the tournament. The Terriers lost that opening game on Wednesday, 51-34, sending them into the losers bracket with their ultimate goal now being to get into the third place match and earning a spot into the divisional tournament.

According to Larsen, they came into the game against Broadus overconfident, and didn’t play their game how they wanted to.

It was a different team and a different story on Thursday, as the Terriers came into their next game with renewed focus and vigor. They faced off against No. 8 seeded Wibaux, who had lost a game on Wednesday to the three-time defending district champion No. 1 seeded Melstone High School Broncos.

The game was a close one for it’s entirety, and the tide looked like it had shifted towards Wibaux when Terriers junior guard Wes Braddock went down with an ankle sprain at the end of the third quarter. Braddock’s aggressiveness was one of the more effective scoring tools against Wibaux. With Braddock out though the

With Braddock out though the Terriers banded together, and, on the shoulders of senior forward Chris Badac, fought their way to a 55-40 win.

On Friday the Terriers took on No. 6 seeded Carter County High School in the consolation semi finals.

This game was the closest of the weekend for Terry, who came away with the 47-42 win to send them to the third place game and also to lock up a spot in the upcoming divisional tournament. In the third place match the Ter

In the third place match the Terriers would face a surprising match up, the No. 1 seeded Melstone Broncos, who suffered an upset loss to Broadus in the second round of the tournament, sending them into the losers bracket.

The Broncos, with a chip on their should now took no prisoners in any of their remaining match ups, beating No. 7 seeded Northern Cheyenne Tribal School 73-46 before facing off against Terry.

Against Terry, they once again came away with a statement win, with the Terriers hard fought tournament ending with a Saturday afternoon loss, 67-39.

First place Jordan High School, second place Broadus High School, third place Melstone High School, and the fourth place Terry High School Terriers will all be competing in next weeks Class C Southern divisional tournament in Miles City.