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McElmurry leads Sentinel past Pack girls in fourth

Feb. 23—The Glacier Wolfpack had Missoula Sentinel on the ropes Thursday, before Emily McElmurry and the Spartans broke free.

McElmurry scored eight of her 28 points in a late burst that carried the Spartans to a 56-51 Western AA win over the Pack. She came through after Glacier ate up a 45-41 deficit, getting a three-point play from Karly Allen and a free throw from Noah Fincher to tie it 45-all with 3:53 left.

Glacier (5-13 overall, 3-11 in the Western AA) had a chance to go in front, but missed, and McElmurry hit a jumper in the lane to give Sentinel the lead for good with 2:55 left.

When Glacier got a steal down just 50-47, it was McElmurry that stole the ball back for the Spartans (8-10, 5-9 league). She then hit two free throws with 55 seconds left, and two more at the :30 mark. She finished 12 of 17 from the line.

Charlotte Osler had 16 points to lead Glacier, and Fincher added 10.

Sentinel 17 10 10 19 — 56

Glacier 17 9 10 15 — 51

MISSOULA SENTINEL — Andrin Reimers 1 0-0 2, Peyton Size 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Hammett 2 3-4 9, Mo Mastro 2 3-5 8, Emily McElmurry 7 12-17 28, Nina Sammoury 0 1-2 1, Avery Ogren 1 2-2 5, Shay Casagrande 1 1-2 3. Totals 14 22-32 56.

GLACIER — Kiera Sullivan 2 0-0 5, Julia Hagemeier 1 0-2 2, Charlotte Osler 7 2-2 16, Noah Fincher 4 1-2 10, Terry 0 5-6 5, Cazz Rankosky 3 0-0 6, Karly Allen 3 1-1 7, Kenedee Moore 0 0-0 0, Jaidyn Pevey 0 0-0 0.

3-point goals — Sentinel 6 (McElmurry 2, Hammett 2, Mastro, Ogren), Glacier 2 (Fincher, Sullivan). Fouls — Sentinel 17, Glacier 23.