Chadron Tournament: Valentine Girls Hold Off Custer

The Valentine girls went 7 of 12 from the free throw line in the 4th quarter to hold off Custer 38-33 in one semifinal of the Chadron Rotary George Watson Holiday Classic on Tuesday.

The Lady Badgers held a 15-14 halftime lead, but it was a back and forth affair most of the game as Custer grabbed went ahead early in the 4th quarter, only to see Valentine retake the lead down the stretch.

Samantha Phillips led Valentine with 9-points while Ramsey Karim scored 14 for the Wildcats.

Valentine will play Chadron in the girls championship at 1:00 pm on Wednesday while Custer will play Hemingford in the 3rd place game at 10:00 am both at the Bird Cage at Chadron Middle School.

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