By The Telegram

At Plains, in a preview of what could be the Class 3A sub-state championship in another week, the Cimarron Lady Bluejays took the measure of No. 10-ranked Southwestern Heights, 43-39, with a fourth quarter rally on Thursday night in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Hi-Plains League battle between the host Lady Mustangs and Lady Bluejays brought the No. 1 and 2-seeded teams for the upcoming Scott City sub-state. They are in opposite brackets and both entered the last regular season game with identical 17-2 records.

Cimarron trailed 25-23 heading into the fourth quarter before erupting for 20 points while limiting Heights to 14 points to rally for the four-point triumph.

The Lady Bluejays jumped out to a 12-10 first quarter lead as Lindsay Wehkamp and Morgan Ediger each knocked down a 3-pointer. In a pair of low-scoring quarters, the Lady Mustangs had slim margins of 8-7 and 7-4 in the second and third periods.

In the deciding fourth stanza, the Lady Bluejays got scoring from five different players Ashtynn Burns with six of her game-high 13 points, Ediger with 5 and Wehkamp with 4. Taylor Siek also knocked down a 3-pointer.

Burns' 13 points were aided by cashing in 9-of-11 free throws as the Lady 'Jays finished 17-of-24 at the charity stripe. Ediger added 9 points and Wehkamp 8 for Cimarron, which is now 18-2. Heights got 10 points each from Rebi Jacobs and Sheree Ryan while Whitney Garinger added 9. Heights was just 11-of-22 from the line. The Lady Mustangs are 17-3.

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Cimarron 12 7 4 20 -- 43

SW Heights 10 8 7 14 -- 39

Cimarron (18-2) B. Dupree 1 0-0 2, Burns 2 9-11 13, Siek 1 0-1 3, Waters 1 0-0 2, C. Dupree 0 6-8 6, Ediger 3 1-2 9, Wehkamp 3 1-2 8. Totals 11 17-24 43.

SW Heights (17-3) Jacobs 3 3-8 10, Garinger 4 0-0 9, Couch 0 0-1 0, Coats 1 5-6 7, Ryan 4 2-3 10, Stout 1 1-4 3. Totals 13 11-22 39.

3-point goals--Cimarron 4 (Siek 1, Ediger 2, Wehkamp 1), SW Heights 2 (Jacobs 1, Garinger 1).

Boys

Cimarron 71, SW Heights 63

At Plains, the Cimarron Bluejays used a 32-point outburst from Ted Boersma to post a 71-63 Hi-Plains League victory over the Mustangs of Southwestern Heights to conclude the regular season for both teams.

The Bluejays (10-10) had led 20-13 after one quarter only to see the Mustangs bounce back to take a 35-32 halftime lead.

Heights was clinging to a 49-47 lead heading to the fourth quarter before Cimarron used a 24-14 run in the final eight minutes.

Boersma, who knocked down four 3-pointers in the game, also was a perfect 10-of-10 at the free-throw line. Joey Franzitta added 13 points and Stewart Fairbank 11 for the Bluejays.

Heights (9-11) got 18 points from Clayton Chase and 13 points from Ben Johnsrud.

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Cimarron 20 12 15 24 -- 71

SW Heights 13 22 14 14 -- 63

Cimarron (10-10) Franzitta 6 1-3 13, Fischer 1 2-2 5, Clark 1 1-2 3, Fisher 1 1-2 3, Boersma 9 10-10 32, Allen 1 1-2 3, Fairbank 3 2-2 11. Totals 22 18-23.

SW Heights (9-11) B. Johnsrud 4 2-2 13, N. Johnsrud 3 0-0 8, Lee 2 0-0 4, Sherer 2 1-2 6, Chase 8 2-5 18, Eakes 2 0-0 4, Stout 3 3-4 9, Loya 0 2-2 2. Totals 19 10-15 63.

3-point goals--Cimarron 8 (Fischer 1, Boersma 4, Fairbank 3), SW Heights 5 (B. Johnsrud 2, N. Johnsrud 2, Sherer 1).