The Climax-Scotts girls’ basketball team was upended in its Class D state semifinal on Thursday, losing to top-ranked St. Ignace 42-36 at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center.
The Panthers (20-6) held a 33-32 lead with just under four minutes remaining before the unbeaten Saints (26-0) went on a 10-3 run to end the game.
Climax-Scotts was led in the defeat by senior center Fallon Froberg with 14 points and seven rebounds. Also for the Panthers, senior forward Destiny Froberg had eight points and seven rebounds, Janae Langs had five points and three steals and Annalisa Lodes had seven rebounds.
St. Ignace, which will face Thursday’s latee winner between Athens and defending state champion Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, was led by Kelley Wright with 18 points.
For Climax-Scotts, it was the deepest run in the state tournament since the program finished runner-up in 1986.