Regina Hochstetler scored nine of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, including the final three to break a deadlock, as Berlin Hiland reached the girls Division IV championship game for the second straight year after beating Reedsville Eastern 54-51 in a semifinal on Friday.
Hochstetler's layup put the Hawks (26-3) ahead 53-51 with 57 seconds left and she hit a free throw with 28 seconds remaining. Eastern's Jenna Burdette, who led the Eagles (23-5) with 20 points, missed a three-pointer with 16 seconds to go.
After two missed free throws by Hiland's Jasmine Goings, Eastern set up for the final shot with eight seconds left following a timeout but threw the ball out of bounds.
Hiland will play Fort Laramie Saturday at 5:15 p.m.
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