HEARNE, Texas -- No. 19 Montgomery held off a late Hutto rally and beat the Lady Hippos 60-57 in the 4A Bi-District playoffs Tuesday.
Malloree Schurr hit a free throw with five seconds left to put the Lady Bears up three, and Kristin Rydell's halfcourt heave at the buzzer was off the mark to give Montgomery the win.
Marissa Garica led Montgomery with 12 points. Schurr added 11 and Amy Donham scored ten.
The Lady Bears will face No. 7 Barbers Hill in the area playoffs.