After starting out with five straight regional wins, the Wildfire have lost three of their last four games, all region opponents.
It was a nail bitter to finish the Lady Hawks’ season before regional tournament play.
The Tigers hosted their Region 7 rivals from the south in Hettinger/Scranton Night Hawks on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Mott-Regent traveled to Hettinger on Oct. 18 with a 4-4 region record to take on the Night Hawks.
The Mott-Regent Wildfire kept things close enough until the second half against the Beach Buccaneers in the quarterfinals of the Region 7 Girls Basketball tournament Monday in Dickinson.
The Tigers varsity jumped out quickly to take the lead and held a comfortable 37-18 advantage at half time.
The football season ended for Mott/Regent when the Wildfire fell to the Hettinger/Scranton Night Hawks in the quarterfinals of the 9-man state football tournament on Halloween afternoon.
The Wildfire seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time. After a 44 point victory over Drake-Anamoose on October 17, Mott-Regent continued their hot streak with a 46-8 win over Divide County on Saturday.
In a pivotal regional match up, the Hettinger/Scranton lady Night Hawk volleyball squad faced off against the lady Tigers from New England, a game that was held in Scranton.
The Hettinger-Scranton Night Hawks won the first of two very important contests, as they downed previously undefeated Mott-Regent in Region 5 play by a score of 46-30.
Put this one in the books as a game to remember. The New England Tigers faced off against the Hettinger/Scranton Nighthawks for a chance at the Region 7 championship.