The Anselmo-Merna girls basketball team saw its season come to an end in the opening round of the girls state basketball tournament on Monday. The Lady Coyotes fell to Sterling 50-33. Sterling was able to pull away in the middle two quarters outscoring AM 23-9 in the second and third quarters combined. Eight players scored for Anselmo-Merna led by Shaylyn Safranek who had a team high 12 points. The Sterling Jets were led Macy Richardson who finished with a game high 29 points. Anselmo-Merna concludes their season at 19-7. Sterling advances to the Class D2 semifinals which will take place on Wednesday. Sterling will face top seed Falls City Sacred Heart who defeated Wynot 46-29.