The Orion Chargers eliminated the Rockridge Rockets from the West Central Regional Wednesday night in Biggsville, 45-40.

The Orion Chargers eliminated the Rockridge Rockets from the West Central Regional Wednesday night in Biggsville, 45-40.

The Chargers will now face top seeded Sherrard in the regional championship game Thursday night.

The Chargers jumped out to a 11-4 lead in the first period and never looked back. Orion led by as many as 11 points in the contest.

The Rockets outscored the Chargers 14-13 in the second peered but still trailed 24-18 at the half. The Chargers maintained their lead throughout the third period and led 36-29 heading into the final period. The Rockets outscored the Chargers 11-9 in the final period but it wasn't enough as their season came to an end.

Scoring for Rockridge were: Beth Meier, 19; Michaela Stoneking and Abby Horton, six; Madi Lape, five and Taylor Anderson and Devin Hasson, two.

Scoring for Orion were: Katie Conway,, 21; Abby DeBaillie, nine; Angie Minas, five; Baillie McCunn and Santana Terronez, three and Emily Gritton and Tara Gambon, two.