LEROY \u2014 Julie Justin didn\u2019t quite end her Pine River girls basketball career the way she wanted. The Bucks lost 60-55 to Hemlock in the Class C regional title game. She fouled out late in the game and the Bucks weren\u2019t able to pull it out in the final seconds. During the district tournament, Justin passed the 1,000-point career mark. She joined three other Pine River girls in having reached that plateau, including her mother Paula, and older sister Jamie. \u201cI\u2019m really happy I made it because both my mom and my sister made it,\u201d Justin said. The other Pine River player to have passed 1,000 points was Kassy Nelson. The Bucks were Highland Conference and Class C district champs and finished with a 22-3 record. \u201cIn the second half of the season, we\u2019ve been playing a lot better,\u201d Justin said. Winning a regional title was a goal. \u201cWe\u2019ll have to play hard on defense and smart on offense,\u201d Justin said prior to the game She will be playing college basketball at Mid Michigan Community College. It was a fun season with the Bucks. It was her fourth varsity season. Justin put the Bucks in excellent position to win the regional before fouling out. \u201cDown the stretch, she\u2019s usually the one who has the ball,\u201d Pine River coach Shawn Ruppert said. \u201cSo that hurt us. Not having Julie out there had a lot to do (with late-game turnovers).\u201d Hemlock coach Scott Neumeyer concurred Justin\u2019s presence had a key impact for Pine River\u2019s success. Julie Justin scored 22 and her cousin Kierra Justin had 17 points for Pine River in the setback. \u201cPine River is a heckuva team,\u201d Neumeyer said. \u201c(Julie Justin) can really shoot the ball, we knew that.\u201d Last week, Justin earned honorable mention honors all state in Class C from the Associated Press.