George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor email@example.com
The 2008-09 high school girls basketball season is still in its infancy, but already, there have been some important games played. This past weekend was no exception as district play began along the Hi- Line. On Thursday night, the surprising Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds were at home and routed Dodson 68-48. The game AS HLP's second straight win. The T-Birds were spurned to victory by a huge night from senior Fanci Boushie, who scored 28 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Friday night saw a pair of big games in the District 9C, including North Star edging Chinook 49-44. The Knights had claw their way back in the third quarter, and then went on a 14-1 run in the fourth to overtake the Sugarbeeters. Justine Beaudry scored a gamehigh 20 points to lead the Knights, while Britnee Dyrland chipped in with 17 points. Chinook got 11 points from Danyel Haider and 10 from Tia Bower in the loss. District 9C favorite Big Sandy also beat Box Elder to start its conference season perfect on Friday night. The Pioneers downed the Bears 79-50. In 10C action Friday night, Chester/ J-I looked impressive in its 55-26 win over Sunburst. The Hawks got a balanced scoring attack with eight players reaching the scoring column. Friday's busy night also saw the Harlem Wildcats fall to Poplar 54-40 in a 2B rivalry game. The Indians used a 36-20 second half to pull away from the Wildcats. Harlem did get nine points from Jessica Horn in the loss. Saturday featured the 9C's first big matchup of the season as Big Sandy played host to North Star. And after the Pioneers raced out to a 32-18 halftime lead, the game was never in doubt as they went on to win 63-41. Devin Lackner had a breakout game for Big Sandy, scoring 19 points, including three 3-pointers. Laci Keller scored 14 points and Kourtney Danreuther added 10 points in the win. North Star was paced by Britnee Dyrland's 13 points and 11 rebounds. Saturday also saw Box Elder earn its first league victory of the season. The Bears thumped Chinook 56-35 in Box Elder. Rylin Burns and Jamie Montes led the Bears to victory with 24 and 19 points, respectively. Montes nailed four three's as well. Chinook got eight points from Alyssa Brown in the loss. Area teams will now take a break of regular season action as schools let out for winter break. Note: The Havre Daily News would like to remind area coaches and athletic directors to please fax box scores in immediately following games. We at the HDN would like to make sure that all of our area schools make the Hi-Line roundup each week but can't do that without help from those schools. All results can be faxed to 265-6798.