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Knight Time

 

February 16, 2017

Colin Thompson

North Star's Katelyn Hansen, left, launches a shot during Wednesday night's District 9C girls game against Chester-Joplin-Inverness at the HHS gymnasium. The Knights upended the rival Hawks to advance to tonight's semifinal game where they'll face No. 2 seed Fort Benton for a spot in Friday night's championship game.

The start of the District 9C tournament is always exciting, but no game was more exciting on the first day of the girls tournament than the one between North Star and Chester-Joplin-Inverness.

North Star, which came in as the third seed, needed a stellar fourth-quarter to rally from a five-point deficit to gut out a 45-40 victory inside the HHS gymnasium Wednesday night. With the win, the Knights advance to tonight's semifinal game with Fort Benton, which is set for 8:30.

"That has been our team all year," North Star head coach Rob Spicher said. "We haven't lost a close game all season l...



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