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Bears Already Roaring

Box Elder begins 9C title defense with a thrashing of Big Sandy


February 16, 2017

Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Joelnell Momberg looks to score during a 9C girls tournament game against Big Sandy Wednesday at the HHS gymnasium. Box Elder rolled into tonight's semifinals against Chinook.

The Box Elder Bears were heavy favorites in the opening game of the District 9C girls basketball tournament. They knew it, and their opponent, the Big Sandy Pioneers knew it, too.

And while the Bears eventually overwhelmed the Pioneers, it took a big second-half surge by the defending 9C champions to do so in a 57-8 win over the Pioneers Wednesday afternoon inside the HHS gymnasium.

Box Elder got off to a sluggish start and Big Sandy took advantage of it. But, a 23-1 run in the third quarter was all the Bears needed to blow by the Pioneers, and advance to tonight’s semifinal against Chi...

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