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Longhorns trample Thunderbirds on opening day

Fort Benton tops HLP, returns to the District 9C girls semifinals


February 16, 2017

Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Coya Nack scores during Wednesday night's 9C girls game against Hays-Lodge Pole at the HHS gymnasium. The Longhorns rolled to a win over the T-Birds, putting them into tonight's semifinal against North Star.

One year ago at the District 9C basketball tournament, the Fort Benton girls basketball team was just a bucket away from the championship game and a berth in the Northern C Divisional.

Unfortunately, after losing to Chinook in last year’s semifinals, the Longhorns didn’t make it to Great Falls.

But after dismantling Hays-Lodge Pole 68-35 in the opening round the 2017 9C tournament Wednesday night inside the HHS gymnasium, the Longhorns finally have their shot at redemption.

“I think that it will give us motivation,” Fort Benton head coach Cassie Scheffelmaier said. “You always...

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