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Tough decision, but a hoops career still fullfilled

Skylight Peyton Filius will end her basketball career early, to focus on her future


February 14, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Peyton Filius has gone from winning a Class A state championship in Havre, to becoming one of the top 3-point shooters in the NAIA this season. Filius has also followed in the footsteps of her parents, Scott and Kari, who were both top athletes at Northern, and, she's also choosing to become a teacher like her parents as well. To become a teacher, Filius will forgo her final year of eligibility with the Skylights, meaning her basketball playing days in Havre, something she's done since she was 10, are nearing their end.

If you follow local high school and college basketball, then it would be awfully hard not to know the name Peyton Filius.

Over the last eight years, Filius has played for both the Havre Blue Ponies and the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team. In that time, she has achieved just about everything a basketball player could achieve, but now, as her life beyond basketball draws her away from the sport she loves, the 2017-18 season will be her last, at least as a player.

"I will miss my teammates and the coaches the most," Filius said of her decision to walk away from the...

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