Horns hook Tornadoes

Fort Benton holds off Turner in an exciting 9C tourney game


February 15, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Damon Bird goes up for a layup during a District 9C tournament game against Turner Wednesday at the HHS gymnasium. The Longhorns won, advancing to tonight's semifinals. For more 9C coverage, see Pages A7 and A8.

A year ago, both the Fort Benton Longhorns and Turner Tornadoes were young teams building for the future. That future was on display in the opening round of the District 9C boys basketball tournament Wednesday afternoon in Havre, as the Longhorns and Tornadoes waged a great battle.

In the end, Fort Benton prevailed with a 70-63 win, in what was one of the best games of the day by far in the HHS gymnasium. Fort Benton's victory pushed the Longhorns into tonight's semifinal where they'll take on top-seeded Chinook.

"You have to give it to Turner," Fort Benton head coach Tyler Pasha said. "T...

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