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Bears, Tornadoes stay alive in 9C boys tourney


February 16, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Christopher Burns, left, shoots during a District 9C boys loser-out game Thursday morning at the HHS gymnasium. The Bears eliminated Chester-Joplin-Inverness, while Turner also knocked out Big Sandy. The 9C boys tourney concludes today.

Early morning games at the District 9C tournament are tough. But Turner and Big Sandy put on an entertaining show in the first 9C boys loser-out game of the tournament Thursday morning inside the HHS gymnasium.

Turner advanced with a 65-63 win over the Pioneers, but not before having to hold off the Pioneers in a thrilling finish. Turner led 18-6 after the first quarter, and held a halftime edge as well. But the Pioneers roared back with 39 points in the final 16 minutes, and had several chances to tie or take the lead down the stretch. But Turner (9-10) held strong at the end and moved in...

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