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Fort Benton stuns top-ranked Box Elder to win 9C title

Apsen Giese hits a game-winner to give the Longhorns their second 9C championship in four years.


February 16, 2018

Colin Thompson

Fort Benton celebrates the 9C championship after beating Box Elder in overtime, 62-61.

The Box Elder Bears and Fort Benton Longhorns have played some memorable girls basketball games the past few years, but none was more memorable than the District 9C championship game Saturday night in Havre at the HHS gymnasium.

The two teams battled back and forth all night, even going to overtime before it was all said and done. But in the end, the difference came down to one play and for Fort Benton one player, freshman Aspen Giese.

With the Longhorns down 61-57 with 40 seconds to go, Giese scored the five biggest points of her team's season. First, she connected a on 3-pointer to get...

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