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Perfect Roar: Box Elder blasts Big Sandy

Pioneers play with heart, but Bears were just too much


February 16, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Joelnell Momberg scores over a Big Sandy defender during Thursday morning's District 9C girls first-round game at the HHS gymnasium. The Bears are now two wins away from a third - straight 9C championship.

The Big Sandy Pioneers were not going to upset the unbeaten Box Elder Bears in the first round of the District 9C girls basketball tournament Thursday morning at the HHS gymnasium. But being huge underdogs didn't stop the Pioneers from trying their hardest to pull the upset.

In the end, it wasn't enough, as Box Elder rolled to a 66-25 win, continuing their perfect season. But the Bears certainly took notice of how hard, and with how much passion, the Pioneers played with.

"No matter how much they're down by, they always play like it's a two-point game," Box Elder star Lilly Gopher said of...

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