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Tornadoes blow into 9C semifinals

Turner girls take care of HLP, will play for a spot in the 9C title game today against Fort Benton


February 16, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Turner's Raegan Conlan drives the ball during Thursday's District 9C first-round game with Hays-Lodge Pole inside the HHS gymnasium. The Tornadoes beat the Thunderbirds, earning a spot in tonight's 9C girls semifinals. For more on Turner, see Page B4.

All season long, the Turner girls basketball team has believed it not only could, but should, be in the District 9C semifinals. It's one of many goals Turner had coming into the 2018 9C tournament.

Thursday afternoon, only the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds stood in the way of that happening, and while the T-Birds put up a great fight, Turner accomplished what it came to do on the first day of the 9C girls tourney inside the HHS gymnasium, with a 51-32 victory.

"I'm really happy for the girls," Turner head coach Jennifer Baird said. "I'm, so excited for them to get that first tournament win...

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