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Longhorns bust out of the Corral

Fort Benton claims the 9C crown with a game-winner against top-ranked Box Elder


February 19, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Aspen Giese, left, looks to shoot during Saturday night's District 9C championship game against Box Elder in the HHS gymnasium. Giese hit a last-second shot in overtime to lift the Longhorns to the 9C title, over the previously undefeated Bears.

Aspen Giese knew that the District 9C girls championship game between Fort Benton and Box Elder might come down to a last-second shot. She also knew, that if it did, she wanted to be the one to take it. Even if she had to wait until overtime.

It took an offensive rebound for Giese to get the shot that she wanted, but with her team down by one to Box Elder, she got the ball up and into the basket, before time expired. The bucket gave the Longhorns a 62-61 win over Box Elder, as well as the 9C championship, Fort Benton's second in the last four years. When it hit the bottom of the net, pand...

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