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Finally, it's the Tornadoes turn to go to Great Falls


February 19, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Above: The Turner girls hoist the District 9C third-place trophy Saturday night inside the HHS gymnasium. Turner beat Chester-Joplin-Inverness in the 9C consolation game to reach their first divisional tournament in decades. Below: Turner's Melanie Watkins shoots during Saturday night's 9C girls consolation game in Havre.

The Turner girls basketball team has been building something special the past few seasons and the District 9C consolation game Saturday night at the HHS gymnasium, was the culmination of it.

Turner was looking to clinch its first berth at divisionals in 21 years, but it wouldn't come easy as the third-place game in the girls tournament went down to the last second, literally. But after two missed free throws and another missed shot at the buzzer by CJI, the Tornadoes won 36-35, clinching a berth in the Northern C Divisional Tournament for the first time since 1997.

"It means the world,"...

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