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Youthful Fort Benton boys come of age in Havre

Longhorns knock off 9C powers HLP, Box Elder to finish third


February 19, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Hayden Diekhans, left, drives to the basket during Friday night's 9C boys consolation game in the HHS gymnasium. The Longhorns beat Box Elder and Hays-Lodge Pole Friday to place third.

During the District 9C regular season, Fort Benton and Hays-Lodge Pole proved to be evenly matched. But Friday night in the 9C consolation game, the Longhorns ran away from the Thunderbirds and punched their ticket to the Northern C Divisional.

After losing to Chinook in the semifinals Thursday, Fort Benton needed to win two games Friday in Havre at the HHS gymnasium. The second win came in the consolation over HLP, by a final score of 68-52.

"The boys put in a ton of hard work," Fort Benton head coach Tyler Pasha said. "We had a gameplan and they executed it. I was completely surprised...

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