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9C girls will be a factor at the Northern C

Fort Benton, Box Elder and Turner part of an explosive field in Great Falls


February 21, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Turner's Sarah Billmayer shoots between the Fort Benton defense during a District 9C tournament game last weekend in Havre. The Tornadoes are making their first appearance in the Northern C Divisional in 30 years, after finishing third at the 9C. Meanwhile, Fort Benton and Box Elder are both back at the Northern C, and after both just missed out on it a year ago, the Longhorns and Bears are in contention for state tournament berths again this weekend. The Northern C girls tourney runs tonight through Saturday in Great Falls.

The 2018 District 9C girls basketball tournament finished with a wild ending. Just three days removed, however, three 9C teams will get right back to business.

District 9C champion Fort Benton, top-ranked Box Elder and Cinderella Turner are all playing in the Northern C Divisional this week in Great Falls. The Northern C girls tournament begins tonight and runs through Saturday night at the Four Seasons Arena.

And all three 9C squads are looking for more after an emotional and challenging 9C tournament.

Fort Benton (19-2) shocked Box Elder in last Saturday's 9C championship game. The Lon...

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