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Tornadoes moving on in Great Falls

Turner girls win first Northern C game in more than two decades

 

February 22, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Turner's Rylee Conlan goes up high for a shot during a Northern C girls game against Heart Butte Wednesday night at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. The Tonadoes beat the Warriors, to advance to today's quarterfinal against top-seeded Belt. Wednesday was Turner's first Northern C game in more than 20 years.

GREAT FALLS - It took the Turner girls basketball team 21 years to reach the Northern C Divisional Tournament, but it took the Tornadoes only one game to find the win column.

Turner made history as the District 9C Tournament in Havre last week, playing their way into the Northern C with a third-place finish. But Wednesday in Great Falls, inside the Four Seasons Arena, the Tornadoes got another historic win, knocking off Heart Butte 52-44.

"It feels amazing," Turner guard Sarah Billmayer said after the game. "We have gotten all this support from our community. They are all here cheering u...



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