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Bears romp to a rematch with Belt

Box Elder runs past GFCC to the semifinals; All three 9C girls teams still alive in Great Falls


February 23, 2018

Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Lilly Gopher, left, fights for a shot during the Bears' first-round Northern C girls game Thursday morning against Great Falls Central at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. The Bears rolled to victory, setting up a showdown today with top-seeded Belt.

Following their first loss of the season in the District 9C championship game last Saturday, the Box Elder girls basketball team took the floor at the Northern C Divisional with a vengeance and it was Great Falls Central that paid the price.

Great Falls Central kept pace early with the Bears, but it wasn't long before Box Elder (21-1) pulled away and won easily, 78-38 inside the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls Thursday.

"At 9:30 (a.m.) after a tough loss, I thought our kids responded pretty well," Box Elder head coach Joel Rosette said. "I was really happy with our defensive intensity....

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