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Rocky Boy is ready to roll

Stars fought hard to reach the Class B state tournament in Missoula


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Rocky Boy star senior Ben Iron Eyes handles the ball during a game against the Havre Blue Ponies back in January. The Stars are making their first trip to the Class B state tournament in three years, when they travel to Missoula for the 2018 Class B state tourney, which runs Thursday through Saturday at Dahlberg Arena. The Stars have been strong all season and are one of the top-scoring teams in the state. And while they weren't able to get past arch rival Shelby in either the District 1B, or Northern B championship games, they will still be one of the favorites to play for the state title this weekend. Rocky Boy opens with Three Forks Thursday afternoon.

It has been three years since the Rocky Boy Stars have participated in the Class B state basketball tournament, but after winning a challenge game, the Stars will head to Missoula Thursday with a chance to compete for a state championship.

Rocky Boy, which is the second seed from the Northern B will face a difficult test early in the form of Southern B champion Three Forks (21-4). Tip-off between the two teams is set for 1:30 p.m. at Dahlberg Arena at the University of Montana.

"I went to Billings and watched them play," Rocky Boy head coach Adam Demontiney said. "They are a good team. Th...

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