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Pony girls survive Hamilton scare at state tournament


Colin Thompson

Kaylee Nystrom drives to the hoop in the first round of the Class A state tournament in Great Falls Thursday at the Four Seasons Arena. Havre hung on for a 43-39 win. The Ponies will play either Belgrade or Browning in the state semifinals Friday night at 6:30.

When it comes to postseason basketball, style points don't matter and that's a good thing for the Havre High girls basketball team, because there was nothing pretty about the Blue Ponies 43-39 win over Hamilton Thursday in the opening round of the Class A state tournament.

The two teams met in the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls in a rematch of the 2014 state championship game. Havre (22-0) came into the game as the heavy favorite, but Hamilton, the fourth-seeded team from the Western A gave the Ponies all they could handle.

The Broncs tied the game late in the fourth quarter thanks to...

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