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Hi-Line Thrillers: BUZZER-BEATING BEARS

Nikayla Anderson's game-winning 3-pointer lifts Box Elder past Twin Bridges

 

Jason Silvernale

Box Elder's Lilly Gopher goes up for a shot during Thursday's Class C state tournament game against Twin Bridges at the Butte Civic Center. Gopher's teammate Nikayla Anderson buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to give the Bears a thrilling win. Gopher, who led the Bears with 14 points, also had a key basket at the end of regulation to help the Bears reach overtime. Box Elder plays Froid-Lake in tonight's semifinals.

Box Elder has a lot of stars up and down its lineup. But in the first round of the Class C state tournament the Bears turned to a player who's name may not get as much publicity as some of her more well-known teammates.

Nikayla Anderson's name is now etched in Box Elder lore.

With just two seconds remaining in overtime of Thursday's game between the Bears and Twin Bridges inside the Butte Civic Center, Anderson had the ball in her hands, and promptly sank a shot that go will be forever remembered in the annals of Box Elder hoops history, as her buzzer-beating 3-pointer lifted the Bears to...



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