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Hoops Heaven comes to the Hi-Line this week

Native American Classic headlines the start of high school basketball season


December 4, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Lillian Gopher, left, looks to shoot over a Big Sandy defender during the 2018 District 9C tournament in Havre. High school hoops returns to Havre Thursday through Saturday with the 2018 Native American Classic. The event, which will be held at the Armory Gymnasium, will feature 20 boys and girls games, and feature teams from across Montana, including the Hi-Line's own Rocky Boy, Box Elder, Hays-Lodge Pole and Harlem.

Around here, basketball fans have been waiting a long time for the season to start and this Thursday, at Montana State University-Northern, the local basketball season will begin with a bang.

That's because after being gone for a year, the Native American Classic is back at the Armory Gymnasium and once again, the field is loaded with talented teams. The Rocky Boy girls and Kainai will tip-off the three-day hoops extravaganza Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The nightcap on the first day will also feature the renewal of the Rocky Boy-Box Elder rivalry, as the two boys basketball teams will meet Thur...

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