Knights ground T-Birds in a thriller

North Star gets into 9C semifinals with a close win over improved Hays-Lodge Pole


February 14, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

North Star's Shayla Borlaug scores during Wednesday's District 9C girls game between the Knights and the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds inside the HHS gymnasium. North Star won to advance to tonight's semifinal against top-ranked Box Elder. For more coverage of the Knights, see Page A8.

The Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds are perhaps the most-improved team in the District 9C this season. But, over the last month, no team has been playing with as much momentum as the North Star Knights.

So, it was no surprise that, in Wednesday's opening round of the 9C girls tournament, the two teams butted heads in a great game.

In the end, it was the Knights who prevailed, thanks to a layup and key free throws from Kenidee Wolery in the final minute, as the Knights held off the T-Birds 48-43 inside the HHS gymnasium.

But as well as North Star played, the game was a fight from start to fi...

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