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Turner takes care of rival Chinook in 9C girls first-round game


February 14, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Turner's Rylee Conlan drives the ball during Wednesday night's District 9C girls tournament game between the Tornadoes and the Chinook Sugarbeeters inside the HHS gymnasium. Turner beat the Beeters to reach the 9C semifinals for the second-straight year. The Tornadoes take on Fort Benton tonight.

For about a quarter and a half, the Chinook Sugarbeeters hung right with the Turner Tornadoes and for a little while, it looked like an upset might be brewing in the first round of the District 9C girls basketball tournament.

But there is a reason why the Tornadoes were the third-place team during the regular season in the district. And led by Shyan Krass, Sarah Billmayer and Melanie Watkins, Turner reminded Chinook of that with a 19-6 run to end the first half. That extended a 2-point Tornadoes lead and made it 35-20 at intermission. From there, Turner wouldn't look back as it cruised to...

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