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9C Extra: Big Sandy boys working on a Pioneer Revival

Despite a stunning loss Thursday, young Big Sandy has come a long way


Last updated 2/15/2019 at 8:32am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The Big Sandy boys basketball team poses for a photo inside the locker room at the Havre High gymnasium Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers, who don't have a single senior on their roster, suffered a heartbreaking loss to North Star Thursday, but, they have had an incredible turnaround season, winning 10 games and finishing fourth in the 9C regular season standings. Now, Big Sandy will try and battle through the loser-out bracket in hopes of reaching the Northern C next week, something a Pioneer team hasn't done in quite some time.

The Big Sandy Pioneers have spent the past few years rebuilding and, even though they suffered a heartbreaking loss in the opening round of the District 9C tournament against North Star, the arrow is pointing up.

And for most of the day Thursday, it looked like Big Sandy was going to advance to the semifinals for the first time in years. Even with a loss, though the Pioneers still have a chance to advance to the Northern C Divisional tournament. Either way, Big Sandy is one of the youngest teams in the conference and they should be back in contention soon.

"These guys have fought through...

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