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Box Elder reaches fifth straight 9C title game via a rout of North Star


February 15, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Joelnell Momberg lays in a shot during Thursday night's 9C girls semifinal between the Bears and the North Star Knights in the HHS gymnasium. The Bears thumped the Knights, setting up a rematch of the 2018 9C title game with Fort Benton tonight.

As Lilly Gopher continues to nurse an injury, the Box Elder girls basketball team still isn't at full strength and with the way the Bears are dominating, that's a scary thing for the rest of the District 9C.

While Gopher did suit up and come off the bench to knock down a couple of 3-pointers and score 10 points, Box Elder would have been fine without her as the Bears cruised to an easy, 71-29 victory over North Star Thursday night in the semifinals of the District 9C tournament inside the HHS gymnasium.

With the win, Box Elder advanced to the Northern C Divisional and the 9C championshi...

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