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A Tornado is coming to Great Falls

Turner girls rally to beat North Star, earn a return trip to the Northern C


February 18, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Turner's Sarah Billmayer, middle, looks to score during Friday night's District 9C girls consolation game inside the HHS gymnasium. The Tornadoes beat North Star to place third, and earn a trip to this week's Northern C Divisional.

When it comes to the District 9C girls basketball tournament, the Turner Tornadoes have a flair for the dramatic and against North Star last Friday in the consolation game, they proved it once again.

Last season, the Tornadoes ended a lengthy drought of not getting to divisionals by completing a double-digit comeback over Chester-Joplin-Inverness and in another do-or-die game, the Tornadoes rallied from nine points down, thanks in large part of a pair of 3-pointers by Rylee Conlan, to win 45-34. The victory clinched a spot in the Northern C for Turner for the second year in a row.

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