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Longhorns own The Corral

Fort Benton stuns Box Elder for the 9C girls title, again


February 18, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Leah Gannon, right, drives to the basket during Friday night's District 9C girls championship game inside the Havre High gymnasium. For the second year in a row, the Longhorns knocked off undefeated Box Elder in the championship game.

When it comes to Fort Benton and Box Elder, the games are always exciting, but for the second straight season, it was the Longhorns who left the Havre High gymnasium with the District 9C championship trophy.

And unlike last year, when Aspen Giese hit a buzzer-beater in overtime to win, there wasn't nearly as much drama, as Fort Benton led wire-to-wire in what was a 56-48 victory Friday night in the 9C girls championship game.

The title was the third in five years for the Longhorns, who have met Box Elder in the title game four times in five seasons. It was also the third straight win in...

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