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T-Birds soar to third

Hays-Lodge Pole boys hold off a great effort from North Star to advance to the Northern C


February 18, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Hays-Lodge Pole's Kenneth Blackcrow, left, drives the baseline during the District 9C boys consolation game against North Star Saturday night inside the Havre High gymnasium. The Thunderbirds battled back after a semifinal loss Friday, winning twice Saturday to advance to the Northern C.

If there is one thing you can say about the North Star Knights, it's that when it comes to postseason basketball, they are a tough team to eliminate - just ask Hays-Lodge Pole.

Saturday night, at the HHS gymnasium, both North Star and HLP were fighting for their postseason lives as they battled each other for the third-place trophy at the 9C boys basketball tournament and the spot at the Northern C Divisional that goes along with it.

Last season, the Thunderbirds lost to Fort Benton in the consolation game and they were determined to avoid that fate again and, thanks to some clutch shooti...

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