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Bears roar past Huskies, Tornadoes blow by Simms at Northern C

Box Elder, Turner girls win on day on, setting up an all 9C semifinal in Great Falls


February 21, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Lilly Gopher, left, looks to score over a Belt defender during a Northern C girls first-round game Wednesday morning inside the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. The Bears beat the rival Huskies and will advance to tonight's semifinal.

GREAT FALLS - In the Northern C, there's no matchup quite like Box Elder and Belt. The two teams have been the dominant forces in the Northern C girls for a long, long time. And in an interesting twist of fate, they renewed their rivalry in the first round of the 2019 Northern C extravaganza.

And while Belt, of longtime head coach Jeff Graham came in with a district title under its belt, it mattered none to the defending Class C state champion Bears as they outscored the Huskies 30-18 between the end of the first quarter and the start of the fourth to win 60-51 and advance to tonight's sem...

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