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Box Elder beats Turner in a Northern C game for the ages

In an all 9C semifinal showdown, the Bears turn away the Tornadoes with a buzzer beater


February 22, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Turner's Sarah Billmayer, left, tries to go by Box Elder's Joelnell Momberg during Thursday night's Northern C girls semifinal game inside the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls. The Bears bat the 9C rival Tornadoes on a last-second 3-pointer to advance to tonight's championship game against Roy-Winifred.

GREAT FALLS - Some might want to call the Turner Tornadoes a Cinderella. But after the way they battled the mighty Box Elder Bears Thursday night at the Four Seasons Arena, that word shouldn't be used to describe this Turner team ever again.

Facing the defending Class C state champions, the Tornadoes didn't blink. However, in the end, Sarah Parisian didn't either and with time running out, the senior knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the Bears to the Northern C title game Saturday night after a dramatic 63-60 win in the Northern C girls semifinals.

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