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Hi-Line Athlete Profile: Lilly Gopher, Box Elder Girls Basketball


Last updated 2/27/2019 at 9:15am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Lillian Gopher, left, drives past a Belt defender during last week's Northern C in Great Falls. With so many accomplishments already on her resume, Gopher returns to the Four Seasons Arena this weekend to try and help the Bears repeat as state champions. Gopher and the Bears begin their quest for a second straight state title Thursday night at 8 p.m. against Ekalaka. For more on Box Elder and the Class C state tourney, see Thursday's Havre Daily News.

When she was a freshman, Lilly Gopher was part of a team that advanced to the Class C state girls basketball tournament.

That season, the Box Elder Bears made it all the way to the state championship game before falling to Belt. That game was inside the Four Seasons Arena and the tournament was the true coming out party for Gopher, who has gone on to do some incredible things during her four-year high school career.

That career, which will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest in the history of Box Elder girls basketball, will come to a fitting end if Gopher and the Bears can reach...

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