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Beeters blast their way into State C semifinals

Chinook wins first state tourney game in 33 years, T-Birds fall to Melstone


406 Sports

Chinook's Brendan Edwards goes up for a layup during the Sugarbeeter's Class C state tournament win over Plenty Coups Thursday afternoon in Billings. Chinook is in its first-ever Class C state tourney, and now, the Beeters are in the semifinals. Chinook plays defending state champion Arlee tonight for a spot in the state championship game.

The last time a Chinook boys basketball team played in a state tournament game, the Sugarbeeters won a Class B state championship. Thirty three years later, the Beeters are finally back in a state tournament, and their opening game went well.

Thursday afternoon inside the Rimrock Auto Arena at the Metra in Billings, Chinook thumped Plenty Coup in its Class C state tourney debut, 67-51. The win kept Chinook's unbeaten season alive, but more importantly, moved the Beeters (25-0) into tonight's semifinals.

"We're excited. We're really happy," Chinook's Cord Schneider told 406sports. "We're...

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