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Box Elder star Lilly Gopher signs with Montana Western


March 25, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Box Elder senior Lilly Gopher just wrapped up a brilliant four-year career with the Bears by winning a second straight Class C state championship. Over the weekend, Gopher took the next step in her basketball career by signing an NAIA national letter of intent to play for the Montana Western Bulldogs, who just captured the NAIA women's national championship.

When it comes to local high school basketball players, few have had more storied careers than Lillian Gopher.

Gopher, who was a four-year varsity player for the Box Elder girls basketball team and helped the Bears win their second consecutive Class C state championship earlier this month, won't be done on the hardwood just yet, as she has signed an NAIA national letter of intent to play for the University of Montana Western last Friday.

It's fitting that Gopher will be going from one championship program in Box Elder to another with the Bulldogs, who just won the NAIA Division I national...

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