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Having a Blast: Longhorns roll into semis

 

February 20, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Jace Thompson, right, goes up for a shot during the Longhorn's first-round win over Turner in the District 9C boys tournament Wednesday in the Havre High gymnasium.

The Fort Benton Longhorns knew they were heavy favorites in their 2020 District 9C opener against Turner. And yet, head coach Tyler Pasha wanted to make sure his unbeaten Longhorns played like it.

In the opening round of the 9C boys tournament Wednesday afternoon at the HHS gymnasium, the Longhorns did just that, with a 79-22 thrashing of winless Turner.

The win pushed Fort Benton not only to 19-0 on the season, but also into tonight's semifinal where they'll take on North Star at 7.

"We needed to execute, we stressed coming out, and being sharp," Pasha said. "I thought we had some nerve...



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