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Fort Benton repeats as 9C champs; HLP makes history


February 21, 2020

Colin Thompson

The Fort Benton Longhorns captured their second straight 9C girls championship Saturday night in Havre.

The scene was set. Top-seeded Fort Benton and No. 3 Turner fighting it our for a 2020 District 9C girls title in the Havre High Gymnasium Saturday night.

In the case of the Longhorns, it was a three-peat as district champs in their sights, while the Tornadoes were playing in a chipper after a drought lasting over a decade and looked to take the win.

But, Fort Benton weathered the storm to beat Turner 58-41 and claimed the 9C title for a third year in a row, as well as a still-standing undefeated record.

Longhorns head coach Cassie Pimperton was proud of her teams work on the court.

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