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Fort Benton stampedes its way to another 9C title shot

Unbeaten Longhorns hold off North Star, setting up tonight's rematch with Chinook


Last updated 2/21/2020 at 8:12am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Garrett Diekhans, right, goes over the North Star defense during Thursday night's District 9C semifinals in the Havre High gymnasium. Fort Benton won to reach the championship game against Chinook for the second year in a row.

The District 9C boys semifinals began Thursday night with two teams on a similar mission. Both wanted a chance to play for the championship, of course.

In the case of top-seeded Fort Benton, they were hungry for a chance to play Chinook again for the 9C championship, while the North Star Knights were hungry to punch a ticket to the Northern C.

However, in the end, the Longhorns beat the Knights 71-52 in the Havre High gymnasium, to advance to tonight's championship where they will meet No. 2 Chinook. The Horns also punched their ticket back to divsionals in the process.

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