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Fort Benton girls begin 9C title defense by throttling Big Sandy


February 21, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's McKenzie Clark, right, goes over the Big Sandy defense for a layup during Thursday's District 9C girls first-round game in the Havre High gymnasium. The Longhorns cruised into tonight's semifinals.

The outcome was never in doubt. But, Fort Benton head coach Cassie Pimperton wanted to make sure her top-seeded Longhorns stayed focused in the opening round of the 2020 District 9C girls tournament.

And the undefeated Longhorns did that and then some Thursday morning in a 61-9 throttling of the Big Sandy Pioneers. The win pushed the defending 9C champions to 19-0 on the season, and into tonight's semifinals against upstart Hays-Lodge Pole.

And, while the Longhorns knew they'd be too much for the overmatched Pioneers, Pimperton said her team hasn't had any trouble focusing on the task at...

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