Storm Warning: Tornadoes back in the 9C semis

Turner fights off a strong effort from CJI, faces North Star tonight


February 21, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Turner's Laci Maloney, right, drives the ball during a District 9C girls game against Chester-Joplin-Inverness Thursday in the Havre High gymnasium. The Tornadoes advanced to the semifinals for the second straight year.

No longer underdogs at the District 9C girls tournament, the Turner Tornadoes instead had to fend off an underdog in the opening round of the 2020 9C tournament.

That underdog was a very good Chester-Joplin-Inverness squad, which gave the third-seeded Tornadoes all they could handle Thursday afternoon inside the Havre High gymnasium.

And yet, at the end of the day, Turner had the experience and tenacity to overcome a strong effort from the Hawks, in a 45-39 win - a win that pushed the Tornadoes (13-6) into the 9C semifinals again, as well as one step closer to a third straight trip to Gre...

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