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Hays-Lodge Pole girls beat Box Elder to reach a historic new 9C high


Last updated 2/21/2020 at 7:45am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Hays-Lodge Pole's Mulleah Stiffarm, right, shoots during Thursday's District 9C girls game between the Thunderbirds and Box Elder Bears in the Havre High gymnasium. HLP advanced to the semifinals with a thrilling win. For more on Hays-Lodge Pole, see Page B4.

Nothing lasts forever. That's the truth in life and sports, and in the first round of the District 9C girls basketball tournament, a dominant run came to an end at the hands of an exciting up-and-comer.

Thursday afternoon in the Havre High gymnasium, the Hays-Lodge Pole girls not only catapulted themselves to within one win of a Northern C berth, but they also ended Box Elder's run of 9C championship games with a 64-61 win in a 9C girls thriller.

"It feels really good," HLP's Mulleah Stiffarm said. "We played together, we worked as a team to achieve this today and we achieved it."

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