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Area girls teams will be a threat at the Northern C

Longhorns favored, but the Northern C girls tourney is loaded, including Turner and HLP

 

February 25, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Hays-Lodge Pole's Ella Messerly, left, tries to go by Fort Benton's McKenzie Clark during a 9C girls semifinal game last Friday in Havre. Both the Longhorns and Thunderbirds are joining 9C rival Turner at this week's Northern C tournament in Great Falls, where Fort Benton is the favorite, but will have to battle plenty of tough teams. Meanwhile, HLP is at the Northern C for the first time in 33 years.

The District 9C has always made its presence felt at the Northern C Divisional Tournament, and that will be the case again this week in Great Falls. However, there's also a changing of the guard so to speak.

Fort Benton and Turner return to the Northern C, each for the third straight year, but defending state champion Box Elder will not be back, instead, Hays-Lodge Pole is in. And, the three-time defending 9C champion Longhorns are now the favorite.

Still, like always, with the likes of Belt and Roy-Winifred, the Northern C will not be for the faint of heart, as it gets underway Wednesday...



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