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HLP soars, Fort Benton rolls

Thunderbirds make more history, join still perfect Longhorns in the Northern C semis, while Turner falls short

 

February 28, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Hays-Lodge Pole's Ella Messerly, right, splits the Augusta defense during their Northern C girls game Thursday night in Great Falls. The Thunderbirds won for the second straight night.

GREAT FALLS - Winning the last three District 9C championships has been great and all, but the Fort Benton Longhorns have always wanted more.

And in each of the last two seasons, they've come up short in that mission at divisionals..

But on Thursday afternoon, in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Northern C girls tournament at the Four Seasons Arena, the Longhorns wasted little time in making a bold statement.

Behind the explosive play of senior twins McKenzie and Megan Clark and a suffocating defense, the Longhorns clobbered the Simms Tigers, the No. 2 seed from the District 10C, 64-18. Th...



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