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9C teams come up short in Great Falls

Fort Benton beats HLP for third at Northern C, but misses out on state tourney berth

 

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Aspen Giese, middle, shoots between the Hays-Lodge Pole defense during the Northern C girls consolation game Saturday night in Great Falls. The Longhorns beat the Thunderbirds to finish third but didn't reach the state tournament since Roy-Winifred beat Belt in Saturday night's championship game.

GREAT FALLS - The Fort Benton Longhorns and Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds had similar paths to the Northern C girls consolation game Saturday night in Great Falls. But, once there, the only thing familiar to either team was the way the Longhorns dominated.

After falling to Belt in Friday night's Northern C semifinals, which was their first loss of the season, the Longhorns were going to have to win twice Saturday, and get some help from the Huskies in order to achieve their goal of reaching the Class C state tournament.

And Fort Benton did its part, by winning back-to-back games against th...



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