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Pony girls take third, will defend state crown

Havre rebounds from its heartbreaking loss to Central with two Saturday wins at the Eastern A Divisional


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Havre High's Kadia Miller shoots during an Eastern A girls divsional tournament game this weekend in Billings. Havre finished third in the tournament, advancing to the Class A state tournament for yet another year. The Ponies fell in overtime to Billings Central Friday night, but bounced back to beat Glendive and Livingston Saturday to earn the third-place trophy.

After the win over the Park Rangers in the quarterfinals on Thursday of the Eastern A Divisionals, the Havre High girls basketball team did not have plans to meet the Rangers again in the tournament.

Yet, after a tough 64-60 overtime loss to the Billings Central Rams Friday in the semifinals, the Blue Ponies would meet the Rangers Saturday in the consolation game, beating Park 46-32, to claim third place in the tournament, as well as punching a ticket back to Billings for the state tourney in two weeks.

Against the Rangers, the Ponies started off with a close battle within the first half...

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