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Longhorns going to Missoula to win

Fort Benton boys primed for their first state tournament appearance since 1992


Last updated 3/10/2020 at 8:26am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Max Lane and the Fort Benton boys make their Class C state tournament debut when they take on Twin Bridges in the first round Wednesday afternoon in Missoula. Fort Benton hasn't been to state since 1992.

History will be made when the 2020 Class C state basketball tournament tips off Wednesday in Missoula. That's because it's the first-ever combined tournament for the Class C boys and girls.

Wednesday will also be a historic day in Missoula for the Fort Benton boys basketball team. That's because, after winning the Northern C crown two weeks ago, the undefeated Longhorns are making their first-ever trip to the Class C state tournament, and their first to any state tournament since 1992, when they were Class B.

"It should be exciting. I mean, it's obviously the top eight teams in the state...

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