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Bears, top four girls seeds roll on opening night


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 8:54am

Colin Thompson

Box Elder's Angela Gopher, right, drives the ball during Tuesday night's District 9C girls tournament game in Box Elder. The Bears defeated the Hays-Lo0dge Pole Thunderbirds to advance to the semifinals. HLP will play a loser-out game tonight in Hays.

BOX ELDER - Box Elder took it to Hays Lodge-Pole early in their meeting on Tuesday night at The Den in Box Elder.

The Lady Bears put the clamps on the Thunderbirds' offense as they raced out to a 21-0 lead and cruised to a 92-52 win to open up the District 9C Girls Basketball Tournament.

"We came out tough. That's what we want to do, stick to our defense, make them turn the ball over," said Box Elder head coach Jerome Gopher.

On the offensive end, the Bears were led by Angela Gopher with her 37 points. She shot 7-for-12 from the field, with four of those field goals coming from the...

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