THURSDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL: COVID gets in the way of even the 9C tournament

Box Elder boys in limbo, HLP girls drop out


Last updated 2/18/2021 at 10:08pm

Colin Thompson

Jace Thompson scores for Fort Benton during Thursday's 9C semifinals.

The coronavirus pandemic already messed up the district tournament dreams of the Hays-Lodge Pole boys basketball team. And on Thursday, it just might have messed up even more 9C team's dreams as well.

First, the Box Elder boys' semifinal game against second-seeded Chinook Thursday night was canceled because the Bears were contact traced. As per safety protocols, the Bears had to forfeit the semifinal game against the Sugarbeeters, and now, the rest of their season is in doubt. Box Elder was hoping to be cleared this morning, and if so would go on to play North Star in a loser-out game toni...

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