North Star stuns Fort Benton in OT to win first-ever 9C girls title


Last updated 2/22/2021 at 8:16am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

North Star's Jade Wendland, right, passes around the Fort Benton defense during Saturday's District 9C girls championship game at the Havre High gymnasium. The Knights shocked top seed Fort Benton in overtime to win the program's first 9C championship.

Heading into the championship game of the District 9C Girls Basketball Tournament, North Star easily looked like the underdog. They faced No. 1 seed Fort Benton, who was the three-time defending champion and had gone undefeated in conference play during the regular season.

So, if the Knights wanted to win their first 9C Tournament title, they would have to earn it. And earn it they did as North Star needed overtime to knock off Fort Benton, 61-58, to win the 9C championship Saturday at the Havre High gymnasium.

Fort Benton's Emerson Giese tied the game at 53-53 in regulation after she...

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