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Longhorns, Beeters at the top of a loaded field

While Fort Benton and Chinook are Northern C favorites, CJI will be a darkhorse


Last updated 2/23/2021 at 8:12am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Jase Thompson, right, shoots over the Chinook defense during last Saturday's District 9C boys championship game in Havre. Both the Longhorns and Sugarbeeters are now set to play in the Northern C, which starts this afternoon at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.

There's no rest for the three District 9C boys basketball teams that qualified for the Northern C Divisional Tournament this week in Great Falls. That's because, in order to play the tournament with all of the coronavirus safety protocols in place, it has to be stretched an extra day, meaning today marks the start of a five-day odyssey in Great Falls.

The tournament, which usually runs Wednesday through Saturday, will be much different this year, with fewer games per day, limited fans, and one-hour breaks in between games. But what won't be different will be how tough it is, and the 9C is...

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