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Fort Benton girls ready for a historic return to state

Longhorns making their first trip to state as a Class C program


Last updated 3/9/2021 at 8:57am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Aspen Giese and the Fort Benton girls begin play at the 2021 Class C state tournament Wednesday night in Billings. The Longhorns won the Northern C in dramatic fashion to reach their first Class C state tourney since they moved down from Class B. The state tournament is being played this week at the brand new Lockwood High School in Billings.

The Fort Benton girls basketball team has been on quite the ride this postseason. And that ride isn't over yet.

In the District 9C Tournament, they lost the championship game to North Star which snapped a three-year streak as tournament champions for the Longhorns. Fort Benton then went on a run in the Northern C Divisional to reach the championship game, where they came from behind to get revenge on North Star. Now, Fort Benton will close out its season this week at the State Class C Girls Basketball Tournament in Billings.

The Longhorns will open the tournament Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. a...

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