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Chinook knocks defending 9C champion Fort Benton out of the winner's bracket on 9C day one


Last updated 2/17/2022 at 9:10am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Chinook's Oscar Pula, right, shoots over a Fort Benton defender during a District 9C boys game in the HHS gymnasium Wednesday afternoon. The Sugarbeeters easily advanced to tonight's semifinal.

In a rematch of last year's championship game, the Chinook Sugarbeeters and Fort Benton Longhorns met up at Havre High Gymnasium Wednesday for the District 9C boys basketball tournament. Last year, the Longhorns won their second straight district title but Wednesday Chinook got the better of them with a 63-33 victory.

"We came out the exact way we wanted to," first-year Chinook head coach Chad Jones said. "All year long, we've used our defensive intensity to generate our offensive momentum and so we did that today."

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