SOARING: T-Birds down Hawks

HLP girls are back in the District 9C semifinals


Last updated 2/18/2022 at 7:58am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Hays-Lodge Pole's Nashone Shambo shoots during Thursday's first round of the District 9C girls tournament at the Havre High gymnasium. The Thunderbirds took down Chester-Joplin-Inverness to move into tonight's semifinals.

With the District 9C girls basketball tournament feeling wide open this year, many teams hope to take advantage in order to make a run to the Northern C Divisionals. One of those teams is the Hays-Lodge Pole Thunderbirds who started the tournament Thursday at Havre High Gymnasium with a 50-34 win over Chester-Joplin-Inverness.

The Hawks played the Thunderbirds close early on, but HLP was able to pull away in the second half.

"Pretty much the way I thought it was going to go," HLP head coach Corey Morgan said. "The girls pulled through and their defense wore them down."

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