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Sugarbeeters defeat Pioneers to start tournament


Last updated 2/18/2022 at 7:56am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Chinook's Allison Powell goes for a score against Big Sandy at Havre High Gymnasium Thursday. The Sugarbeeters won, 55-49, to start the District 9C girls basketball tournament.

The District 9C girls basketball tournament at Havre High Gymnasium has several teams that can make a deep run. One of those teams is no. 3 seed Chinook, who started the tournament on Wednesday night with a 50-34 win over no. 6 seed Chester-Joplin-Inverness. The Sugarbeeters went into the tournament with a young team, so Chinook head coach Mike Jones thought their performance was a good start to the postseason.

"It was good for them to get some learning experience," Jones said. "Big Sandy's a scrappy team and they're always going to bring it. It was good to get that first win under the bel...

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