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Knights outlast the Longhorns in a slugfest


Last updated 2/17/2023 at 8:53am

Havre Daily News/Kason Clark

North Star's Rainee Watson dribbles the ball against Fort Benton at Havre High Gymnasium Thursday night. The Knights survived a thriller to win, 49-48, to advance to the District 9C championship game tonight.

In probably the most exciting game of the District 9C Girls Basketball Tournament so far, the North Star Knights and Fort Benton Longhorns went back and forth at Havre High Gymnasium. With a spot in the 9C championship game on the line, neither team wanted to lose.

Trailing 47-46 late in the game, Emerson Giese took the ball to the basket and scored to give Fort Benton a 48-47 lead with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game. But Laynie Sattoriva answered with a layup of her own to give North Star a 49-48 lead with about two seconds left on the clock. Giese's last second shot at the b...

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