Pioneers get going in second half to defeat Sugarbeeters


Last updated 2/17/2023 at 8:45am

Havre Daily News/Kason Clark

Big Sandy's Isaac Pedraza dribbles the ball against Chinook at Havre High Gymnasium Thursday night. The Big Sandy Pioneers got going after a slow start to win 65-52.

The first day of the 2023 District 9C Boys Basketball Tournament at Havre High Gymnasium wrapped up with a meeting between No. 2 seed Big Sandy and No. 7 seed Chinook. It was a tight game at first as the Sugarbeeters played well and even had a lead in the third quarter. The Pioneers did get going in the second half to win, 65-52, to avoid the upset, but Big Sandy head coach Rhett Simanton wished his team had played better to open the tournament.

"They brought it to us tonight and I don't think we were ready at all for that," Simanton said. "I think we have more to give and it just wasn't...

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