GREAT FALLS - The Big Sandy Pioneers have now put Thursday's opening-round loss at the Northern C Divisional boys basketball tournament firmly behind them. After dispatching Box Elder Saturday morning, the Pioneers returned to the Four Seasons Arena and beat Dutton-Brady 49-44 in the consolation game Saturday night. The Diamondbacks were the team that handed the Pioneers thier opening-round loss Thursday. Now Big Sandy will challenge either Roy-Winifred or Highwood for a berth in the Class C state tournament. The challenge game will take place at 5 p.m. Monday at Great Falls Central.
In the consolation game, Big Sandy got 19 points from Trevor Lackner and nine by Zac Leader. The Pioneers will take a 15-8 record into Monday's challenge game.
For full coverage, see Monday's Havre Daily News.