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9C Boys: Bears roll past Chinook for a second straight 9C crown

 

February 21, 2014

Daniel Horton

The Box Elder Bears celebrate winning the District 9C championship Saturday night at the Havre High gymnasium.

The Box Elder Bears proved too hard to stop, even for a determined Chinook boys basketball team. Saturday night at the Havre High gymnasium, the top-ranked Bears broke open the 9C boys championship game in second half and went on to defeat the Sugarbeeters 82-58.

On their way to a repeat, the Bears led just 30-21 at halftime. But they picked up the scoring pace in the second half and ran away from the Beeters, who will move on to the Northern C with Box Elder. Chinook finished third at last year's 9C tourney and lost in overtime to Big Sandy in a challenge game.

In the championship tilt, Randall Gardipee poured in a game-high 25 points for the undefeated Bears, while Lane Seymour scored 18 for the Beeters. Earlier Saturday, Hays-Lodge Pole beat North Star to finish third.

For full coverage, see Monday's HDN.

 

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