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High School Challenge Games, 2/24

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Eight teams fighting for the final four spots to Divisionals. Sometimes big games do happen on Monday's outside of football season.

The CJI boys and Dutton/Brady girls will be moving on to the Northern C Divisional Tournament in Great Falls this weekend after winning their respective challenge games on Monday night. The Hawks topped top seed Power 54-46, avenging two regular season losses at the hands of the Pirates. CJI will face the Belt boys in the first round of Divisionals on Wednesday. As for Power, their season comes to an end. After losing just once during league play, the Pirates wrapped up Districts with a 1-2 record, losing in the title game to Simms on Saturday night in Conrad. Simms will play Highwood on Thursday.

As for the CJI girls, their season had a similar ending to the Power boys. The Hawks were undefeated during league play, but lost in the title game on Saturday to Simms/Augusta, then came up short against Dutton/Brady on Monday, 42-39. The Diamondbacks will play the Belt girls in the first round of Divisionals on Thursday in Great Falls. Simms/Augusta is the top seed from the District and will face Fort Benton on Thursday as well.

In 5B, both the Townsend boys and girls played in challenge games, and like CJI, went 1-1 on the evening. The Townsend boys fell to Whitehall, 49-45, ending their season at 12-9, 8-5 in league play. As for the girls, the Bulldogs beat Jefferson 54-49 to advance to the Southern B Divisional, which will be played in Billings starting March 6th.

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