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Havre bests Kats

| March 5, 2021 6:10 AM

The streak is over.

The Columbia Falls girls basketball team lost to the Havre Lady Blue Ponies in the semifinals of the state A basketball tournament Thursday, 59-28, in Great Falls.

Havre led 34-21 at the break and the Kats needed a big third quarter to get back into the game, but they could only muster three points.

Havre had 18 points from beyond the three-point arc. Columbia Falls had three. The Kats shot just one for 10 beyond the arc and just 36% from the free throw line. LaKia Hill led the team with 13 points.

The Kats were 20-0 heading into the game. They beat Glendive, 37-21 in the opening round of the tournament to advance to the semis.

They now face Whitefish in the consolation bracket today at 1 p.m.