Pioneers' Cinderella run leads to March matchup


March 4, 2020

Big Sandy beat the odds. And then did it again. And again.

The last entry from District 9C to the Northern C Divisional boys basketball tournament won three thrilling games there to force an unlikely championship game.

Though the magic did not carry the Pioneers to lift a trophy Saturday, it did allow them a second chance at a state tournament berth Monday in a challenge game against the District 8C champion Belt Huskies.

Big Sandy (16-10) needed rallies from double-digit deficits in the Feb. 26 opener at Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls against Centerville and again in Thursday's quarterfina...

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