State hopes Belt-ed, Pioneers finish 3rd in divisional

GREAT FALLS — All good things must come to an end.

And make no mistake. Big Sandy had a good run in postseason boys basketball.

Great even. Yet it ended March 3 in Great Falls against the Belt Huskies, who by virtue of a 58-39 win in the Northern C divisional tournament’s final game, snagged the last ticket to state in Missoula.

The Pioneers finished the season with a 16-11 record and hoisted hardware for their third-place finish.

“There are only 12 teams taking home a trophy out of the (81) teams in the (Class) C … and we’re one of them,” Big Sandy head coach Thomas Dilworth said. “I’m proud...

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