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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Three Forks advances to District Final


February 19, 2020

The Three Forks High School girls basketball team used a dominant second half performance Friday night at the 5B District Tournament on their way to a 36-25 win over second-seeded Whitehall. The Wolves outscored the Trojans 23-12 in the final two quarters and will now move on to the championship game Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against undefeated and top-seeded Big Timber. With the win, Three Forks also qualified for the Southern B Divisional Tournament scheduled for next month in Billings.

Following the game, Head Coach Mike Sauvageau said things didn't start out well and Whitehall came out with a lot of intensity and they could not get a shot off.

"It wasn't looking good, but we were able to get into our offense, they settled down, Kendall (Lynn) hit some shots, and hit a couple of free throws," he said. "Our starters did a good job, everyone on the bench did great. We had eight girls score. That was definitely a team win," he said.

Kinzee Howey takes the ball up the court against Whitehall's Jada Clarkson. Voice photo by Melissa Jenkins

It was a back and forth affair in the first half with Whitehall racing out to a 9-2 lead late in the first quarter. Trailing 9-4, Three Forks would open the second quarter on a 7-0 run to take a 11-9 lead. Jada Clarkson would score the next four for the Trojans to put them up 13-11. Kendall Lynn would score the final points of the half with two free throws to send the game tied at 13 going into the break.

The Wolves came out of the gates strong in the second half scoring the first nine of the third quarter to take a 22-13 lead. Whitehall would cut the lead to 23-18 in the final seconds of the quarter, but Lynn was able to connect with time running out in the quarter to give Three Forks a 25-18 lead.

Lynn led a well-balanced Three Forks scoring attack with nine. Ashlyn Swenson had seven, Lily Jones finished with six, Keaton Lynn and Kinzee Howey each had four, Peyton Page added three, McKenzie Feddes had two and Breanna Bloch added one.


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