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By Jack H. Smith
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Three Forks opens divisional tournament against Roundup

 

Melissa Jenkins

The Three Forks defense has come up big this season.

After finishing second at last month's 5B District Tournament in Belgrade, the Three Forks High School girls basketball team is moving on in their quest for a bid at the state tournament. The Wolves (11-10) will open this week's Southern B Divisional Tournament Thursday against Roundup. The matchup with the Panthers, the second seed from the 2B District is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the MetraPark Arena in Billings.

Looking back at the 5B Tournament where Three Forks fell in the championship game 46-35 to undefeated Big Timber, Head Coach Mike Sauvageau was pleased with the performance and intensity of his team.

Melissa Jenkins

Senior Brenna Bloch has shined on both ends of the court.

He said they fell behind eight in the first half but had a solid third quarter and were able to take the lead in the fourth. He added his team was not able to score in the last five minutes and you just cannot do that in that setting and a team like Big Timber.

"We are happy to be moving on," he said.

The Wolves opponent Roundup fell in the 2B Championship 36-33 to Columbus, and Sauvageau said they have two players that do a lot of their scoring and they play a style very similar to Three Forks.

Sauvageau said over the course of the season the Wolves have had a lot of different players step up and also lauded the effort and play each game from seniors Kendall Lynn and Breanna Bloch.

He said even when Bloch is not scoring, she always rebounds and plays good defense for the team. He said Lynn is the main ball handler for Three Forks and even the nights she does not score a lot the effort and intensity are there.

 

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