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Three Forks opens District Tournament with Townsend

The Three Forks High School Girls' Basketball team will open postseason play Thursday with a 5B District matchup against Townsend.

The fourth-seeded Wolves will take on the fifth-seeded Bulldogs in a game scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Belgrade Events Center.

The two teams split games this season, with Three Forks winning 54-49 at home on January 27 and losing 48-40 on February 4 in Townsend.

"I know they will be coming for us again and try to make us run. They play really physical and we are going to have to handle their pressure. We just need to play our basketball that we have worked on all year and trust each other and ourselves, no second guessing ourselves," Head Coach Lacy Noble said.

The winner will advance to the semifinals and a Friday matchup at 3 p.m. against top-seeded Big Timber.

"This group has been coachable all year, they've had to learn new things, adjust to a whole new coaching staff, and they've had fun doing it. It's a great group of girls I feel blessed to work with," Noble said.

In action last week. Three Forks completed the season sweep over East Helena with a 43-36 home victory on Friday.

Maddie Tesoro led the team in scoring with 11, and Tanaya Hauser finished with nine. Brielle Davis and Devynn Judd each and six, Eva Parker and Bri Warren finished with four, and Bella Jones added three points.

The Wolves fell 48-24 in their regular season finale on Saturday in Columbus.

Hauser led the team in scoring with five, Judd had four, and Parker added three. Davis, Warren, and Tycie Davis each had two points.

"Two wins against East Helena was great for the girls! I love that we got that win in our last home game. The girls came out focused and shooting well, that's something we've been working on. But then we turned around and came out flat against Columbus. We weren't moving through our offense. Our defense was tough, and that helped us stay in the game into the fourth quarter, but not putting points on the board eventually caught up to us," Noble said.

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