Bigfork Boys, Girls Travel to Great Falls for State Tournaments

In a rematch of last year’s title game, the Vikings (21-2) open the Class B boys state tournament in Great Falls against Columbus (20-4) on Thursday

By Dillon Tabish

The Bigfork boys are back to defend their title while the girls are cruising to the state tournament also hoping to bring home hardware.

In a rematch of last year’s title game, the Vikings (21-2) open the Class B boys state tournament in Great Falls against Columbus (20-4) on Thursday. The teams tip off at 9 a.m.

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Bigfork defeated Columbus 71-62 last year to win its first basketball championship.

The Vikes placed second at the Western B Divisional on Feb. 28, falling to Missoula Loyola 67-55.

The Rams (19-3) open up the state tournament against Sweet Grass at 5 p.m., Thursday. Choteau plays St. Labre at 10:30 a.m. and Huntley Project takes on Rocky Boy or Malta, which played in a challenge game on Monday after the Beacon went to print.

In the girls bracket, Bigfork opens up against Colstrip at 8 p.m., Thursday in Great Falls. The Valkyries (19-4) won the Western B Divisional on Feb. 27.

Forsyth takes on Plains at noon, Thursday. Malta plays Columbus at 1:30 p.m. and Manhattan takes on Choteau at 6:30 p.m.

»»» Click here to view the bracket.

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