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2020 Girls’ District 12-C basketball champions

The Falcons transformed into a championship team in a single season. Twin Bridges is the champion of 2020 Girls’ District 12-C Basketball. The young team, with two eighth graders putting in some important minutes on the court, defeated the Granite Prospectors, 43-28, in Butte Feb. 22.

Twin Bridges sophomore Lexie Stockett and Twin Bridg-es eighth-grader Emma Konen scored two-pointers in the final seconds of the first quarter. The Falcons held Granite to three points. Twin Bridges started the second quarter with 13 points.Twin Bridges kept near a 10-point lead throughout the second quarter. The Falcons scrambled under the net with less than a minute left, putting Granite at the end line with the ball. But Twin Bridges senior Ashleigh Guinnane stole the ball and was fouled at the net. Kara Dale scored a two-pointer for the Falcons in the final two seconds of the half. Twin Bridges, 24, Granite, 12.

The point gap swelled, and Twin Bridges consistently put points up into the third quarter. Granite had their shots but could not find the net. A series of fouls kept Granite inching closer toward Twin Bridges in the fourth quarter. Free throws also kept Twin Bridges ahead. Guinnane was a strong player in Twin Bridges’ offense and defense. The Twin Bridges’ eighth graders, Ayla Janzen and Konen, were smaller than most of the Granite girls but held their own on the court. They were essential to Twin Bridges’ success. Granite grew anxious as the minutes ticked away. Two Prospectors fouled out. All of the remaining points were made at the free throw line. Twin Bridges clinched the win.

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