BELGRADE — Twin Bridges went into Belgrade on Monday night and defeated Gardiner 49-41 in a Western C boys basketball challenge game.
The Falcons had lost only one game all year. That was last weekend in the semifinal round of the Western C divisional tournament to Manhattan Christian.
Twin Bridges had to win the rest of its games in the consolation bracket at the tournament in Frenchtown and hope that Manhattan Christian didn't lose. If MHCS had lost in the championship game to Gardiner, the Falcons wouldn't have had the opportunity to play the Bruins for a chance to go to the state tournament.
Head coach Josh Keller was proud of his team.
"I think it means everything for this team. I mean, we've worked so hard," said Keller. "I know these kids want to be (at state) more than anything. What a great opportunity and a great experience. It's just so hard to get (to state) in Class C, and I'm so proud of these guys."
"This is huge to the community," said senior point guard Bryce Nye. "We ain't done (this year) is what I'm saying."
Twin Bridges moves on to the state tournament next week in Missoula.