Thunderbirds Soar Past Chester/J-I 50-41, Slip by Box Elder 46-43, 4th at District 9C Tournament
February 22, 2023
The Hays/Lodge Pole Thunderbirds entered the District 9C Tournament as the No. 7 Seed with a 2-12 conference mark and an overall record of 6-12. A casual observer may have expected the Thunderbirds to do what seven seeds are expected to do. Show up, play a couple of games and go home.
Those who have watched this group play this season, in person or on NFHS, have seen a team more than capable of holding their own against anyone on the court. Despite having just a couple conference wins they have played well for long stretches at a time against quality opponents but maintaining that level of...