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Lady Spartans Are 8-1, Receive Some Poll Love

Lady Spartans  Are 8-1, Receive  Some Poll Love Lady Spartans  Are 8-1, Receive  Some Poll Love

It’s the midway point of the 2020-21 girls’ basketball regular season and the Scobey Spartans have to be pleased they are trending in the right direction with a 7-game winning streak.

In fact, things seem to be going well enough the locals even earned some statewide recognition earlier this week by cracking the top 10 of the weekly poll for the first time this season, a list looking like this: top-ranked Fort Benton followed by North Country (Saco-Whitewater-Hinsdale), Melstone, Seeley-Swan, Charlo, Manhattan Christian, Belt, Roy-Winifred, Turner and at number 10 the Spartans.

Scobey (8-1, 403-242, 44.7-26.8), which played in Frazer Tuesday night, hosts MonDak Friday the 29th at 6 p.m., travels to Lustre Christian Tuesday, February 2, for a scheduled 6 p.m. tip-off and plays the Class B Scotties in Glasgow Thursday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m.

The Spartans opened last week’s action on Thursday night against an opponent that wasn’t even on their schedule until the day before the game was played. The original lineup was Frazer on Thursday, Fairview on Friday and Dodson on Saturday but by Wednesday it turned into Froid-Lake on Thursday, Fairview on Friday and Frazer on Saturday, all three in the Scobey High School large gymnasium.

Froid-Lake was a great pickup for the Spartans competition-wise but the big problem was Sydney Dethman, the Redhawks' 6-foot-2 senior center and recent signee to play college hoops with the Fresno State University Bulldogs of central California, was not in the lineup. Earlier in the week at practi...