Seven Down, 11 Regular Season Games To Go For Spartan Teams
It would seem, at this point in the 2023-24 Montana High School Association (MHSA) boys’ basketball season, the Scobey boys are back! Some might ask back from what? Well, there was a time when the Spartans qualified for five consecutive Class C State Tournaments, starting in the 2016-17 season and ending in the 2020-21 season, capturing state championships in 2020 and 2021, the former being shared with the Fairview Warriors. Cochamps the MHSA called it throughout all four classifications when a bug bit basketball.
In 2021-22 the Spartans finished with a 17-6 record, the Lustre Christian Lions putting a halt to Scobey’s advancement in the East C Divisional Tournament in Sidney with a 43-37 win in a loser-out contest.
Last season the boys in blue and gold finished with a 12-12 overall mark, the Plentywood Wildcats emerging the winner over the Spartans in the consolation game at the divisional tourney.
As of Friday, December 22, 2023, following a 67-30 win over Wolf Point in the Wolves’ Den Gym, the locals are sporting a 7-0 record and look like a contender.
Nobody has even come close to taking down this version of the Spartans: 55-35 and 71-27 over the Harlowton-Ryegate-Judith Gap Engineers and Garfield County (Jordan) Mustangs, respectively, at the Coach Connors Classic in Miles City, their two opponents having been mentioned as the top two teams in the South Division; 60-38 and 53-34 over the Froid-Lake Redhawks and Powder River County (Broadus) Hawks, respectively, at the Scobey Tournament; 78-19 on the road at the Dodson Coyotes in the initial District 3C matchup of the season; 6228 at home over the Circle Wildcats; the 37-point win in the Den.
Beyond the perfect record, the key statistic of this Scobey boys’ t...