The boys basketball team got redemption last Friday in the 60-37 trouncing of the Big Sky Eagles to make it to the AA State Basketball Championship. The state tournament kicks off today at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls.
“It’s pretty exciting going to state because it’s what you work for all year,” Senior center Griffin Line said. “Now we have to hit the grindstone because this is where everything matters.”
The win last Friday was truly payback, as last year the Eagles won the playoff game, keeping the Spartans home.
Line said, “It was fun to get revenge.”
Senior forward Will Mytty said, “It’s great to get to play in that atmosphere, in front of that many people. It makes everything so much more real.”
The boys kick off the tournament at 9 a.m. against Billings Skyview. The Spartans lost to Skyview in regular season play 61-49, though without Line and senior guard Mitch Roberts due to injury.
“Skyview is quick and athletic, but so are we,” Mytty said. “They have one of the top offenses in the state, but not the best defense. We plan to exploit that.”