Arlee Warriors win State C on the heels of their viral suicide-prevention video
Mar 04, 2018 9:51 AM
By: MTN News
(BUTTE) When the champions were against the ropes, Arlee coach Zanen Pitts called on his warrior leaders.
Arlee took body blows from Manhattan Christian in the Class C boys basketball state championship in front of a capacity crowd of 6,000-plus fans at the Civic Center on Saturday. But Phillip Malatare and Will Mesteth helped lift the Warriors to a 66-58 win, capturing Arlee’s second consecutive Class C state title over Manhattan Christian.
“Zanen told us as seniors, when it came down to the last minute, he told us, ‘Seniors, this is your guys’ game, take over and just win the game.’ That’s what we did,” said Malatare, who scored 18 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, dished out five assists, and swiped four steals in another monster game for the star senior.