Forty years ago, the Fort Yates Warriors basketball team achieved one of the most exciting final game victories in North Dakota high school playoff basketball history. Their brilliant come-back in regulation and persistence in three overtimes propelled them to the state class A championship in 1973. Their three-OT victory over the Minot Magicians, the top-ranked team in the state, is legendary in state basketball history.
The ’73 Warriors were honored March 16 during the boy’s state A basketball finals at the Bismarck Civic Center. Read about that here.
To watch a four-minute video on the 1973 Warriors and their miracle run to the state title, which is a preview of a forthcoming documentary produced by United Tribes Technical College and Makoché Studios, click here.