Remembering the Miracle Team: Fort Yates Warriors, 1973 North Dakota Class A State Basketball Champions

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.

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