Warriors finish season perfect in conference
ARLEE — The Warriors wrapped up a perfect conference season in their inaugural year in District 14-C with a 72-39 walkover-victory against the Noxon Red Devils Saturday.
In his final home game, Kody Morigeau led the Warriors with 21 points. Morigeau scored 17 points in the first meeting against the Red Devils.
“He’s been coming on strong on the inside the last couple of weeks. I just think he’s shooting the ball better, he’s getting better position and we’re looking for him. That’s the other thing. I don’t think earlier in the season we were getting him the ball,” Arlee coach Clyde Tucker said.
Jesse Pfau, the Warriors’ point guard, is another player that has been coming on strong late in the season. He finished with 14 points. John Sansavere added 11 points for the Warriors.
The Warriors jumped out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead and cruised to the 33-point victory.
“We didn’t have a real easy time. They’re a pretty young team and if you let them do what they want to do, they can be pretty tough. They shoot the ball pretty well, but it seems like we’ve been able to handle that,” Tucker said.
In the Warriors’ 60-35 victory in Alberton Thursday, it was Kyle Felsman and backup Trevor Rubel doing most of the damage to the Panthers. Felsman finished with 15 points, and Rubel came off the bench to score a dozen points.
The Warriors will enter the District 14-C Tournament in Ronan with a 17-1 record. Their only hiccup was a 50-48 loss to the Lynx in Lincoln. After a first round bye, the Warriors will play the winner of the Hot Springs-Two Eagle River game.
“Right now they’re two of the teams that are coming on the most. So we’re going to have to bring our “A” game,” Tucker said.
Last year, the Warriors defeated Drummond in the District 13-C Championship Game to advance to the Western C Divisional Tournament in Butte, where they were one game away from making the state tournament. Even with the Warriors entering the district with a 10-0 conference record and the clear favorites, Tucker said they aren’t overlooking anybody.
“We’re going to have to show up to begin with. Everybody’s slate is clean so we just have to be ready to play,” Tucker said.
Arlee 60, Alberton 35
Arlee 14 15 13 18–60
Alberton 10 5 7 13–35
ARLEE - Kyle Felsman 15, Jesse Pfau 3, Kasey Bridgewater 2, Junior Sansavere 3, Trae Burland 9, John Sansavere 8, Trevor Rubel 12, Kody Morigeau 8.
ALBERTON - Jake Thompson 6, Josh Webb 10, Brandon Lehl 9, Zach Brown 10.
Arlee 72, Noxon 39
Noxon 6 19 11 9–39
Arlee 17 14 21 20–72
NOXON - Chris Herbig 2, Banks Stocking 6, Eric Stevenson 5, Riley Detwiler 4, Tyrell Wilkinson 2, Jesse Linderman 2, Jordan Eichert 15, John Carter 1.
ARLEE - Kyle Felsman 2, Jesse Pfau 14, John Sansavere 11, Trevor Rubel 5, Kody Morigeau 21, Kasey Bridgewater 9, Trae Burland 4, Beau Couture 8.