Mission Valley hoops players receive postseason honors

by John Heglie
| March 26, 2020 9:47 AM

Seven Mission Valley area boys basketball players were recognized for their proficiency on the hardwood this past winter.

Polson Pirates (13-11)

The Pirates placed a pair among the postseason honors list.

Earning all-state status was sophomore guard Colton Graham, who led the team in scoring, reeling in rebounds as well as dishing out assists. Graham surpassed the half millennial (500) mark for varsity career scoring, hovers around half that amount for career rebounding as well as already holds century club credentials for career assists. This was the second all-conference nod for Graham, a second-team pick last season.

Receiving honorable mention was versatile Montana Tech football bound senior guard/forward Bo Kelley, who exemplified for others that hope may yet lie over the horizon when in comes to rehabbing from injury.

Ronan Chiefs (8-13)

The Chiefs placed junior Zarec Couture on the postseason honors list with second-team honors. Couture turned in nine double-digit scoring outings this past season while acquiring century club credentials for season rebounding as well.

Arlee Warriors (10-16)

Integral to the Warriors making their first trip to the state tournament in class B was first-team recipient Cody Tanner, who surpassed the half millennial (500) mark for scoring his senior season. Tanner scored a varsity career-high 39 in the play-in game against Florence that helped spark a resurgence of Arleeā€™s penchant for postseason play.

Tanner culminated his varsity career with 794 points. This was the second all-conference nod for Tanner, an honorable mention last season.

Mission Bulldogs


The Bulldogs acquired a pair of honorees among the postseason accolades list. Recognized all-state was Jedi Christy, who crested the triple century (300) point plateau for scoring for the second sequential season.

Christy culminates his career having surpassed 800 career points while also accruing century club credentials for career rebounding, assists as well as steals. This was the second all-conference first-team nod for Christy.

Conferred with second-team all-conference honors was frosh phenom Zoran LaFrombois, who turned in 13 double digit scoring outings this past season that included a trio among the 20s with a career high 27.

Charlo Vikings


The Vikings placed junior Nate Clark as part of the second-team on the all-conference honors list. Clark acquired dual century club credentials on the season for both scoring as well as rebounding.