Phillips County News - One Nation, Under God

By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

85' Mustangs relive championship


April 15, 2020

The Malta Mustangs pose for a photo prior to heading to the 1985 State B Boys Basketball Tournament in Great Falls. Pictured at the top from left to right: Assistant Coach Bob Hislop, Morris Denham, Brian Henderson, Stacy Nicholson, Mike McNamara, Dan Shores, Ross Anderson, Mike Woodman, and Head Coach Mike Woodman. Bottom row: Brad Williams, Ted Veseth, Brant Young, and Clark Darrah. Not pictured: are Ty Fried and Ron Martinez. PCN Photo. 1985.

Since the 1971 State B Championship, the Malta Mustangs have won eight titles in eight attempts.

A few weeks ago, the Phillips County News caught up with former Malta Mustang basketball head coach Mike Woodman, who coached Malta to the 1985 State B Championship. This week, the PCN reached out to Mike McNamara (who was a senior), Brian Henderson (who was a junior), and Brant Young (who was a senior); a trio of players that were on the team that won the State B title that year in the infamous triple-overtime win over the Browning Indians.

That year, both McNamara and Henderson were named to t...

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