Hannah Sparks had 16 points to lead four Oredigger scorers in double digits, and the Montana Tech women's basketball team rolled to a 71-59 road win over MSU-Northern in Havre on Saturday night.

The Orediggers (13-7, 3-5 Frontier), coming off a 90-62 road upset of No. 14 Providence on Friday, got their second-straight win by shooting 47 percent from the floor and 41 percent on 3-pointers.

Kourtney Coverdell and Mesa Williams hit three treys apiece for Tech, which got 21 points from its bench. Coverdell finished with 11 points, as did her sister Kaylynn, while Shay Potter added 12.

Brandy Lambourne had 15 points for the Skylights (9-10, 1-7), who also had four scorers in double digits. But the hosts got just one point from their reserves.

Shiloh McCormick's jumper pulled Northern within 49-45 early in the fourth quarter, but Hailey Crawford quickly answered with a 3-pointer for Tech.

The hosts got no closer the rest of the way.

Tech will look to push its winning streak to three when it hosts rival and 10th-ranked Carroll College on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Carroll won the first of the teams' three meetings this season, 63-55, in Butte on Jan. 11.


Northern 75, Tech 55

Charles Porter had 16 points, Gabe Porter added 14 points and four 3-pointers, and MSU-Northern ran past Montana Tech in Havre.

Chris O'Neill had 14 points to lead the Orediggers (9-10, 1-7 Frontier), but was the only Tech scorer to hit double digits. The Diggers shot just 31 percent from the field and 4 of 16 from deep.

The free-flowing Lights (14-6, 3-4), who lead the NAIA in assists and 3-pointers made, were 9 of 24 from deep and had 13 assists on Saturday.

The Lights had lost three straight after a six-game winning streak, but were still just outside of the most recent Top 25 poll.


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