By Tiffany L. Rehbein
Hot perimeter shooting and aggressive full-court defense have kept the MSU-Northern Lights basketball team unmarred in the preseason.
The Lights (4-0) took two games from the University of Regina last weekend.
Keith Carothers led seven players in double figures with a team-high 26 points en route to the Lights 117-81 victory over Regina Friday.
Carothers shot 10-of-15 from the field and 4-of-7 from the 3-point line to lead the Lights to victory.
Chad Meyer and Powell Becker each notched 15 points, Mel Stubblefield added 13, Dustin Endsley and JC Linderman chipped in 12, and Russell Keller had 11 in the contest.
Becker also went 7-for-11 from the free throw line to lead the Lights.
Regina, who matched up offensively with the Lights, shot just 3-of-15 from beyond the arc. They were led by Geoff Glasspell who had a game-high 27 points in the matchup.
Saturday, the Lights extended their winning streak to four, with a 129-61 win.
Endsley hit seven 3-pointers and Bruce Stacy nailed five to lead the Lights. Endsley tallied 24 points, Stubblefield had 23, and Stacy notched 21 in the contest.
Also in double figures, Michael Claxton had 13, Linderman added 10 and Carothers chipped in 15 in the effort.
The Lights tallied 74 first-half points Saturday. The Lights depth might prove beneficial this season, as it tallied 54 points for the team Saturday.
Northern will meet the Sons of Blue Angels at the MSU-N gym Tuesday at 7 p.m.