By Rob Everingham
The MSU-Northern Lights will take their 4-6 record into Western Montana College and try to pull one out against the Bulldogs on Thursday night.
Northern is coming in after dropping a home game last Saturday to Carroll.
If Northern can beat Western on Thursday night and then Westminster on Saturday, they will move from sixth place in the league to fourth.
The Lights still lead the conference in overall scoring with 81.3 points per game. Northern is also tied for first in team field goal percentage, shooting 47 percent from the field.
Individually, Light Russell Keller leads the league in field goal percentage, shooting 60 percent.
Mel Stubblefield is second in the league in 3-point shooting and second in steals.
The Lights have been relying on a well-balanced attack all year offensively.
Northern is already guaranteed a spot in next weekend's Frontier Conference Tournament.
The Lights handily beat Western at home on Jan. 30. Northern came out of that game with a 91-82 win after leading 50-26 at the break. In that game the Lights had five players in double figures and Lights head coach Tim Walker will be looking for similar results as the two teams hook up Thursday night.