By Heidi Boyum
LIGHTS A due baby and conflicting work schedules were a couple of reasons given for the absences of six of the original nine Sons of the Blue Angels slated to play an exhibition game against the Lights.
Left with just three players, former Bobcats Jeff Riggs and Scott Hatler along with former Hawaii Hilo player Tony Thomas, picked up ex-Cat Jaime Jordhal and three current Lights players Landen Grant, Ed Running Rabbit and Kent Douglas.
"It was a little bit of a let down that Nate (Holmstadt) and Adam (Leachman) didn't show up," Lights coach Brian Harrell said. "It would have been a better game if they had."
The Lights out-scored the Angels 58-34 in a first half that pitted point guards, and former Bobcat teammates, Riggs and Jermaine Walton against one another in a friendly rivalry.
Light's E. J. Little had two dunks in the first half, and 5-foot-11 Walton got up for one in the second. Jared Moultrie connected with Uros Mirkovic for an ally-oop late in the contest. The Lights won 108-76.
Lights Faheem Nelson 16, K. C. Moultrie 16, Spencer Lazosky 12, Uros Mirkovic 12, E. J. Little 11, Josh Hays 11, Jermaine Walton 10, Jared Moultrie 10, Jeff Graham 8, Charlie Ereaux 2.
Assists Walton 9, Graham 6.
Three point shots Graham 2, Mirkovic 1, K. C. Moultrie 1, Jared Moultrie 1, Little 1, Hays 1.
Rebounds Nelson 8, Little 7, Lazosky 7, Jared Moultrie 7.
Blue Angels Jeff Riggs 23, Jaime Jordhal 18, Scott Hatler 12, Tony Thomas 8, Ed Running Rabbit 8, Kent Douglas 7.
Three point shots Jordhal 4, Hatler 2, Riggs 1.
SKYLIGHTS Center Paula Owens dominated the paint this weekend against Lethbridge defenders who sent her to the line 13 times.
Owens connected with 11 of 13 free throws Friday night and finished with 19 points and six rebounds.
The Lethbridge Lady Pronghorns led the entire first half by as many as eight points but a three-point shot from Skylight Tamecia Watkins with a minute left cut the Pronghorns lead to five.
Coming out in the second half, a turn around jumper from Skylight Angee Thomas and lay-in off the steal from Jenny Balgua put the Skylights within one.
A free throw from Pronghorn Anita deMenezes and another layin from Balgua tied the game up at 42. Miranda Weiser and Owens put back offensive rebounds to tie things up at 44 and 46, respectively.
With eleven minutes left, a three by Megan Woolf and free throw from Owens put MSU-N in the lead.
The Skylights secured their lead off a left-side baseline drive by Weiser, long-court pass from Owens to Amanda Walter for the easy two, and three from Balgua.
Friday Owens 19, Weiser 13, Watkins 13, Balgua 13, Woolf 8.
Assists Weiser 3.
Three-point shots Woolf 2, Watkins 2, Weiser 1, Angee Thomas 1, Balgua 1.
Rebounds Owens 6, Balgua 6, Watkins 6.
Saturday Owens 16, Szudia Bragg 12, Watkins 12, Balgua 6.
Assists Balgua 3.
Three-point shots Watkins 3, Thomas 1, Weiser 1.
Rebounds Bragg 11, Owens 6, Thomas 6.