It's been quite some time since the Montana State University-Northern men's basketball team lost in the Armory Gymnasium. February of 2011 to be exact. But it happened on Saturday night as the Warner-Pacific Knights knocked off the No. 21 Lights 73-55. The Knights, who ranked No. 15 in NAIA Division II, not only end
ed a length Northern home winning streak, but they handed the Lights their first loss of the young season.
The Lights overcame an early deficit to lead 28-25 at intermission. But runs of 11-2 and 10-2 in the second half propelled the Knights to a second-half lead the Lights couldn't overcome. Northern shot an abismal 6-for-31 from the 3-point-line, while the Knights made 9-of-13 bombs, including five in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Devin Jackson led MSU-N in scoring with 13 points, while Nilson Santana had a double-double, with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Alfie Miller added 11 in the loss.
MSU-N dropped to 6-1 on the season and will travel to Las Vegas for a pair of games against the GSAC Conference this weekend.
For complete coverage, see Monday's Havre Daily News.