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Vanguard stops Skylight magic

Skylights drop a Sweet 16 thriller to powerful Lions


March 20, 2017

Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Molly Kreycik drives into the lane during Friday night's NAIA Sweet 16 game against Vanguard University in Billings. The Skylights saw their incredible season end with a close, 71-65 loss to the Lions.

BILLINGS — The Montana State University-Northern Skylights had their sights set on a second trip to the Elite 8 in three years at the NAIA Women's Basketball Championship, but despite a hot start against Vanguard, in the end, it wasn't meant to be.

The No. 11 Skylights started the game on fire offensively, but cooled down from the field, especially in the second half in a 71-65 loss to No. 5 Vanguard (CA) in a second-round matchup at the NAIA national tournament Friday night in Billings at the Rimrock Auto Arena at the Metra.

"This group has done a great job," Northern head coach Chris...

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