By Tristan 

Breaking Sports: Lights, Skylights down Eagles in season-openers


Northern's Kylee Denham (middle) looks for room during Saturday's Skylight win in Havre.

The season-opening basketball games couldn't have gone much better for either the MSU-Northern Skylights or Lights. Both teams opened the 2011-12 season with resounding wins over King's University of Edmonton, Alberta Saturday afternoon in Havre.

The Skylights used a dominant second half and

MSU-Northern freshman Baird Henning (right) drives past a King's University defender during the Lights' season-opening win Saturday afternoon at the MSU-Northern Fieldhouse.

10 made 3-pointers to cruise by the Eagles 73-36. Junior Nikki Tresch scored 19 points, while Big Sandy star Laci Keller made her long-awaited return from injury, scoring 12 points and grabbing four rebounds. Redshirt freshman Taylor Cummings added 10 points off the bench for Northern.

The Lights also made short work of the Eagles on Saturday. Northern outscored King's 56-10 in the first half en route to a 91-28 romp. Shaun Tatarka made seven of Northern's 14 three's and scored a game-high 23 points. LaVon Myers added 12 points and Devin Jackson chipped in with 10.

Both Northern squads head to Canada next weekend. The Skylights play three games in Calgary, Alberta, while the Lights travel to Regina, Saskatchewan for a pair of games.

For full coverage, see Monday's Havre Daily News.


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