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MSU-N Basketball Preview: Skylights will continue to aim high

Even after heavy losses to graduation, the Northern women embark on a journey to stay on top


October 19, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Jacy Thompson has been to three straight NAIA national tournaments in three seasons at Montana State University-Northern. Thompson, now a senior, will help lead a new-look Skylight team this winter. Northern opens its season Saturday night at home against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

To say the last four seasons have been, for the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team, anything but glorious would be putting it mildly. The Skylights have enjoyed a run of success many college programs only dream about.

Northern, under longtime head coach Chris Mouat, has gone to and won games at the NAIA national tournament for the last four years, including last season when the Skylights played for the Frontier Conference championship, then went to Billings and reached the NAIA Sweet 16.

In that stretch, they've also had multiple NAIA All-Americans, and numerous Fro...

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