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Long nights, high drama for Lights

Northern opens Frontier play with wild overtime split against Rocky, Carroll


December 4, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Charles Porter scoops a shot during Friday night's Frontier Conference overtime win over Rocky Mountain College. Porter had several clutch shots in what was a wild weekend for the Lights.

In a 24-hour span, the Montana State University-Northern Lights have probably never had two more dramatic Frontier Conference games than the two they played this weekend. And it was only the beginning.

Northern began league play Friday night with a thrilling 99-93 overtime victory over Rocky Mountain College in the Armory Gymnasium. However, 24 hours later, Northern was on the other end of the drama, as No. 12 Carroll College outlasted the Lights in a wild overtime game, 99-90.

The incredible split in the Armory left Northern at 1-1 in the Frontier, and, after two long and grueling games,...

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