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Northern ends the Frontier regular season on a high note in Butte

Skylights thump Orediggers; Lights earn a postseason home game


February 26, 2018

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Montana State University-Northern's Gabe Porter, middle, plays defense during the Lights' win over Montana Tech Friday night in Butte. The victory over the Orediggers secured fourth place in the final Frontier Conference standings for the Lights, who will host Rocky Mountain College in a Frontier quarterfinals Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the Armory Gymnasium.

In three final homes games, the Montana State University-Northern Skylights were so close. Yet, in all three games, against three of the top four teams in the Frontier Conference, the Skylights couldn’t find victory.

But, in all three losses, the Skylights knew they played well enough to win, and, in the final game of the regular season, they took all that frustration out on the Montana Tech Orediggers.

Friday night in Butte, Northern closed out Frontier play with a dazzling 75-54 win over the Orediggers, and now, the Skylights (11-18) can go into the postseason with some much-needed m...

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