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Skylights family: Fighting for No. 22

Skylights present and past come together in support of Charna Ophus Seibert


Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern head women's basketball coach Chris Mouat came up with the idea of using pieces of the former Armory Gymnasium floor, pictured above, to help raise money for treatments for former Skylight great Charna Ophus Seibert. The pieces of the flooring were from the days when Seibert, who hailed from Big Sandy, and wore No. 22, played for the Skylights and helped them win an NAIA national championship.

Chris Mouat has been the head coach of the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team for 13 seasons, but his passion and pride for the Skylights run much deeper than those years.

Mouat, in his time at MSU-N, has always felt a deep sense of respect and pride for the Skylights' past and its storied history. So when one of the greatest Skylights to ever suit up for Northern, Hall of Famer Charna Ophus Seibert, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, Mouat decided not only to reach out to the former Big Sandy great but also to offer support and help any way he could.

That support...

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