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2018-19 MSU-N Basketball Preview: Brand-new Skylights hit the court

MSU-N women lack some experience, but not talent, athleticism or energy


October 18, 2018

Colin Thompson

Tiara Gilham and the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team are about to embark on a new season. And while the Skylights only return a handful of experienced players, and are youthful across the board, they certainly don't lack for talent and athleticism. Northern opens its season Friday night against Mount Royal in Great Falls. MSU-N's first home game will be Nov. 11 against Minot State.

The Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball team enjoyed quite the ride the past few years. From multiple trips to the NAIA national tournament, appearances in the Frontier Conference championship game and countless NAIA All-Americans and Frontier Conference honors, the Skylights have cemented themselves as a premier team in women’s basketball.

But, that ride came to a grinding halt a year ago, as devastating injuries set Northern back on its way it to a 3-15 record in Frontier Conference play, as well as just 11 wins overall. From start to finish, injuries decimated the S...

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