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Frontier Preview: Some of the NAIA's best women's teams reside in the Frontier

Frontier Conference Basketball Preview


December 31, 2018

Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Jessica Curl, right, battles Carroll College's Hannah Dean during a 2017-18 Frontier Conference game in Havre. Dean and the Fighting Saints are one of four Frontier teams ranked in the NAIA Top 25 as conference play begins for good this weekend.

In women’s basketball, the Frontier Conference has been as good as any league in the NAIA for a long time now. And, the last two years, it’s been on full display with the national tournament being held in Billings.

The only thing missing from the Frontier’s resume is a national championship, but with a league so deep in talent, that could change in the Metra in March. Entering conference play, the Frontier has four teams ranked inside the NAIA Top 25, and two more knocking on the door. No team finished non-conference play below .500 and that’s saying something considering the tough...

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