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MSU-N Basketball Preview: Talented Skylights aim to shine this winter

A year older, and healthy again, the Northern women are ready to raise the bar on a new basketball season


October 16, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern junior Sydney Hovde looks to score during a Frontier Conference basketball game last year in the Armory Gymnasium. The Skylights return the bulk of their roster from last season and have added some exciting new talent, which will be on display Sunday when they open their season against Mount Royal at home. Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Armory Gymnasium.

Last winter, the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team endured a season of untimely injuries, and near misses. Those factors, coupled with an overall young roster, led to some tough times for the Skylights.

But, as a new season dawns, the Skylights certainly aren't young anymore, and, they're hoping that, a veteran, healthy team will ultimately be a recipe for success in 2019-2020.

"I really like this group," longtime Northern head coach Chris Mouat said. "They are a fun group to coach, and everything so far has been nothing but positive. We have five players back who...

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