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Stealing the Lion's Heart

Skylights knock off NAIA power Vanguard in the Armory Gymnasium


November 8, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Peyton Kehr goes in for a shot during Thursday night's NAIA game between the Skylights and 10th-ranked Vanguard University in the Armory Gymnasium. Northern beat the Lions 68-56.

Other than head coach Chris Mouat, and two Montana State University-Northern assistant coaches, there wasn't a single Skylight basketball player that was present for Northern's heartbreaking Sweet 16 loss to Vanguard University in the 2017 NAIA national tournament in Billings.

But that doesn't make the revenge Northern enacted Thursday night any less sweet.

In front of an excited crowd inside the Armory Gymnasium, the Skylights knocked off the No. 10 Lions 68-56. The win was the first victory MSU-N has had over a Top 10 non-conference opponent in over a decade, and there were countless ot...

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