Skylights win on day one in Phoenix


December 19, 2019

Desmond Woodbury

Montana State University-Northern's Hailey Nicholson shoots during Wednesday's game against Northern New Mexico at the Phoenix Frontier Challenge. The Skylights won 50-40, and continue their three-game stint in Arizona today against Bethel University.

Montana State University-Northern head women's basketball coach Chris Mouat knew that his Skylights were going to have a long three days in Arizona given the tough competition at the Phoenix Frontier Challenge.

And on day one, the No. 11 Skylights had a fight on their hands in a 50-40 win over Northern New Mexico. The Skylights, who moved up three spots in the new NAIA Coaches Poll this week improved to 10-0 ahead of today's game with Bethel University.

Northern's NAIA leading defense did a number on Northern New Mexico, allowing them to shoot just 25 percent from the field and 20 percen...

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