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MSU-N Basketball Preview: Veteran Skylights look to soar this season

Staying healthy will be key to Northern women having a big year


Last updated 11/27/2020 at 12:04pm

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's Tiara Gilham is one of a solid core of returning players for the Skylights and head coach Chris Mouat. After a delayed start to the 2020-21 NAIA season, the Skylights get things underway this weekend in Helena.

Under normal circumstances, the Montana State University-Northern women's basketball team would have been well into their season by Thanksgiving weekend. But, these are far from normal times.

So, now, Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of a new journey for the Skylights, and longtime head coach Chris Mouat, who will begin a shortened schedule due to COVID-19 with a pair of non-conference games at Carroll College this weekend.

And while the season had to be pushed back due to the pandemic, and there are certainly many challenges ahead, Mouat said his team is more than excited that they g...

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