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Skylights fight back

Northern mounts huge comeback to split with Western in home finale

 

Last updated 2/15/2021 at 8:12am

Colin Thompson

Montana State University-Northern's McKenzie Gunter, front, drives to the basket during a Frontier Conference game against Montana Western Saturday night in the Armory Gymnasium. The Skylights fell to the Bulldogs in that game, but came back to win on Sunday afternoon in the last home game of the season.

The Montana State University-Northern Skylights needed a big win. And it came against one of the toughest rivals in the Frontier Conference.

After falling to the Montana Western Bulldogs on Saturday night, the rematch on Sunday went down differently as it went down to the wire. After trailing by 12 points in the second quarter, the Skylights had come back to tie the game at 70 with less than half a minute remaining in the game. MSU-N senior Tiara Gilham, who led the team with 19 points, took it upon herself to secure the win as she scored the go-ahead layup with nine seconds remaining. The...



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