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Third time is the charm for surging Lights

Northern lights up the Bulldogs, advances to Frontier semifinals


Last updated 2/26/2021 at 7:45am

Jason Geer

Montana State University-Northern's C.J. Nelson, right, dribbles through the Montana Western defense during Thursday night's Frontier Conference men's playoff game in the Armory Gymnasium. The Lights advanced to Saturday's semifinals.

There's no getting around it. The Montana Western Bulldogs had been a thorn in the side of the Montana State University-Northern Lights this season. In fact, it was only two weeks ago that the Bulldogs swept the Lights in Havre.

But, when the postseason comes, everyone gets a clean slate, and the Lights took advantage of that when they finally got a little payback against Western with a 67-54 victory in the opening round of the Frontier Conference playoffs Thursday night inside the Armory Gymnasium.

The win was huge for the Lights, who had lost three out of four to Western during the regu...

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