Lights gut out win, Skylights fall to open the year


Last updated 1/7/2022 at 8:23am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Northern's C.J. Nelson goes for a layup against Yellowstone Christian College at Armory Gymnasium this past November. The Lights opened 2022 with a road win at Rocky Mountain College Thursday night. On the other hand, the Skylights lost to the Battlin' Bears on the road.

It was a long break and there was some rust. But, the Montana State University-Northern Lights prevailed anyway.

After 17 days off, Northern restarted Frontier Conference play with a gritty, 78-69 win over the Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears Thursday night in Billings.

"One of the best games I have been a part of coaching basketball," MSU-N head coach Shawn Huse said. "We literally won that one on guts, character and chemistry. Rocky played great, aggressive basketball. They completely outplayed us early on.

"The toughness and resilience our guys showed was off the charts," he con...

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