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MSU-Northern basketball teams net double-digit wins over Rocky Mountain College

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 12:21:36-05

HAVRE -- The Montana State-Northern men's and women's basketball teams both earned double-digit wins over Rocky Mountain College on Saturday. The MSUN women got a 73-58 win, while the MSUN men scored a 71-55 victory.

MSU-Northern women 73, Rocky Mountain College 58

Peyton Kehr scored a game-high 21 points, Sydney Hovde added 14 and Mckenzie Gunter chipped in 12 to help Montana State-Northern to a 73-58 Frontier Conference women's basketball win over Rocky Mountain College at Armory Gymnasium on Saturday.

The Skylights finished the game shooting 46.4%, scoring 30 points in the paint. Kehr made 8 of 12 shots and Hovde made 4 of 7. That duo also made all seven of their free throw attempts as MSUN made 15 of 17 shots from the foul line as a team. Kehr was also 4 of 6 from 3-point range.

MSU-Northern won the rebounding battle, corralling 34 boards to Rocky's 17. Hovde had a game-high eight rebounds, and Tiara Gilham grabbed seven.

Kloie Thatcher paced Rocky with a team-high 19 points.

The teams are set to play the second game of their weekend doubleheader at 2 p.m. Sunday.

MSU-Northern men 71, Rocky Mountain College 55

Four players scored in double figures as Montana State-Northern pulled away from Rocky Mountain College for a 71-55 win in Frontier Conference men's basketball action at Armory Gymnasium on Saturday.

David Harris led MSUN with 20 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Mascio McCadney (16 points), CJ Nelson (13) and Jomel Boyd (12) also finished with double-digit points. That quartet helped the Lights to a strong shooting performance: 28 of 53 from the floor (52.8%) and 11 of 24 from 3-point range (45.8%). MSUN was also 4 for 4 from the free throw line.

Nelson added a game-high five assists as the Lights recorded 16 assists as a team on 28 made shots while committing only eight turnovers in the game.

Rocky was led by Maxim Stephans and Sam Vining, who finished with 20 and 15 points, respectively, but the Battlin' Bears made just 3 of 11 3-point attempts in the game.

The teams will meet again at 4 p.m. Sunday to complete their weekend doubleheader.