GREAT FALLS — The No. 19 Providence women's basketball team takes a 6-1 record into its first two Frontier Conference games against 25th-ranked Rocky Mountain College and Montana Western. In contrast to last year, the Argos rely heavily on upperclassmen, and head coach Bill Himmelberg says these games will help them gauge where they stand.
"I think we're a little bit more mature than a lot of the teams in the Frontier. But you never know, until you get out there and get after it," Himmelberg said. "So it's going to be a test and we're going to see exactly where we're at and we'll have a chance to continue to … use that as a road map to get to where we want to be at the end of the year."
But so far, he’s has been impressed with his team’s ability to share the ball, averaging 21.1 assists per game.
"The most exciting thing has been the number of assists we've had. I think this is the most assists we've ever had. We're really sharing the ball well. We're moving the ball well," Himmelberg said. "Lots of assists. We have four different girls, I think, are in double figures right now. ... We're not being selfish, lot of different girls getting touches, and a lot of different people being able to be able to get into the scoring column."
Providence hosts Rocky at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and then travels to Western for another 5:30 p.m. tip on Saturday.