(Montana Tech press release)
BUTTE — In the earliest game time of the season, Montana Tech men’s basketball broke the century mark downing Salish Kootenai 107-50.
The Orediggers (11-3, 1-1) tipped off at 10:30 a.m. with the local fourth and fifth graders as the main audience. The game was a Field Trip Game for the Butte elementary schools and they brought excitement into the gym for the lopsided victory.
Drew Huse dropped 22 points coming off the bench to lead the Diggers. Huse hit 10 of 14 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. The redshirt freshman added three assists and three steals.
Blake Dittman shot 7 for 11 and 2 for 4 from three point range finishing with 16 points. Dittman added six boards and three steals.
Taylor England had 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. The sophomre forward shot 8 of 9 in the game.
Derrius Collins also had 16 points shooting 7 for 10 and 2 for 3 from deep.
Shylon Stewart led the Bison with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Montana Tech is off until December 29th when they return to Frontier Conference action against Carroll College in Helena.
And then the elementary kids got a double-digger dosage of fun as the Montana Tech women played host to Salish Kootenai
Montana Tech women’s basketball concluded Field Trip Day with Butte Elementary students by overpowering Salish Kootenai 101-24.
The Orediggers (10-3, 0-2) had three players go over the 20-point mark. The team shot 60.7 percent in the game and 50 percent from beyond the arc.
Mollie Peoples led the squad with 24 points shooting 10 of 15 and 3 for 7 from deep. She also had three assists and three steals.
Mesa Williams had 22 points going 8 for 12 and 4 for 8 from deep.
Shay Potter hit a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The junior center also had seven steals and four assist.
Dani Urick had 19 points shooting 7 for 9 and 4 for 5 from three point range.
The Montana Tech women also returns to action December 29th in Helena against Carroll College.