GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The University of Providence jumped out early and held the Montana Tech women’s basketball team at arm’s length the rest of the game winning 68-54.
The Orediggers (7-17, 3-11) dropped their fourth straight and end the regular season with a 1-2 record against the Argos (15-12, 5-9).
Tech scored first in the first quarter and went up 4-2 in the first two minutes of the game. Providence and Tech went back and forth scoring with an 11-10 Argo advantage with 4:28 left in the quarter.
The Argos finished the first frame with a 11-4 run going up 22-14 and opened the second quarter with an 8-2 run in the opening minutes taking a 30-16 lead.
Tech chipped away but went into halftime down 39-29. The Orediggers went 12 for 29 from the field in the first half and 1 for 8 from beyond the arc.
Tech finished shooting 41.2% from the field in the game and went 5 for 16 from three.
The Argos had the advantage on the boards outrebounding Tech 17-11 in the first half and 32-21 in the game.
Providence had the hot hand from deep hitting 7 of 13 from beyond the arc in the first half. There long ball continued in the third quarter hitting 3 for 7. The Argos shot 40% from three in the game.
Soda Rice was the only Oredigger in double figures with 15 points. Rice went 7 for 13 from the field.
Dani Urick had nine points and five rebounds. Aubrie Rademacher finished with eight points.
Brooklhyn Harn led the Argos with 19 points going 5 for 9 from beyond the arc and grabbed five rebounds.
Kennedy Cartwright had 11 points and McKenna Reggear scored nine and had a game-high eight rebounds.
Montana Tech is off until next Saturday when the travel to Havre for the final game of the regular season at MSU-Northern.
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