Arizona Christian tops Oredigger men in finale

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Arizona Christian overcame a six-point halftime deficit Wednesday to beat Montana Tech 67-55 in a nonconference men’s basketball game. Stats

The loss closed the Orediggers stay at the Cactus Classic.

Chris Sterling scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds to pace Arizona Christian in the win. He was the lone player on the team to reach double figures in points.

Chris O’Neill scored 13 points before fouling out to lead three Orediggers in double digits. John Chapman scored 12 points, while Lukas Vining added 10 points and six rebounds.

In all, nine Orediggers dented the score book, with Cale Jacobsen coming off the bench to score six points. Jordan Jones added five points and five rebound, while Flemming Okeke scored four points, Carson Dummer and Dylan Pannabecker scored two and Sadiq Inuwa tossed in one.

The Orediggers (6-7 overall) are back in action Friday when they head to Orem, Utah, for an exhibition game against Utah Valley University.

Tech jumps back into Frontier Conference play Dec. 31 at Lewis-Clark State.

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