Friday’s Hot Ticket

Women’s college basketball
Great Falls at Montana Tech, 5:30 p.m.

The Orediggers (3-5, 7-8) look for their 15th straight win over the University of Great Falls (2-7, 12-10) when the women open the Frontier Conference doubleheader at the HPER Complex. Mandy Machinal’s 12-7 points per game leads three Orediggers averaging in double figures scoring. Kabri Emerson, who is pulling down 6.9 rebounds per game, averages 10.3 points, while Kelsey DeWit, the newest member of the Montana Tech 1,000-point club, averages 10.0. Forward Lindsey Abramson(17.9 points) and guard Erin Legel (17.6) lead the Argos, who have lost three straight. The first 100 Montana Tech students to arrive at the game will enter into a chance to win $100.

Men’s college basketball
Great Falls at Montana Tech, 7:30 p.m.

The Montana Tech men (4-4, 12-8)  enter the pivotal weekend winners of five of their last six games. The Argonauts (5-4, 14-8) have won four of six. Marcel Towns, a 6-foot-2 guard, has scored in double figures in all 22 Great Falls games. He averages a league-leading 21.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Guard Marcus Hurn adds 11.5 points per game to the Argo lineup. Adam Greger’s 18.5 points per game leads Tech’s balanced attack. Antonio Snow is averaging 17.3 points per game, while Bryan Bock, who leads the Frontier with 4.9 assists per game, averages 14.7 points and Travis Peevey scores 10.6. Also, Brandon Rydberg averages 9.5 points per game. The Orediggers play host to Carroll College on Saturday.

Prep wrestling
Butte Central mixer, 4 p.m.

Anaconda and Whitehall will be the competition at the Maroon Activities Center as BC’s mat men get in their final tune up before next week’s Southwestern A divisional tournament. The divisional meet is next Saturday at the MAC.

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