Kaylynn Coverdell bucket sends Tech home with win

Kaylynn Coverdell bucket sends Tech home with win

HELENA — Kaylynn Coverdell scored with 9 seconds left Thursday night to lift the Montana Tech women’s basketball team to a 68-67 victory over the University of Calgary at the Carroll College P.E. Center. (Stats)

The win, which came in Tech’s first game in nearly a month, lifted the Orediggers to 9-4 on the season.

The game, in which Tech led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter, saw five ties and nine lead changes before Coverdell put the Orediggers on top for good.

Three Orediggers scored in double figures, with Kourtney Coverdell leading the way with four 3-pointers and 15 points. She also dished out five assists and collected three steals.

Kaylynn Coverdell scored 13 points and handed out four assists, and Hannah Sparks poured in 12 points.

Sammy McGree came off the bench to score nine points in the win. Shay Potter and Monica Landdeck each scored six, while Mesa Williams tossed in five, and Kaylee Zard scored four points.

Tech coach Carly Sanon pointed to Zard’s nine rebounds, particularly the five offensive boards she pulled down, as a key to the Oredigger victory.

Erin McIntosh scored 17 points to lead the Dinos, who fell to 14-6. Brianna Ghali added 15.

The Orediggers will play a home game Friday afternoon. Tech takes on the University of Lethbridge at 3 p.m. at the HPER Complex.

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