Montana Tech Stifles the Thunder

By Montana Tech Sports Information 

Box Score BUTTE, Mont.- Montana Tech quells the Thunder of Concordia University 110-65.

The Orediggers opened the game on a 12-3 run. Michael Ure getting the ball rolling, scoring six of the Orediggers first ten points, and finishing with 20. (matching his season high).

Montana Tech executed at a very high clip over the opening twenty minutes, shooting 54% from the floor, and 45% from the arc.

The other glaring focal point of the first half was the return of First Team All-American Caleb Bellach. After sustaining a knee injury during the NAIA National Tournament last season, Bellach has worked tirelessly to get back on the court. With his performance Friday, you’d think he was in mid-season form. In 19 minutes, he put up 17 points, on 7-12 shooting, including 3-4 from the 3-point line.

Joining Ure and Bellach in double digits, was Hayden Diekhans and Ifeanyi Okeke who each finished with 10 points on the night. Diekhans also added a team-leading 11 rebounds to finish with a double-double.

Montana Tech got 49 points from their bench, as 12 different Orediggers got into the scorebook.

The Diggs will be on the road for their next contest at the University of Montana, on Friday, December 8th at 7pm. If you would like to get on the ‘Digger Bus’ to Missoula you can find out more HERE.