GREAT FALLS — Thursday’s victory was a long time coming.
Montana Tech’s men’s basketball team outscored The University of Providence 39-34 in the second half to win a game that started Jan. 70-67. (Stats)
Jake Miles took a pass from Trent Molesworth and hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left in the game to seal the victory for the Orediggers, who grabbed their first Frontier Conference win of the season.
The game was postponed at halftime 12 days ago because the basket bracket broke off the wall at the McLaughlin Center. Play was picked up where it was left off Jan. 6.
Miles ended the game with 20 points. His game-winning 3-pointer was his sixth of the game.
John Chapman added 12 points, while Dylan Pannabecker and Molesworth each scored nine points for the Orediggers (1-5, 9-9). Chris O’Neill added seven, while Iman Chatman scored six, Carson Dummer tossed in five, and Derrius Collins scored two.
DuShaun Ricer scored 18 points to lead the Argos (2-5, 8-9). Steven Daho-Clark added 13, while Treyvon Bashir scored 11.
The teams will play again Friday, but this time they’ll do all 40 minutes in one night. The Orediggers then head to Havre Saturday to play MSU-Northern.