BUTTE, Mont. – The Oredigger women’s basketball are starting to figure out their rhythm and found it for their second straight win defeating MSU-Norther 64-57.
The Orediggers (6-9, 2-3) picked up their second straight Frontier Conference win and earned their fifth victory in the last six games. Tech improved their home record to 5-2 this season and 2-2 in conference games.
Tech jumped out to a two-point lead 18-16 at the end of the first quarter and held on to a narrow 33-32 margin going into halftime. The Orediggers continued their hot shooting and early making 13 of 29 from the field in the first half. Tech also shot 3 of 8 from long.
The Skylights kept pace with the Orediggers shooting 44% from the field in the first half.
The second quarter would be the only frame the Skylights outscored the Orediggers. Tech finished the second half outscoring Northern 31-25.
The Orediggers did not have a slow quarter the entire game shooting 42.1% from the field and going 6 for 18 from three-point range. Tech struggled at the free throw line going 10 for 18.
Northern had a slight advantage on the boards leading Tech 35-33 but the Oredigger committed only 10 turnovers while the Skylights had 15 in the game.
Tavia Rooney finished with a double-double scoring 18 and grabbing 11 boards. It was her second straight double-double. Rooney also had four steals.
Soda Rice had 10 points and six rebounds.
Dani Urick had six points and nine rebounds.
Briaunna McCullough was the only Skylight athlete to hit double figures finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds, and three assists.
The Orediggers hit the road as they travel to Dillon for their second game at Montana Western this season. The No. 12 Bulldogs host the Orediggers at 2 p.m. Saturday.