Saints End Orediggers Streak 84-77

HELENA, Mont. – No. 12 Montana Tech’s nine game win streak came to an end as the Carroll College Saints got their second straight victory 84-77.

The Orediggers (18-3, 6-2) had their worst shooting performance since the opening game of the season shooting just 36.8% from the field finishing their three-game road trip.

The Saints (10-9, 4-4) shot 47.4% from the field and hit 7 of 15 from three-point range stringing together two wins for the first time since early December. Carroll also mad 23 of 27 from the free throw line.

The Orediggers led much of the second half and by as much as seven. The Saints finished the half outscoring the Orediggers 14-7 taking a 39-33 lead into halftime.

Tech went 3 for 11 to end the half and shot 38.2% in the first. The Orediggers finished shooting 36.8% in the game.

After trailing the entire second half, the Orediggers chipped away at the Saints lead coming within one when Asa Williams hit a three pointer with 1:13 to go in the game.

The Saints scored on the next possession and came up with a steal on Tech before running the clock out with free throws.

Caleb Bellach had a season-high 27 points going 8 of 22 from the field and 8 for 8 from the free throw line. Bellach only made 3 of his 12 three-point attempts. He just missed the double-double finishing with nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

Williams had 10 points and six rebounds. Williams went 3 for 6 from beyond the arc.

Michael Ure had all 10 of his points in the first half. Ure got into foul trouble after the break.  He finished with three rebounds.

Andrew Cook led the Saints with 24 points, three assists and two rebounds.

Brayden Cook had 22 points shooting 4 for 8 from deep. Koch had five rebounds.

The Saints had 27 bench points with Gui Pedra finishing with 11 and Trent Rogers adding 10. Pedra and Rogers had five rebounds each.

Montana Tech returns home Thursday against the University of Providence.

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