Tech Shoots the Lights Out at Providence 97-70

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – No. 11 Montana Tech posted their best shooting performance of the season at the McLaughlin Center handing the University of Providence their fourth straight loss 97-70.

The Orediggers (22-4, 10-3) shot a season high 61.8% from the field and went 12 for 24 from three-point range winning their fourth straight game.

Caleb Bellach had 16 of his 23 points before the break as Tech jumped out to a 53-38 lead before halftime. Bellach went 4 for 5 from the field and hit all 3 of his three-point attempts.

Bridger Larson led the Tech bench that finished with 40 points with 12 first half points. Larson went 4 for 5 from the field in the first half and finished 6 of 8 with 16 points.

The Orediggers shot 62.1% in the first half following up with 61.5% after halftime.
Tech went 8 for 15 from beyond the arc in the first half.

Tech had only one offensive rebound but led Providence in boards 33-29.

The Argos shot 35.9% from the field in the game and had just 18 points in the paint.

Asa Williams had 12 points and Hayden Diekhans finished with 11. Diekhans had a team-high seven rebounds and Williams pulled down six and finished with four assists.

Marcus Stephens led the Argos with 23 points and Davien Harris-Williams had 16.

Sam Vining finished with 11 points.

Montana Tech already clinched the Frontier Conference Title last Thursday with one game to go. The Orediggers travel to Havre taking on MSU-Northern. The Lights are 1-1 against the Orediggers with each team getting a win on their home court. Tip-off is a 4 p.m. Saturday.

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