Thursday’s Hot Ticket: Orediggers vs. Argos

Thursday’s Hot Ticket: Orediggers vs. Argos

Women’s college basketball
University of Providence at Montana Tech, 5:30 p.m.

The Orediggers (10-5 overall, 0-4 conference) again look for their first Frontier Conference win of the season when they take on the Argos (13-4, 2-3) at the HPER Complex.

Providence is coming off wins over Montana Western and MSU-Northern. Kerstyn Pimperton scored 15 points to lead three Argos in double figures Tuesday as Providence beat Northern 56-50. Emilee Maldonado averages a team-best 15.2 points per game for Providence. Teammate Parker Esary adds 14.6.

Tech is coming off Saturday’s 72-55 home loss to Rocky Mountain College. Sophomore Mollie Peoples scored 13 points — all in the third quarter — to lead the Orediggers. True freshman Dani Urick tossed in 11 points, while sophomore Mesa Williams scored nine. Junior post Kaylee Zard scored eight points to go along with nine rebounds.

Men’s college basketball
University of Providence at Montana Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Coach Steve Keller’s No. 23 Argos (12-4, 3-2) come to town just a half game behind first-place Carroll College in Frontier standings.

Providence is looking to bounce back from Tuesday’s 87-85 overtime loss to Northern in Great Falls. Brandon Cotton and Jalen Shepard each scored 28 points to lead the Argos in that loss.

Tech seeks its fifth win in six games. The Orediggers played perhaps their best game of the season in Saturday’s 75-67 win over Rocky Mountain College at the HPER Complex. Troy Owens Jr. tossed in 28 points to lead Tech. Fellow first-year Oredigger Nate Ward scored 20 points.

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