Women’s college basketball
Montana Tech at Carroll College, 5:30 p.m.
The women open the twin bill that begins Frontier Conference play at the P.E. Center.
The 8-1 Orediggers ride an eight-game winning streak (in games that count) into the contest. Tech’s last action was a 98-37 non-conference home win over Yellowstone Christian last Tuesday. Mesa Williams scored 20 points to lead five Orediggers in double figures in that win. Freshman Tavia Rooney added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
The 6-3 Saints, who took the University of Montana to overtime in Missoula, have won three straight. That includes wins over the College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon over the weekend in Caldwell, Idaho. Junior Danielle Wagner scored 19 points and grabbed seven boards last time out.
Men’s college basketball
Montana Tech at Carroll College, 7:30 p.m.
The nightcap includes the Oredigger men, who made some noise in the preseason.
Tech has a 4-3 record. That does not include a win at the University of Montana or a loss at BYU. Those games were exhibitions.
Exciting junior transfer Sindou Diallo averages 20.1 points per game to lead the Orediggers into league play. Troy Owens Jr. (14.2 points per game), Taylor England (14.1) and Dylan Pannabecker (11.3) also average in double figures scoring.
The Saints are 4-2 after Saturday’s 79-61 home win over Whitworth College. Shamrock Campbell and Dane Warp each scored 23 points to lead the Saints in that win. Jovan Sljivancanin, who was named Frontier Conference Men’s Player of the Week, scored 27 points in a loss to Westmont last Monday in Fullerton, California.