No. 13 Montana Tech Orediggers Maintain Off No. 24 Saints

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No. 13 Montana Tech Orediggers Maintain Off No. 24 Saints

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Friday, January 06, 2023 – 01:30 PM

BUTTE, Mont. – Montana Tech held off a late Carroll School rally because the No. 13 Orediggers downed the No. 24 Saints 86-79 because the Frontier schedule resumed within the new yr. 

Asa Williams was the set off man for the Orediggers hitting a trio of three-pointers and ten factors within the ultimate 9 minutes of the sport. Williams completed with a game-high 21 factors going 4 for five from past the arc and seven of 11 from the sector. The junior switch additionally had 4 rebounds, three steals, and two assists. 

The Saints (7-7, 1-2) took an early lead within the first half going up 8-2 within the opening minutes. However the Orediggers charged forward with an 18-7 run highlighted by a pair of deep three-pointers from Keeley Bake giving Tech a 20-15 lead with 12:25 to go within the half. 

Bake led the Tech bench with 12 factors going 3 for 4 from past the arc. 

The Orediggers led by as many as 11 factors within the first half, however the Saints shot 7 for 11 from lengthy getting again into the sport earlier than halftime. Tech led 43-39 on the break. 

The Saints took a quick lead within the second half on an Isaiah Moore three-pointer going up 50-48 with 16:27 to play. Caleb Bellach hit a three-pointer giving the Orediggers momentum and began a 18-6 run and a 10-point lead 66-56 with ten minutes to go within the sport. 

Each groups made greater than half of their three-point makes an attempt with the Saints holding a slight edge going 11 for 17 and the Orediggers hitting 10 of 18. Tech completed taking pictures 50.6% from the sector whereas Carroll shot 48.3% within the sport.

Bellach completed with 19 factors taking pictures 50% from the sector and going 2 for five from lengthy and 5 for 7 from the free throw line. Bellach additionally had three rebounds and three steals on his stat line.

Hayden Diekhans led the Orediggers on the boards with eight rebounds to go together with his 18 factors.  

Brendan Temple led the Saints with 16 factors, 12 rebounds, and three assists. 

Jonny Hillman had 15 factors and 5 assists. Andrew Cook dinner completed with 13 factors. 

The victory places the house successful streak at 21 for the Orediggers. Tech has gained 24 out of their final 25 residence video games courting again to the 2020-21 season. 

Montana Tech (14-2, 2-1) hosts the College of Windfall on Saturday at 4 p.m.

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