Ure, Orediggers shoot the Lights out of Northern
Some nights you've just got it and tonight, Michael Ure had it. Montana Tech's 6'7 sophomore forward was simply unstoppable, putting up a career-high 35 points, 24 of them from behind the three-point line, as the Orediggers lambasted MSU-Northern 89-54 Thursday night at Kelvin Sampson Court. Ure came out of the gate shooting, hitting three straight treys to start the game. After a Northern timeout, Ure netted his fourth triple, putting the Orediggers up 14-4 just five minutes in. And then he hit another. And another, this one putting the Orediggers up 28-10. Northern would get no closer.
By the time the dust had settled, Ure would hit an unbelievable 8 of 9 three-point attempts while going 13 of 19 from the floor. And he wasn't alone. The Orediggers were on fire tonight, shooting 56.9% from the floor and a blistering 13-of-21 from behind the arc. Caleb Bellach would join Ure in double-digits with a dozen while pulling down three rebounds and dishing out three assists. Camdyn LaRance would add 8 points and three assists while Crishon Dixon would net 8, going a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor. Hayden Diekhans led the Orediggers in rebounding with 7, while Asa Williams would rack up 4 assists.
MSU-Northern would put three players in double-figures as JJ Thomas scored 14, and Xavier Bailey and Zackry Martinez would each net 11. The loss drops the Lights to 9-10 overall with a 1-5 mark in Frontier Conference games. Montana Tech improves to 15-4 overall with a 5-1 league mark.
The Orediggers will be on the road to face Rocky Mountain College on Saturday and will return home next Thursday to take on Carroll College.