MSU-Northern has too much firepower for Bison men

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  • Arlee High School product Will Mesteth puts up a reverse layup during Salish Kootenai College’s Saturday game against MSU-Northern. Mesteth scored 12 points for the Bison. (Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

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    The 2018 SKC Bison men’s basketball team (dark jerseys) pose with the Alumni (maroon jerseys) at the conclusion of their Founder’s Week game. Both teams surpassed the century mark with the Alumni edging ahead 132-121. Back row, Alumni: Howard Walker, Cedric Earthboy, (13) Isaac Camel; middle row, Alumni: (22) JR Camel, (33) Camas McClure; far right, (5) Jalen Croft; kneeling, Alumni: farthest left, Carlin Matt, (34) DJ Fish. (Photo courtesy of Juan Perez)

  • Arlee High School product Will Mesteth puts up a reverse layup during Salish Kootenai College’s Saturday game against MSU-Northern. Mesteth scored 12 points for the Bison. (Joe Sova/Lake County Leader)

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    The 2018 SKC Bison men’s basketball team (dark jerseys) pose with the Alumni (maroon jerseys) at the conclusion of their Founder’s Week game. Both teams surpassed the century mark with the Alumni edging ahead 132-121. Back row, Alumni: Howard Walker, Cedric Earthboy, (13) Isaac Camel; middle row, Alumni: (22) JR Camel, (33) Camas McClure; far right, (5) Jalen Croft; kneeling, Alumni: farthest left, Carlin Matt, (34) DJ Fish. (Photo courtesy of Juan Perez)

The Salish Kootenai College men’s basketball team fell to Montana State-Northern 113-54 at Joe McDonald Gym.

In spite of the loss, the Bison had two players that scored in double digits for the first game of the season.

Will Mesteth, a former Arlee High School player who was a member of back-to-back Montana High School Class C state basketball titles, scored 12 points, and Tisen Fryberg finished with a team-high 14 points.

Fryberg and Mesteth combined for 26 of the team’s combined 54 points. The Bison sank a total of four 3-point baskets in the loss.

MSU-NORTHERN hurt the Bison’s team by sinking a total of 16 3-point baskets during the contest, which resulted in them having a total of seven players score in double figures.

SK will play Carroll College on Nov. 23 and Montana Tech on Nov. 24, before taking a post-Thanksgiving break and resuming their play in the Spokane Falls College Tournament Nov. 30.

MSU-Northern 115,

SKC 54

MSU-N 57 58 – 115

SKC 28 26 – 54

MSU-NORTHERN – Kamari Burnside 12, Mascio McCadney 16, Adam Huse 12, Caulin Bakalarski 5, Kavon Bey 10, Devin Bray 12, James Fry 3, Justin Dunsmore 20, Joe Fons 6, Cedric Crutchfield 12.

SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE – Tisen Fryberg 6 2-3 14, Will Mesteth 3 5-5 12, Jeremiah NorthPiegan 3 0-2 6, Tristen Redhorn 3 0-0 6, Tanner Cook 1 2-2 5, Shylon Stewart 5 1-2 5, Jerry Louie-McGee 3, Christian Lopez 3.

3FGs – MSUN 16 (Huse 4, Dunsmore 4, Burnside 2, McCadney 2, Bray 2, Bakalarski, Fry), SKC 3 (Louie-McGee, Mesteth, Cook). (Sa17Nov18)

Alumni 132, SKC 121

ALUMNI – Howard Walker 57, DJ Fish 31, JR Camel 30.

SALISH KOOTENAI COLLEGE – Will Mesteth 32, Kenny Louie-McGee 30, Tisen Fryberg 27.

(Fr16Nov18)

Alumni roster: DJ Fish, JR Camel, Cedric Earthboy, Camas McClure, Isaac Camel, Carlin Matt, Jalen Croft, Howard Walker

— John Heglie contributed to this story.

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