Montana Tech downs CSC

SALT LAKE CITY - Adam Greger, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Friday night while leading Montana Tech to an 85-70 victory in the first game of the Westminster College Thanksgiving Tournament.

The Eagles got off to a fast start, building three 14-point leads in the opening 10 minutes.

However, Montana Tech cut the difference to 33-27 at halftime and outscored Chadron State 16-7 in the first seven minutes of the second half to take the lead for keeps.

The Orediggers tallied 58 points in the second half.

Besides Greger's output, the Orediggers got 16 points and nine rebounds from guard Bryan Bock, while Tanner Neumann added 10 points and five assists. Bock and Neumann combined to sink 15 of 18 free throws.

Zac Bargen led Chadron State with 22 points and six rebounds. Both Justyn Anderson and David Downey scored 10 points for the Eagles.

Montana Tech, now 4-3 for the season, shot 46.3 percent from the field while CSC hit just 34.5 percent. The Orediggers were 31 of 49 from the free throw line while Chadron State was 24 of 33.

Forty-one fouls were called against Chadron State. Three of the 10 Eagles who made the trip fouled out while six others finished the game with four fouls.

Now 0-3, the Eagles will play tournament host Westminster tonight (Saturday)
CSC 33 37 – 70
MT 27 58 – 85

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