Tech men defeat No. 10 Rocky, 100-91

2014-01-09T21:30:00Z 2014-01-10T12:34:06Z Tech men defeat No. 10 Rocky, 100-91 The Billings Gazette
January 09, 2014 9:30 pm

BUTTE -- Six Montana Tech players scored points in double figures on Thursday night in leading the Orediggers past No. 10-ranked Rocky Mountain College 100-91 in Frontier Conference men's basketball at the HPER Complex.

Junior forward Adam Greger led the way with 21 points for Tech, which upped its record to 1-3 in conference and 8-7 overall. The Battlin' Bears, who were tied for the league lead, tumbled to 3-1 and 12-4.

Bryan Bock added 19 points and Brandon Rydberg 16 for the Orediggers, who shot 53 percent from the field. Tech knocked down 10 3-pointers.

The Orediggers also shot 24 of 27 from the foul line.

The Bears, who trailed by 12 points in the first half, led 81-79 heading into the game's final four minutes. Tech grabbed the momentum at the end, though, getting pivotal back-to-back 3-pointers from Antonio Snow down the stretch.

"We know we're going to get everybody's best game -- and we definitely got their best game tonight," Rocky coach Bill Dreikosen said.

Rocky received 21 points and eight rebounds from senior center Jeremy Nicolas. Teammates Joel Barndt and Tyree Anderson added 17 points apiece and Sian Lane chipped in with 14.

The Bears, who had won nine of their previous 10 games, shot 46 percent, including 12 of 30 from 3-point territory.

"We didn't get a few stops," Dreikosen said. "We didn't capitalize a few times on the offensive end. It wasn't because of a lack of effort."

Rocky, who led 54-47 at halftime, will now move on to Lewiston, Idaho., for a game on Saturday night against Lewis-Clark State.

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