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2015-2016 Skylights Recruits

MSU-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of 5’10” guard Tina Doughty.  Doughty previously played at NCAA Division I schools the University of New Mexico and Utah Valley University.

Mouat said, “Tina brings a lot of valuable experience.  She is a skilled guard with good length and can play a number of positions on the floor.  She has scored almost 600 points at the NCAA Division I level and will add depth to our perimeter.”

As a true freshman at the University of New Mexico, Doughty started in 11 games.  At Utah Valley University, she was a regular starter and averaged 10.4 and 9.0 points per game in two seasons.  For her career, she has shot 77% from the free throw line and 31% from the 3-point line.

During her sophomore season at Utah Valley, Doughty earned Great West Conference Player of the Week honors after connecting on 8 of 10 3-point field goals.  During her junior year, she set Utah Valley records for free throws attempted and made in a game, going 16 of 18.

Doughty, a native of Granbury, Texas, played high school basketball for legendary coach Leta Andrews.  Andrews is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and is the winningest high school coach in the nation.  She retired in 2014 at the age of 76 after amassing 1416 wins in 51 years of high school coaching.

Mouat added, “We are excited to have Tina in the Skylight program for her final season.  She has played at a very high level and should make an immediate impact.”

As a senior at Granbury High School, Tina averaged 21.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while helping the Pirates to the third round of the Texas 4A playoffs.

Tina is the daughter of Todd and Pam Doughty.  She plans on majoring in liberal studies at MSU-Northern.

Tina Doughty

Tina Doughty

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Jessica Anderson, a transfer from Utah State University-Eastern.  Anderson, a 6’4” post player, helped the Golden Eagles to an 18-9 overall record this season.

Mouat said, “Jessica is a huge addition to our program.  She can finish around the rim, she can play with her back to the basket, and she is a very capable shooter from the perimeter (including from the 3-point line).  She brings immediate depth to the post position which is a major focus for us given what we are losing to graduation.  We are really looking forward to her progress in a Skylight uniform.”

Anderson started her career at NCAA Division II Dixie State then transferred to Utah State-Eastern following her freshman season.  As a true freshman at Dixie State, she saw action in 25 games, averaging 2.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.  She also shot 50% from the field.  At Utah State-Eastern this season, she averaged 7.6 points and 6 rebounds per game.  She shot 73% from the free throw line and 47% from the field.

Mouat added, “Jessica only played about 18 minutes per game at Utah State-Eastern so her numbers are a bit deceiving.  Their style is really up-tempo and they play a ton of kids and they had a lot of success.  We’ve been fortunate to have other post players from Utah State-Eastern come to Northern and do great things, so we have a good track record working with Coach Paur and his players.  I think Jessica will be a perfect fit in our system and will benefit a great deal from our style of play.”

MSU-Northern is coming off of a 29-6 season that saw them advance to the Elite 8 at the NAIA National Tournament.

Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson


Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Sierra Richards to join the Skylight program this fall.  Richards is a 6’0” post player from Lower Columbia Community College.

Mouat said, “Sierra is a major addition for us.  She brings an excellent back to the basket game and has great savvy around the rim.  She played extremely well on her visit here and immediately fit in with our players.  She has a great future as a Skylight.”

Richards is a 2013 graduate of Kelso High School (WA), where she was a two-sport standout.  She was a first team all-league selection in basketball, and named first team all-league and Player of the Year honors in softball.

At Lower Columbia, Richards also participates in both softball and basketball.  This season, she was a first team All-West Region pick as well as an All-Academic selection.  She helped the Red Devils to a 25-9 overall record and West Region title.  They placed 7th in the NWAACC Championships.  Richards was selected to play in the NWAACC All-Star game, where she scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.

This season, she averaged 14.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.  She shot 60% from the field, and averaged nearly 4 offensive rebounds per game.  She had a season-high 28 points and four times recorded 14 rebounds in a game.

Mouat added, “Sierra had a great year at LCCC.  She has been very well coached and brings a lot to the table that will help our program.  She can score from a lot of places on the floor, and does an excellent job on the offensive boards.  She is strong, runs the floor well, and plays much bigger than she is.”

Sierra is the daughter of Larry and Julie Richards.  She plans on majoring in education at MSU-Northern.



Sierra Richards

Sierra Richards


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