Mike Montgomery played basketball for the Mystics during the 1969-70 and 1970-71 seasons for Coach Bruce Meland. The Grand Forks, North Dakota, native set the school scoring record with 52 points during an 87-83 win over Northwest Community College of Powell, Wyoming. In setting that mark, Montgomery hit 23 of 40 field goals, while adding 6 of 6 free throws. Montgomery still holds four Mystic basketball records – most points in one game – 52, most free throws in one game – 21, most assists in one season – 278, and most career assists – 422. Montgomery helped lead the Mystics to the Mon-Dak Conference Championship, the North Dakota State Junior College Championship, and the NJCAA Region XIII Championship. Mike was a two-time All Mon-Dak Conference selection in 1970 and 1971 and earned NJCAA All Region XIII honors in 1971.
The Mystics defeated Suomi Junior College, Michigan, 87-72 in the Region XIII title game to advance to the National Junior College Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. Montgomery led the Mystics over first round opponent, Hill Junior College of Texas, 88-76 while scoring 23 points. The Mystics finished an outstanding 22-12 season at the hands of Three Rivers Community College of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and finished 9th at the national tournament. Montgomery went on to play two seasons at University of North Dakota for legendary coach Dave Guenther.
The Bismarck State College Athletic Department is proud of our outstanding student-athletes, coaches, staff members, and contributors who have been superior examples in their roles for BSC/BJC athletics. Below you will find a list of those people who have been inducted to the BSC Athletic Hall of Fame to date.
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