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Bulldog Men’s Basketball Topples Blue Hawks In 61-44 Win

UMW Sports Press Release

DILLON, Mont. — The Montana Western men's basketball team (2-0) closed the Speridian Tech Invitational with a 61-44 victory over Dickinson State (ND.).



"Really proud of our guys for buying in on the defensive end and being committed to getting stops. It was a team effort with three guys in double figures," Head Coach Pat Jensen said. "Great team win for our guys and proud of them for protecting our home court."


How It Happened

Michael Haverfield and Jayln Stepney combined for threes early in the game, getting UMW off to a hot start at 12-4.


Up 15-6 with 12:20 left in the half, Quincy Taylor knocked down a three from the top of the arc and Kevin Bethel made a contested layup to give the Bulldogs their largest lead of the game.


Up as much as 19 in the first half, the Bulldogs rode a handsome 14-point lead into the half with a score of 33-19.


A jumper from Adedo and a free throw from Jacob Ankeny were the lone points for the Bulldogs in the first six minutes of the half. The Blue Hawks chipped away at the Bulldog lead to bring it back within eight.



Stepney broke the scoreless streak when he hit a three-pointer with 14 minutes left in the game. Another scoreless three-point stretch haunted the Bulldogs. Despite the dry run, Bethel and Stepney were successful on trips to the charity stripe to boost the Bulldogs.


The Blue Hawks fought to bring the game back within striking distance, but the Bulldogs carried the game and won 61-44.


Notables

  • Adedo led the Bulldogs on the night with 17 points and nine rebounds. He also added two assists.

  • Stepney and Haverfield each totaled 12 points. Stepney added four boards and a steal. Haverfield added three rebounds and a steal.

  • Taylor and Ankeny each had three assists.

  • Christian Pitcher pulled in eight boards.

  • UMW's defense picked up a team total of four steals.

Up Next

The Bulldogs will take on Southern Oregon in the Montana Tech Tip-Off Classic next Friday Nov. 10. Tip-off is at 5pm.



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