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Bulldog Women Ride Hot Start In Upset Win Over No. 13 Argos

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information, Picture credit Terri Haverfield

DILLON, Mont. – The Montana Western women's basketball team (12-9, 4-4) upset the no. 13 ranked University of Providence Argos (14-7, 5-3) by a final score of 69-52.


The Bulldogs found themselves up early, holding the Argos to just 18 points at the end of the first half. Their 18-point first half ties a season low for the Argos.



How It Happened

The Bulldog women took control of the game early, riding a 15-9 lead through into the second quarter. Maddy Moy hit a jumper to open second quarter scoring and the Bulldogs rode a quick 6-0 run to a 23-11 lead with 6:07 left in the half.


Within the first three minutes of the second, the Bulldog defense held the Argos to just two points and forced three turnovers. Jordan Sweeney drained a pair of threes on back-to-back possessions and Western claimed a 40-18 lead heading into the second half.


With the start of second half action, the Argos were quick to flip the momentum in their direction. They went on to pick up a quick seven points while holding the Bulldog scoreless across the first four minutes.


A jumper from Moy broke the streak and Western reclaimed the momentum and rode their own 8-0 run to a 49-25 lead with four minutes to play in the third. Despite six from UP's Ashlee Maldonado, the Bulldogs continued to lead through to the fourth 51-32.


Despite being outscored 20-18 down the stretch, the Bulldogs held strong and finished the game on top 69-52 to complete the upset win.



Notables

  • The Bulldog women claim their first top-25 win of the season after taking down the no. 13 ranked Argos tonight.

  • The Bulldog defense held the Argos to their third lowest scoring game of the season. UP's 18 point first half tied their season scoring low that was recorded back in November against Stephen College (Mo.).

  • Five Bulldogs hit double-digits tonight with Shainy Mack leading the way following a 15-point night. She also added three assists, two steals, and two blocks.

  • Joelnell Momberg and Sweeney each tallied 14 points. Sweeney added another four steals.

  • Moy and Keke Davis each contributed 10 points.

Up Next

Montana Western moves to 4-4 in conference play and will be returning to the Straugh Gymnasium this Saturday for a game against Montana Tech. Tip-off is at 2pm MT.




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