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Bulldog Women’s Basketball Claims 58-53 Victory Over Beacons

UMW Sports Press Release

The Montana Western women’s basketball team (2-0) opened the Speridian Tech Invitational with a 58-53 win over the Bushnell University Beacons (0-1).


The Bulldogs had two scorers in double digits with Jordan Sweeney leading the way with 18 points.



How It Happened


The Beacons got up early on the Bulldogs, taking a four-point lead in the first quarter at 13-9. A layup from Shainy Mack paired with a jumper from Sweeney tied the game at 13 all.


Keke Davis hit a free throw after she was fouled on a drive to the basket, giving the Bulldogs a narrow lead at 14-13 heading into the second quarter.


Down 17-16 with just over six minutes remaining in the half, Mack capitalized on an and one opportunity and the Bulldogs took the lead once again. UMW then rattled off 13 unanswered points to take a 32-21 into the half.


A layup from Maddy Moy opened the scoring in the third quarter, adding to the Bulldog lead. Davis hit a three-pointer as the Bulldogs grabbed ahold of their largest lead of the game at 42-25.


The Beacons’ offense finally awoke late in the quarter, racking up 16 straight points to close the quarter down just one point.


Seconds after the start of the fourth, Beacons’ Libby Mathis laid one in to flip the lead back in favor of the Beacons.


Down 43-42, Joelnell Momberg knocked down a three and a layup to put UMW back on top for the final lead change of the matchup.


A layup from Sweeney put the final nail in the coffin with a 58-53 win.


Notables

  • The Bulldogs remain undefeated over the Beacons in their matchup history, with four wins spanning across 11 years.

  • As a team, the Bulldogs struggled from the three-point line, hitting just four of 27 shots for a 14.8 shooting percentage.

  • UMW was led by Sweeney with 18 points, three steals, and three rebounds.

  • Mack followed with 14 points and seven rebounds. She also added three assists.

  • Kyla Momberg came off the bench and racked up six assists.

Up Next

The Bulldogs turn around for another matchup tomorrow night in the Speridian Tech Invitational. Tip-off against the Dickinson State Blue Hawks is set for 6pm MT in the Straugh Gymnasium.



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