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Bulldog Women Unable To Overcome Slow Second Quarter in Loss to Argos

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information Photo Credit Terri Haverfield

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The Montana Western women's basketball team (14-12, 6-7) lost a road conference matchup to the No. 14 ranked University of Providence (18-4, 9-4) by a final score of 71-56.


UMW's seven-point second quarter was the difference maker in the matchup, sending the Bulldogs into the half down 34-24.



How it Happened

The Bulldogs were hot from the start, riding behind a pair of threes from Shainy Mack and Jordan Sweeney to an 8-7 lead in the first four minutes.


The Argos answered with a 7-0 run and took a 19-17 lead into the second quarter.


Western then opened the second quarter by going on a short 5-0 run as Joelnell Momberg made a layup and knocked down a three-pointer. The fire then fizzled, as the Argos held a 15-2 scoring advantage and led 34-24 at the half.


Western continued to struggle to get back in the game from the half on as Providence hit their stride. The Argos hit 10-15 from the field in the third and stretched their lead out to 57-37 heading into the final quarter.


Despite outscoring the Argos 19-14 in the final frame, the Argos' lead was enough to keep them out in front to win the game 71-56.



Notables

  • The Bulldogs were outshot 53.1 to 38.2 percent from the field.

  • Western's defense forced the Argos to 17 turnovers and picked up seven steals in the game.

  • Sweeney led the Bulldogs with 25 points, four assists, and three rebounds.

  • Momberg followed with 14 points on a 4-8 performance from the field.

  • Mack hit four threes in the game, hitting 4-7 and racking up 12 points. She also added a steal and a pair of rebounds.

Up Next

Montana Western will be back in the Straugh Gymnasium for senior night on Thursday February 22. The Bulldogs will take on Montana Tech with top off set for 5:30pm MT.



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