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Bulldogs Shine On Senior Night, Down Orediggers 73-63

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information photo credit Terri Haverfield

DILLON, Mont. – The Montana Western women's basketball team (15-12, 7-7) defeated the Montana Tech Orediggers (12-15, 3-11) by a final score of 73-63.


UMW sent the senior class off in style as they rattled off an impressive 15 team three-pointers in their final home game of the season, surpassing their previous season high of 14 threes in a game.



How it Happened

The Bulldogs got off on the right foot in the matchup, finding early success following triples from Jordan Sweeney and Joelnell Momberg.


Western's powerful start hit a road block after Montana Tech ran behind a 12-0 run to take a 17-12 lead into the second quarter. Despite the lull in scoring, the Bulldogs turned the tides in the second quarter after Sweeney drained another three-pointer and UMW ran on to take a 34-30 lead into the half.


Sweeney continued to lead the charge in the third quarter. She put up 13 points in the 27-16 scoring advantage and a 9-13 shooting performance from the field in the quarter.


Up 61-46 heading into the final frame, Shainy Mack drained her fifth three of the night and pushed Western out by 15 points.


Despite being outscored 17-12 in the final quarter of the game, the Bulldogs had enough of an edge from 15 total threes to ride on to a ten-point win at 73-63.



Notables

  • The Bulldogs racked up a season high of 15 three-pointers in the game following six threes from both Mack and Momberg.

  • Western was on fire from the three-point line, hitting 53.6 percent from the arc and hitting 15 threes.

  • Sweeney led the night with 23 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and a pair of steals.

  • Momberg followed with 20 points, six assists, and hit six threes.

  • Mack went 6-11 from the three-point line and racked up 18 points for the Bulldogs.

Up Next

Montana Western will travel this weekend to Billings, Mont. to cap the regular season with a game at Rocky Mountain College. Tip-off is at 2pm MT.



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