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Bulldogs Win Battle In Billings Over Blue Hawks

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

After racing to a quick start and putting up 29 points in the first quarter, the Bulldogs were able to cling to the lead and top Dickinson State (N.D.) 66-57 in the first day of the Hampton Inn Green and Gold Classic.

Three Bulldogs hit double digits in scoring with Jordan Sweeney leading the way with 18 points and seven assists.

How It Happened

UMW was hot from the jump, putting together an 11-0 scoring run across the first two minutes of the game. Shainy Mack and Sweeney combined for four threes in the quarter as UMW hit 5-8 from the arc in the quarter.

Up 29-10 heading into the second quarter, the Bulldogs' scoring slowed as Dickinson State found their footing and brought the game back to 41-24 heading into the half.

Dickinson continued to chip away, but the Bulldog women stayed at arm's length through the game. A 5-0 run from the Blue Hawks cut the UMW lead to seven with five minutes to play.

With three minutes to play, Mack drained another three that pushed the lead to 10 and the Red and Black held on to win the game 66-57 down the stretch.


  • As a team, UMW shot 43.1 percent compared to the Blue Hawks who shot 34.7 percent.

  • UMW was perfect at the charity stripe in the matchup, hitting eight shots on four trips to the line.

  • Sweeney led with a team high 18 points and dished out seven assists. She also pulled in five rebounds and grabbed two steals.

  • After hitting three threes in the matchup, Mack totaled 15 points and went a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line.

  • Maddy Moy scored 10 points and added three rebounds to her total.

Up Next

Montana Western is back in action tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. to take on Southern Alberta Institute of Technology for the second day of the Hampton Inn Green and Gold Classic.

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