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Mack Drops Career High 26 Points in Overtime Loss to No. 17 Mounties

UMW Sports Press Release

LEWISTON, Idaho - The Montana Western women's basketball team (3-2) lost to the No. 17 ranked Eastern Oregon Mountaineers (2-0) 80-78 in an overtime battle.


Shainy Mack hit five threes and dropped 26 points in the game, a career high mark.



How It Happened

The Bulldogs were hot in the first frame, racking up 32 points behind ten points from Jordan Sweeney and nine from Mack. The Bulldogs were unstoppable from the field, hitting 14 of 19 shots.


The second frame saw Payton Hagy drop 11 points after she hit three shots from the arc for the Bulldogs. UMW would take a handsome 49-37 lead into the half.


The Mounties began to chip away at their lead in the third, bringing the score within sic points following a layup from EOU's Haley Robinett. Sweeney capped off the quarter with a layup and a free throw for a UMW 65-56 lead.


EOU grabbed their first lead since the first quarter after a layup from Beverly Slater. Keke Davis answered with a layup to give UMW the lead once more. Mack hit a three with six seconds remaining to tie the game and force overtime for the two teams knotted up at 73.


EOU outscored the Bulldogs by two down the stretch and claimed the victory 80-78.



Notables

  • The Bulldogs outshot the Mounties 44.1 to 38.1 percent across the matchup. Despite the positive shooting performance, EOU capitalized on second chance points and hit 22 points compared to two from the Bulldogs.

  • EOU also utilized points in the paint, putting up 48 points in the paint with UMW putting in 22.

  • Mack led the Bulldogs with 26 points and three steals. She also added four assists.

  • Sweeney had 21 points, seven assists, and nine rebounds. She also racked up three steals in the game.

  • Hagy hit double-digits, totaling 11 points and adding two rebounds of her own.

Up Next

The Bulldogs take a week off from play and will travel to Lakeland, Fla. to take on Southeastern University (Fla.) and St. Thomas University (Fla.) next weekend Nov. 17 and 18.



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