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Momberg Records Career High In Frontier Opening Win Over Skylights

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

The Montana Western women's basketball team (9-5) opened up Frontier Conference play with a victory over the MSU-Northern Skylights by a final score of 60-48.



Joelnell Momberg was money from the three-point line as she hit four threes on her way to a career high 22 points in tonight's win. She went nine of 17 from the field and added five rebounds to the team total of 45.


"We did a great job of letting our defense carry our game today. We got contributions from everyone on the team." Head Coach Britt Cooper said.


How It Happened

Montana Western got out to an impressive start after their defense held the Skylights to one for 14 from the field and a 15-2 lead heading into the second frame.


MSU-Northern got back on track and ran on a three-minute 6-0 scoring run to start the second quarter. Skylight forward Savannah Toms went a perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe and put up six points in the quarter to lead the Skylights to a 14-7 advantage in the quarter.


With a 22-16 lead heading into the third quarter, Jordan Sweeney found her rhythm and knocked down 11 points with three triples to send the Bulldogs into the fourth up 44-31.


Despite being outscored 17-16 by the Skylights, Momberg and Sweeney combined for 13 points for a Bulldog 60-48 victory.



Notables

  • The Bulldogs recorded a season high of 45 team rebounds in tonight's win, despite tying a season team high of 19 turnovers.

  • Tonight's win marks the seventh straight win over MSU-Northern, spanning back to the 2020-21 season.

  • As a team, the Bulldogs shot well below their season three-point percentage of 32.6 with a 26.7 in the game.

  • Momberg's career high surpassed her previous high (19 points) that was recorded this season back on Nov. 18 against St. Thomas (Fla.).

  • Sweeney totaled 17 points and seven assists, just one assist shy of her season high mark of eight.

  • Keke Davis also had an impressive night, bringing in seven rebounds with two on the offensive side of the court and adding nine points to the board.

Up Next

Montana Western moves to 1-0 in conference play and will travel to the no. 5 ranked Carroll College next Thursday Jan. 11 for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off time.



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