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Momberg Ties Western Three-Point Record In Win Over Rocky Mountain

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information Picture credit Terri Haverfield

DILLON, Mont. – Montana Western put together an impressive performance today after they defeated the RV Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears 86-65 this afternoon.

Joelnell Momberg's seven threes helped her to a career-high 24 points in the game. She ties the school record with the total, a record she now shares with alumni Alison Burlingame (1999) and Jill Dana (2007).

How It Happened

Western took control of the first quarter early on, pushing to a 16-7 lead in the first four minutes behind six from Momberg. Momberg would hit nine points on the way to a 21-14 Western lead heading into the second quarter.

Shainy Mack banged a pair of three-pointers that kicked off a slew of triples for the Bulldogs. Montana Western would go on to hit seven threes in the first half alone and take a 45-32 lead at the half.

The Bulldogs continued with their three-point barrage as Mack drained her fourth three just seconds into the third quarter. Despite the hot start, Rocky went on a 9-2 scoring run across a three-minute stretch to close back in to 50-41.

Momberg continued to add to the Bulldog three count as she hit a pair of threes down the stretch to help UMW to get back out to a 62-50 lead heading into the final ten minutes.

Western kept the momentum and rattled off four threes and rode a 64.3 shooting percentage through the fourth to outscore Rocky 24-15 in the quarter and win by a final score of 86-65.


  • Western's three-point total of 14 threes neared the record of 16 total in a game, a record that has been held since 2007 against Walla Walla College.

  • The Bulldogs have now won two-straight in Frontier play and are 3-2 in conference.

  • Jordan Sweeney had her first double-double of the season after she totaled 16 points and 13 assists. She came one assists shy of breaking Western's assists in a game record. The record is currently held by Kelly Pankratz from the 2007 season.

  • Mack also added 16 points and Maddy Moy put up 11 points.

  • Keke Davis led the team in rebounds after she totaled nine in the contest.

Up Next

Montana Western moves to 3-2 in conference play and will stay in Dillon for a matchup with No. 6 ranked Carroll College on Thursday Jan. 25. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium.

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