UMW News BureauThe Montana Western men's basketball team improved to 7-2 in Frontier Conference action with two impressive home wins on Feb. 6 and 7. The Bulldogs are 19-6 overall. The Bulldog women dropped two over the weekend as they fell to Carroll College 67-55 on Friday and Rocky Mountain 78-76 on Saturday. The two losses gave the Bulldogs a 3-6 record in league games and a 7-15 overall record. By Wally Feldt The Montana Western men's basketball team improved to 7-2 in Frontier Conference action with two impressive home wins on Feb. 6 and 7. The Bulldogs are 19-6 overall. The Bulldogs rolled over the Carroll College Saints 86-56 and edged the Rocky Mountain College Bears 91-88 in a double overtime thriller. In the win over Carroll, the Bulldogs led from start to finish. The Bulldogs hit 62 percent of their field goals and scored 22 points off Carroll turnovers. Terry Hauser led the scoring with 21 points followed by JaRon Brown with 18 and Brandon Brown with 13. Against Rocky, the Bulldogs struggled offensively until mid-way through the second half. The Bulldogs chipped away at the Rocky lead with an 11-3 run capped by a Hauser three-point basket. Garrett Fink's three-point basket with nine seconds remaining in regulation sent the game into overtime. Neither team could gain control in the first overtime period. In the second overtime, a Brandon Brown jumper with 47 seconds remaining proved to be the game winner. Brown led the Bulldog scoring with 22 followed by JaRon Brown with 19, Fink and Hauser with 13, Layne Glaus with 12 and Tyler Hurley with 10. The Bulldog women dropped two over the weekend as they fell to Carroll College 67-55 on Friday and Rocky Mountain 78-76 on Saturday. The two losses gave the Bulldogs a 3-6 record in league games and a 7-15 overall record. The Bulldogs struggled offensively against Carroll and did not have an defensive answer for the Saints' high-powered offense. Carroll also out-rebounded Montana Western 42-32. Stephanie Dana led the Bulldogs with 15 points followed by Nicole Tams with 12 points. Against Rocky on Saturday, the Bulldogs took control at the mid-way point of the first half and built an eight-point lead with just under seven minutes left in the half. The Bulldogs led at the half. Rocky opened the second half with an 8-0 run to tie the game at 40. The Bulldogs went cold from the field and trailed 50-59 with nine minutes remaining, but came back with a 13-2 run to take their first lead since the first half at 63-61. Rocky took advantage of several Bulldog turnovers to build their lead back to six. The Bulldogs clawed their way back and trailed by two with nine seconds remaining. A Kristen Luedtke jumper rattled the rim but did not fall as time ran out. Tams led the team with 22 points followed by Dana with 15. The Bulldog men and women play at Westminster College this Thursday, Feb. 11 and at Lewis-Clark State on Saturday, Feb. 13.
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