DILLON — It is said that lightning never strikes the same place twice.

Montana Western’s electric second-half performance sparked a huge road win against rival Carroll College in December, but the Bulldogs aren’t allowing themselves to end up in a similar situation when the two teams square off in Dillon Thursday night.

“We definitely didn’t have the first half that we wanted to at all [in the first game],” said Western forward Riley King. “We were pretty fortunate to have the second half that we did. … I think Carroll is a tremendous team, and that was a pretty rare occurrence, is them being able to blow that lead. Hopefully, we come out to a good start this time, and we don’t put ourselves in that situation.”

King’s teammate, Dom Robinson, knows that the Saints will be marching into Dillon with revenge on their minds.

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“That definitely can’t happen against Carroll,” Robinson said. “The first time, we got down 20 and we had to fight back from that. … We beat them at their house last time, so, I mean, they’re obviously gonna try to come in and outplay us.”