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Montana Tech falls in season opener to University of Calgary

Montana Tech women's basketball
Posted at 7:53 PM, Oct 19, 2019

BUTTE — (Editors note: Montana Tech athletics release)

The Montana Tech women's basketball team lost a thrilling season-opening contest to University of Calgary on Saturday night at Kelvin Sampson Court.

The Orediggers rallied back after a sluggish start that put them behind 9-0 to begin the contest. Montana Tech outscored the Dinos 18-12 in the second quarter to head into the locker room tied up at 39-39.

Montana Tech finished the contest shooting just 30.1 percent from the floor while the Dinos didn't fair much better shooting at a 33.9 percent clip. The Orediggers outrebounded the Dinos 44-32 and collected 16 offensive rebounds.

Mollie Peoples scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Diggers while freshman Tavia Rooney chipped in 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Mesa Williams was also in double-digits scoring 12 points.

Calgary was led in scoring by Liene Stalidzane who scored 17 points.

Montana Tech gets back in action when they play Salish Kootenai College on Friday, October 25th at 5:00 P.M. as part of the Fall Classic Tournament held on Kelvin Sampson Court.