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Montana Tech men, Montana Western women complete weekend sweeps

Posted at 6:48 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 10:39:53-05

BUTTE — The Montana Tech men and Montana Western women wrapped up doubleheader Frontier Conference basketball sweeps this weekend in Butte.

In the women's game, Brynley Fitzgerald again led all scorers as she racked up a game-high 22 points to power the Bulldogs to a 61-52 win over Tech.

The win gave Western the weekend sweep over the Orediggers and three wins in four games against Tech this season.

The Bulldogs (10-4 overall, 8-4 in the Frontier Conference) led by just 2 points at the half but outscored the Orediggers 17-11 in the third quarter and 15-10 in the fourth.

Shainy Mack added 13 points for Western, Lilly Gopher had 9 and Mesa King scored 8.

Tech (4-10, 4-10) was paced by 10 points apiece from Jaden Comings and Dani Urick.

In the men's game, Derrius Collins led his team with 15 points as the Orediggers fended off Western down the stretch to walk away with an 82-76 win, a doubleheader sweep, three wins over the Bulldogs in the past week and four victories against Western in the past month.

Derrius Collins added 15 points for Tech (9-7, 9-5) and Sindou Diallo and Nate Ward each had 12 to give the Orediggers four total players in double figures.

The Bulldogs (3-8, 2-8) were paced by a game-high 27 points from Jalen Hodges, 16 from Tanner Haverfield and 10 from Max Clark.

Western travels to face Providence on Wednesday while Tech heads to Great Falls next weekend for a doubleheader against the Argos.