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Montana Tech men, women collect wins over Rocky Mountain College

Posted at 9:25 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-10 10:11:16-05

BUTTE  — The Montana Tech basketball teams scored a pair of wins against Rocky Mountain College on Saturday at the HPER Complex.

In the women's game, Tavia Rooney netted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Orediggers rolled past the Battlin' Bears 69-56.

Tech (3-4 overall, 3-4 in the Frontier Conference) led 16-10 after one quarter and built a 39-27 lead by halftime.

Dani Urick led Tech with 16 points and Mesa Williams had 11.

The Battlin' Bears (0-3, 0-3) were led by 16 points from Mackenzie Dethman and 9 from Kloie Thatcher, a Butte Central graduate who was playing against her hometown college.

In the men's game, Cody Baumstarck had a double-double and Sindou Diallo added 17 as the Orediggers raced by Rocky 84-63.

Tech (3-4, 3-2) built an insurmountable 43-21 lead by halftime.

Baumstarck's double-double was a game-high 19 points and 10 rebounds. Markieth Brown added 11 points.

The Battlin' Bears (1-2, 1-2) were led by 12 points from Tayshawun Bradford and 11 from Darius Henderson.

Tech and Rocky face off again Sunday. The women tip off at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.