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Montana Tech women upset Lewis-Clark State, men lose

Posted: 8:24 AM, Dec 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-08 10:24:22-05
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BUTTE -- Mesa Williams scored 25 points, Kaylee Zard added 17 and Tavia Rooney had another big double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds to help Montana Tech upset Lewis-Clark State 83-59 in Frontier Conference women's basketball action on Saturday.

The Orediggers built an 18-10 lead by the end of the first quarter and never trailed, ultimately ballooning the lead to the final 24-point margin with a 30-point effort in the fourth quarter.

Tech was efficient shooting, making 25 of 52 field goals, seven of 18 3-pointers and 26 of 31 free throws. Williams was 8-of-12 shooting and made five 3-pointers in the win, and Zard was a perfect 9 of 9 at the free throw line. She added eight rebounds, as well.

Dani Urick contributed 12 points and five assists, while Mollie Peoples added 14 points.

Peyton Souvenir led Lewis-Clark with 16 points in the loss.

Tech (9-2 overall, 1-1 Frontier Conference) is off until Dec. 18 when it will play San Diego Christian in Phoenix.

The Lewis-Clark State men, meanwhile, pulled away in the second half for an 89-81 win over Montana Tech.

Trystan Bradley (23), Hodges Bailey (22), Josiah Westbrook (19) and Damek Mitchell (11) each finished in double-figure scoring for the Warriors, who outscored Tech 51-35 in the second half to get the win.

Tech was led by Sindou Diallo's 31 points.

The Orediggers (4-5, 0-2), according to the schedule on the team website, don't play again until Dec. 27 against Walla Walla.