(Argo Athletics media release)
GREAT FALLS -– The University of Providence women's basketball team outscored No. 19 Montana Western Bulldogs 27-7 in the fourth quarter en route to a 70-41 blowout victory Friday night.
Kenedy Cartwright led the way with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists, while Jenna Randich scored 16 points, including 4 three-pointers. Bailey Cartwright had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds and also added 5 steals and 4 blocks. Emilee Maldonado scored 10 points and 6 assists.
"I was so pleased with how we played tonight," head coach Bill Himmelberg said. "We defended well the whole game. In the 4th quarter we moved the ball exceptionally well and we hit almost all of our shots. The team work was amazing the whole game but it especially showed that 4th quarter. This was our best game of the entire year."
Gracey Meyer and Savanna Bignell both led the Bulldogs with 9 points, while Paige Holmes added 7. The Bulldogs mustered only 27.7% from the field, including 29.4% from beyond the arc and 58.8% from the free throw line.
Though Himmelberg was pleased with the performance, he knows the team has to regroup for a big matchup tomorrow against #23 Rocky Mountain, a team they haven't beaten yet this year.
"Our backs are still against the wall," he said. "We talked about the path we need to take to get where we need to go. They know the importance of the game. We need to find a way to win tomorrow. We haven't had back to back big wins in a while. We need to do that tomorrow. We have to find a way to get Rocky."
MEN: Providence 93, Montana Western 76
Zaccheus Darko-Kelly continued his tear through the Frontier Conference with a career-high 40 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in a 93-76 win over his former team Montana Western.
Jaxen Hashley added 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists while Dawson Fowler pitched in 15 points and seven rebounds. James Jones had 25 points in a losing effort for the Bulldogs.