DILLON — The third-ranked Montana Western women’s basketball team beat 20th-ranked University of Providence, 82-74, on Saturday evening to avenge its only loss of the season.
Providence led just once — after the game’s opening basket — before Montana Western ran away from the Argos.
Brianna King dropped a game-high 37 points for the Bulldogs, who built an 18-point lead in the first half. Western led by 12 at halftime and 13 after the third quarter, as the game was never in doubt after the first 15 minutes.
King shot 13 of 21 from the floor, hit four 3-pointers and sunk all seven of her free throws. Teammate Tori Anderson had a huge game, too, hitting seven triples on her way to 25 points. Montana Western forced 16 Providence turnovers and committed just five. The Bulldogs were beaten badly on the glass, but they made up for it from behind the arc and the free throw line, combining to outscore Providence by 22 points from those two spots.
Montana Western improves to 16-1 overall, 7-1 in the Frontier Conference. Providence drops to 13-7, 2-6.