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Montana Western survives scares in 1st game of the season

Posted at 10:55 PM, Oct 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 12:53:18-04

DILLON – It was a nerve-racking season opener for the Montana Western men’s basketball team on Saturday, but a win is a win.

Salish Kootenai was hitting from deep all game, and the up-tempo style from both teams led each to pace toward 100 points around halftime. The game went back and forth during the second half, but Western’s size proved to be a huge factor as the Bulldogs out-rebounded the Bison 38-31. Cedric Boone and company made big plays for the Bulldogs when it mattered, and Western notched a 94-89 win.

Montana Western will next head into an exhibition against Montana State on Oct. 30.