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Montana Western men, women cruise in routs over Salish Kootenai

Posted at 12:35 PM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 14:53:13-05

PABLO — The Montana Western men’s and women’s basketball teams cruised to double-digit wins at Salish Kootenai on Sunday.

Montana Western men 124, Salish Kootenai 55

Carter Kearns had a team-high 18 points to lead 12 Montana Western players in scoring as the Bulldogs downed Salish Kootenai 124-55.

Kearns totaled the 18 points in only 17 minutes of action, knocking down four 3-pointers and grabbing seven rebounds. The former Hamilton standout was one of six Bulldogs to reach double-digit scoring: Tanner Haverfield had 16 points and eight rebounds, Cedric Boone added 15 points and Derrek Durocher 13, while Kooper Kidgell and Troy Scott chipped in with 10 each.

Western hit 11 3-pointers in the opening half and shot 54 percent from the floor in accumulating 66 points. The Bulldogs limited Salish Kootenai to only six field goals and 18 points in the first half.

The complete box score can be viewed by clicking here.

Montana Western travels south to Chandler, Ariz. for the 2018 Cactus Classic this weekend, meeting Menlo College, Vanguard University and Thompson Rivers University on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, respectively.

Montana Western women 100, Salish Kootenai 18

The Montana Western women set a program record for margin of victory with a 100-18 win over Salish Kootenai. Paige Holmes had a career-high and game-high 20 points to lead five Bulldogs in double-figure scoring: Brianna King and Darby Schye each had 16, Tori Anderson aded 15 and Savanna Bignell chipped in 11.

Anderson and Bignell each knocked down three 3-pointers, as the Bulldogs made 11 3s as a team. Western had 31 assists on 44-of-78 shooting from the floor. King and Cierra Lamey eadh dished out five assists in the win.

The complete box score can be viewed by clicking here.

Like the men, the Western women next travel to Chandler, Ariz. The ninth-ranked Bulldogs will meet No. 12 Our Lady of the Lake University on Dec. 19, Benedictine University at Mesa on Dec. 20 and 14th-ranked Menlo College on Dec. 21.