BILLINGS – If you woke up Wednesday and saw that the Montana Western women’s basketball team is the NAIA national champions you aren’t dreaming. Last night the Bulldogs cut the nets down to a 75-59 win over Oklahoma City University. And there was little doubt that they’d be the one hoisting the trophy at the end of the night
“I mean honestly, I felt confident the whole game that we had it. Just the way everyone was playing and our energy and obviously the crowd helped pick up our energy,” says tournament MVP Bri King.
You would’ve thought the Metra was Straugh Gymnasium last night. Bulldog fans from all across the treasure state came to witness history.
“It’s special and to have the crowd support we did obviously from the city of Dillon, Bulldog alumni, Bulldog nation was awesome,” said head coach and NAIA coach of the year Lindsay Woolley.
The small city of Dillon has a national championship. For senior Tori Anderson, that’ll be something she’ll remember forever, giving that community something they will relish for many years to come.
“Dillon is amazing, the support is amazing. They traveled four hours to cheer us on. The whole time they kept yelling at us, it was amazing,” said Anderson.
Through every setback this Bulldog squad faced this year, Tuesday night proved that they truly were the best team in the nation
“It’s amazing. There’s no one I’d rather win a championship with than this team,” added King.
“I’m just really happy for these kids. Our seniors got last in the league their freshman year. For them to grind and grind a grind and get better, really happy for them,” Woolley said.