Clark, Dawgs top Rocky once again
GREAT FALLS — The University of Providence swept a Frontier Conference doubleheader with Montana Tech Sunday at the McLaughlin Center.
The Argos beat Tech 77-53 in the women’s game before the Providence men held off a late Oredigger rally for an 84-78 win. The 10-1 Providence men won all four games against the Orediggers this season. The Argos took three of four from the Tech women.
Emily Maldonado scored 23 points to lead three Argos in double figures in the hopener. Maddy Dixon scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. She alo blocked three shots. Parker Esary scored 13 for Providence, which led 16-6 after the first quarter and 35-18 at halftime.
Mollie Peoples scored 19 points and dropped three assists to lead the Orediggers (4-12), who lost their seventh straight game. Dani Urick scored 13.
Rashee Stocks scored 18 points to pace the Argo men. Marcus Stephens asdded 16, while Zaccheus Darko-Kelly scored 13 and Davien Harris-Williams netted 11.
Four Orediggers scored in double figures, with Sindou Diallo leading the way with 18. Derrius Collins added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Orediggers (9-9, 9-7), who say Taylor England post a double-double with 16 points and 13 boards.
Markieth Brown Jr. scored 13 in the loss.
Next up for the Orediggers is a trip to Billings to take on Rocky Mountain College next Saturday and Sunday. Tech then closes the regular season Feb. 20-21 at home against MSU-Northern.
Montana Western 90, Rocky Mountain College 80
DILLON — Max Clark scored a career-high 36 points Saturday, and the Bulldogs completed the weekend sweep of the Battlin’ Bears at the Straugh Gymnasium. (Stats)
Jalen Hodges scored 17 points for Western, which trailed 44-43 at halftime. Tanner Haverfield scored 11.
Darius Henderson scored 17 points to lead the Bears. Nick Hart added 15 points, seven rebounds and six assists.
Western will play MSU-Northern next weekend in Havre.