Dawgs outbattle Bears

Dawgs outbattle Bears

DILLON — Led by 27 points from Cedric Boone, Montana Western defeated Rocky Mountain College 94-80 in a Frontier Conference men’s basketball Saturday night at the Straugh Gymnasium. (Stats)

Shooting 48.4 percent from the field in the first period, Rocky trailed by only three points at 39-36 entering the half. The Battlin’ Bears were able to tie the game at 39-39 and 42-42 in the first minute of the second period. The Bulldogs responded, however, with an 11-3 run and held the lead for the rest of the game.

Boone had a big night with a team-high 27 points and seven assists for the Bulldogs. The pair of James Jones and Connor Burkhart each scored 17 points while Max Clark had 12.

Landing 7 of 13 from the floor, Clayton Ladine registered 20 points and a team-high six assists. Lukas Vining had 15 points in addition to 11 from Darius Henderson. Maxim Stephens had the night’s only double-double and the first of his career with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Rocky finished the night landing 27 of 65 from the floor and shot 32 percent from deep. Montana Western shot a 53.7 field goal percentage including a blistering 53.6 percent from beyond the arc.

The Battlin’ Bears held a 36-33 advantage in boards. The win was the second in as many nights for the Bulldogs.

With the loss, Rocky’s losing streak extends to four games.

Rocky and Western will both play at Montana Tech next week.



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