Diallo’s 23 points leads Diggers past Dawgs

Diallo’s 23 points leads Diggers past Dawgs
Montana Tech's Sindou Diallo drives as Montana Western's James Jones defends Saturday night at the Straugh Gymnasium in Dillon. (Wally Feldt photo)

DILLON — Sindou Diallo poured in 23 points Saturday night, and Montana Tech’s men’s basketball team knocked off Montana Western 63-58 at the Straugh Gymnasium. (Stats)

The Oredigger junior scored nine of those points from the free throw line for the Orediggers, who built a 30-20 halftime lead and held off the Bulldogs in the second half.

Dylan Pannabecker and Taylor England each scored 12 points for Tech (10-5), which evened its Frontier record at 2-2. Pannabecker gabbed nine rebounds, while England pulled down eight.

Derrius Collins scored five points in the win. Tech also got four points from Troy Owens Jr., three from Christian Jones and two apiece from Drew Huse and Cody Baumstarck.

James Jones scored 19 points to lead the Bulldogs (7-8, 0-4). Cedric Boone scored nine points for Western, which got seven points and eight rebounds from Connor Burkhart.

The Orediggers will be home next Thursday and Saturday to take on the University of Providence and MSU-Norther. Western will play at Carroll College on Friday before playing host to Rocky Mountain College on Saturday.

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