King’s 32-point effort leads Bulldogs past Bobcats

King’s 32-point effort leads Bulldogs past Bobcats
Montana Western’s Brianna King gets a shot off as St. Thomas University’s Kristina Bugarski defends Thursday night at the Straugh Gymnasium. (Photo by Wally Feldt)

DILLON — Brianna King is a name you’re going to know well.

The newest member of the Montana Western women’s basketball team poured in 32 points to lead the Bulldogs to an 87-75 win over St. Thomas University of Florida Thursday night at the Straugh Gymnasium. Stats

King, a 5-foot-5 junior transfer from Spokane Falls Community College, hit three 3-pointers and connected on 11 of 12 free throws in the win. She also dished out four assists and grabbed five rebounds for the Bulldogs, who broke open a 64-all game by outscoring the Bobcats 23-11 in the fourth quarter.

Britt Cooper added 11 points, while Cierra Lamey posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Western’s Cierra Lamey goes up for a hoop. (Photo by Wally Feldt)

Western also got eight points from Paige Holms, six from Shannon Worster, four from Darby Schey, three from Tori Anderson and two apiece from Sierra Bignell and Theresa Mac-Dangosu.

Four Bobcats reached double figures, while Samara Auguste leading the way with 18 points. Katie Reinas scored 17 for St. Thomas, which also got 15 from Ebony Griffin and 11 from Kristina Bugarski.

The game completed an 0-3 swing through Montana for the Bobcats, who were competitive but lost to Tech on Tuesday in Butte and to Carroll College in Helena on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs take a couple of weeks off before playing in a tournament in Caldwell, Idaho, Nov. 24-25.

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