Make it four in a row for Western’s Brianna King

Make it four in a row for Western’s Brianna King
Montana Western's Brianna King takes the ball down court as Montana Tech's Hailey Crawford defends in a Dec. 4 game at the HPER Complex. (Butte Sports file photo)

WHITEFISH — Brianna King of the University of Montana Western and Match Burnham of Carroll College were named the Frontier Conference basketball Players of the Week, the league announced today.

The honor marks the fourth straight week King has received the award. She has won it five out of the last six weeks.

King is a 5-foot-5 senior guard from Spokane, Washington. No. 4 Montana Western went 2-0 on a weekend home stand. The Bulldogs beat No. 22 Rocky Mountain College 73-63 and No. 8 Carroll College 58-54.

King averaged 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, two steals and 1.5 blocks. She was 16 of 31 (52 percent) from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line.

Against Rocky, she scored her 1,000th career point in just her 50th game as a Bulldog.

Jossilyn Blackman of Lewis-Clark State, Tiara Gilham of MSU-Northern, Brittney Johnson of Carroll College, Emily Maldonado of the University of Providence, Kloie Thatcher of Rocky Mountain College and Mesa Williams of Montana Tech were also nominated for the award.

Burnham is a 6-8 senior from Spangle, Washington. The third-ranked Saints won two road games over the weekend. Carroll beat No. 10 Lewis-Clark State 84-78 and Montana Western 91-78.

For the weekend, Burnham averaged 27.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. He was 19 of 25 from the field including 6 of 9, 3-point field goals. Burnham was 11 of 13 from the free throw line (85 percent).

Caulin Bakalarski of MSU-Northern, Brandon Cotton of the University of Providence, Cory Dollarhide of Lewis-Clark State, Kooper Kidgell of Montana Western, Troy Owens Jr. of Montana Tech and Jared Samuelson of Rocky Mountain College were also nominated.

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