Peoples helps MSU-B go 2-0 on weekend

Montana State University-Billings went 2-0 over the weekend, picking up road wins at Central Washington and Northwest Nazarene in GNAC women’s basketball games.

They Yellowjackets beat Central Washington 77-44 Thursday in Ellensburg. On Saturday, MSU-B topped Nazarene 66-61 in Nampa, Idaho.

Janiel Olson registered 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead MSU-B on Thursday. Bobbi Knudsen added 17 points.

Butte Central graduate Quinn Peoples contributed with six points.

Peoples poured in four 3-pointers and scored 12 points in Saturday’s victory. She also pulled down five boards. Knudsen scored 25 points in that win.

The Yellowjackets (12-5 overall and 2-0 in league play) will be home this Thursday and Saturday against Saint Martin’s University and Western Oregon.

In other games involving Butte players competing in for out-of-town college games, Butte High graduate Natalee Faupel scored nine points for MSU-Northern as the Skylights fell 66-60 to Carroll College in Helena.

BC grad Kacie McKeon two points in the loss.

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