Tech’s Taylor England receives Frontier honor

Tech’s Taylor England receives Frontier honor
Montana Tech's Taylor England and Josh Eckmann of Rocky Mountain College battle for a rebound as Rocky's Grant Wallace hits the deck Jan 23 at the Montana Tech HPER Complex. (Butte Sports file photo)

WHITEFISH — Montana Tech’s men’s basketball team has played two games this season, and Oredigger senior Taylor England has been named the Frontier Conference Player of the Week following each.

England took home the honor Monday. The 6-foot-7 Helena native scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Tech in a 79-70 loss to No. 8 College of Idaho in Dillon. England, who dished out two assists, made 14 of 15 free throws in the loss.

England also received the honor on Oct. 26.

Dani Wagner of Carroll College received the women’s weekly honor. The 5-9 Havre native helped lead the Saints to two wins at the Thanksgiving Classic in Helena.

The Saints beat Valley City State (N.D.) 69-32 and (RV) Lewis-Clark State 99-48. Wagner averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal per game.

McKenzie Gunter of MSU-Northern and Jenni Weber of Montana Western were also nominated for the award.

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