Wednesday’s Hot Ticket: Tech at Lewis-Clark State

Wednesday’s Hot Ticket: Tech at Lewis-Clark State

Frontier Conference women’s basketball playoffs
Montana Tech at Lewis-Clark State College, 8 p.m.
The Orediggers (14-16 overall, 4-14 conference) head to Lewiston, Idaho looking to extend their season when they take on the No. 21 Warriors (19-9, 11-7).

Tech lost its last four games of the regular season, including a buzzer-beating 62-60 overtime home loss Feb. 20. The Orediggers beat Lewis-Clark State 83-59 Dec. 7 in Butte, and the Warriors returned the favor with a 76-62 victory Feb. 8 in Lewiston.

Kiara Burlage, a 6-foot junior forward from Columbia Falls, averages 15.8 points and 7.4 rebounds to lead the Warriors, who are 12-3 on their home court this season. Senior guard Jamie Nielson is the only other Warrior averaging in double figures with 11.3 points per game.

Junior guard Jansen Edmiston adds 9.6 points to the lineup, while 6-2 junior forward Abbie Johnson contributes with 9.5 points and 6.9 boards per game.

Junior Mesa Williams, who scored her 1,000th career point late in the season, averages 15.2 points per game to lead the Orediggers. True Freshman Tavia Rooney adds 10.9 points and a league-best 10.9 rebounds per game.

Williams broke the Tech single-season rebounding record this season.

Senior Kaylee Zard adds 10.6 points per game, junior Mollie Peoples scores 10.3, and sophomore Dani Urick averages 9.8.



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