Western men bounce back with lopsided win

DILLON — The University of Montana Western men’s basketball team bounced back in a big way from their season-opening loss on Friday night as they rolled past Northwest Indian College 110-77. Stats

The 110 points are the most they Bulldogs have scored since 2009, when they put in 127 against Multnomah. The scoring was very balanced as seven players scored in double figures and 12 Bulldogs scored in the game.

They were led by senior Ryan McCarty’s 17 and Dexter Williams, Jr.’s 11. Five others scored exactly 10 points on the night – Shyke Smalls, Quinn Smith, Connor Woodill, Cameron Evans and Troy Scott. Kurtis Parson just missed double digits as he scored nine points on three 3-pointers.

Montana Western who struggled to find the bottom of the net last night as they shot 36 percent from the field, found much more success tonight as they finished 41-80 from the field for a 51 percent mark.

Freshman Kooper Kidgell led Montana Western with nine rebounds and five assists to go with his seven points in the second game of his career, he also played a team-high 20 minutes.

Smalls added seven rebounds and five assists, Scott and Evans each grabbed six rebounds.

As a team, Montana western had 23 assists and knocked down 12 3-pointers in route to a big bounce back win.

— Montana Western Sports Information

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