Western men top Argos, will face Orediggers

DILLON — Montana Western’s men’s basketball team has booked a date in Butte.

Max Clark scored 18 points to lead four Bulldogs in double figures Tuesday night, and Western beat the University of Providence 68-62 in the quarterfinals of the Frontier Conference tournament at the Straugh Gymnasium. (Stats)

The win sends the Bulldogs to the semifinals, where they will take on the Orediggers at 7 p.m. Friday at the HPER Complex.

In Tuesday’s other quarterfinal game, MSU-Northern beat Rocky Mountain College 74-67 in Havre. The Lights will head to Helena to take on Carroll College on Friday.

Western led 39-22 at halftime and held off the Argos for their 19th win of the season. Jamal Stephenson added 13 points for Western (19-12). Tanner Haverfield scored 12, and Ky Kouba came off the bench to score 10.

The Bulldogs also got seven points from Jalen Hodges, six points from Michael Haverfield and two from Jok Jok. Tanner Haverfield and Hodges each grabbed six rebounds, and Stevenson, Hodges and Tanner Haverfield dished four assists apiece.

Brendan Howard scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Argos, who close the season at 11-18. Dawson Fowler added eight points and 10 rebounds.

MSU-Northern 74, Rocky Mountain College 67
HAVRE — Mascio McCadney poured 18 points to lead the way as the Lights knocked off the Battlin’ Bears at the Armory Gymnasium. (Stats)

David Harris scored 7 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Northern (18-12), which led 37-32 at the half. C.J. Nelson scored 12 points, and Jesse Keltner added nine points and nine bards.

Abdul Bah scored 26 points to lead the Bears, who close the season at 11-16. Jesse Owens scored 16 points, while Beau Santistevan tossed in 10. Nick Hart contributed with nine points and 11 boards.