Western’s King, Boone receive Frontier honors

Western’s King, Boone receive Frontier honors

WHITEFISH — At this point, they might as well name the Frontier Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after Brianna King.

The Montana Western senior guard won the award for the fifth straight week Monday. She has taken it home six out of the last seven weeks.

Cedric Boone of Montana Western took home the men’s honor for the first time.

King is a 5-foot-5 senior guard from Spokane, Washington. No. 3 Montana Western went 2-0 on a weekend home stand. The Bulldogs beat MSU-Northern 64-47 and No. 20 University of Providence 82-74.

King averaged 28 points, 2.5 rebounds, two assists, 3.5 steals and one block per game. She was 21 of 39 (54 percent) from the field, 7 of 18, 3-point field goals and 7 of 7 from the free throw line. She scored a season and conference high 37 points in the win over Providence.

Butte native Kloie Thatcher of Rocky Mountain College was also honored along with Dani Urick of Montana Tech, Christine Denny of Carroll College, Peyton Kehr of MSU-Northern and Emily Maldonado of the University of Providence.

Boone is a 6-1 junior guard from Minnetonka, Minnesota. Montana Western lost two conference games over the weekend, losing to MSU-Northern 81-63 and 93-90 to No. 22 University of Providence in overtime.

For the weekend, Boone averaged 28.5 points, three rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals. He was 21 of 46 from the field including 12 of 23, 3-point field goals. Boone made 3 of 4 from the free throw line. He scored a career high 31 points in the loss to Providence.

Taylor England of Montana Tech was also nominated, along with Caulin Bakalarski of MSU-Northern, Cordel Hankerson of Lewis-Clark State, Satchel McDonald of Rocky Mountain College, Jalen Shepard of the University of Providence and Dane Warp of Carroll College.

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