Western’s King makes it three straight POWs

Western’s King makes it three straight POWs

WHITEFISH — Brianna King of the University of Montana Western and Damek Mitchell of Lewis-Clark State College were named Frontier Conference Basketball Player of the Week honors, the league announced today.

The award is the third straight for King, who took home the honor for the fourth time this season.

King is a 5-foot-5 senior guard from Spokane, Washington. No. 4 Montana Western went 1-1 on the road. The Bulldogs beat MSU-Northern 64-30 and lost to No. 13 University of Providence 61-50. The loss to the Argos was UMW’s first of the season.

King averaged 23.5 points, four rebounds and 1.5 steals. She was 18 of 44 from the field including and 2 of 3 from the free throw line.

Jossilyn Blackman of Lewis-Clark State, Brooke Jones of Rocky Mountain College, Peyton Kehr of MSU-Northern, Jaidyn Lyman of Carroll College and Emilee Maldonado of the University were also nominated.

Mitchell is a 5-9 sophomore guard from Bellingham, Washington. The 10th-ranked Warriors dropped two games over the weekend. Lewis-Clark lost at No. 23University of Providence 89-76 and at MSU-Northern 99-95.

For the weekend, Mitchell averaged 29.5 points, three rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. He was 21 of 36 in field goals including 10 of 15, 3-point field goals, and 7 of 11 from free throw line. His 39 points against Northern was the most from a LCSC player in five seasons.

Devin Bray of MSU-Northern, Brandon Cotton of the University of Providence, Kooper Kidgell of Montana Western, Troy Owens Jr. of Montana Tech, Jared Samuelson of Rocky Mountain College and Matt Wyman of Carroll College were also nominated.

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