Western’s Wilson is Frontier POW

Alecia Wilson of Montana Western was named the Frontier Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

Wilson is a 5-foot-11 senior wing from Helena. The Bulldogs earned a place in the conference playoffs with a pair of home wins. Western edged Montana Tech 62-60 and Lewis-Clark State 66-65. In the win over Montana Tech, Wilson hit the game winning basket with three seconds remaining in the game.

For the week, she averaged 14.5 points and 10 rebounds. She was 11 of 25 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Wilson played 71 of 80 minutes with only three turnovers.

Also nominated: Lindsey Abramson of the University of Great Falls, Torrie Cahill of Carroll College, Annie Kane of Lewis-Clark State, Brittany Kumm of Rocky Mountain College and Cydney Tibbits of Westminster College.


P.J. Bolte of Lewis-Clark State was named the Frontier Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Bolte is a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Tacoma, Wash. The Warriors split their final regular season road trip. LCSC lost at Montana Western 58-74 and then beat Carroll College 84-65 to clinch the regular-season conference title.

For the week, Bolte averaged 21 points, four rebounds, one assist, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks. He was 13 of 21 from the field (62 percent) and 14 of 16 from the free throw line. In the win over Carroll, Bolte scored 32 points.

Also nominated: Joel Barndt of Rocky Mountain College, Alex Drecksel of Westminster College, Dennis Mikelonis of Carroll College, Jake Owsley of Montana Western, Corbin Pearson of Montana State-Northern, Johnie Sanders of Dickinson State.

— Frontier Conference