Williams, Estey take home Frontier weekly honors

Montana Western's Dexter Williams takes the ball to the hoop in the Bulldogs' Jan. 7 win over Montana Tech in Butte. (Bill Foley photo)

Dexter Williams Jr. of Montana Western and Katie Estey of Carroll College were named the Frontier Conference Basketball Players of the Week, the league announced today.

Williams, a 6-foot-4 senior forward from Jacksonville, Florida, took home the men’s honor after helping No. 25 Western split a weekend home series. The Bulldogs beat Montana Tech 80-47 and lost to third-ranked Lewis-Clark State 92-79.

Williams averaged 25 points, 7.5 rebounds, three assists and two steals per game. He was 17 of 30 in field goals (57 percent) including 4 of 8 (50 percent) from 3-point-range. From the free throw line, he was 12 of 18.

Paul Engstrom of Montana Tech, Doug McDaniel of Lewis-Clark State, Rob Nyby of Rocky Mountain College and David Straughter of Montana State-Northern were also nominated for the award.

Estey, a 5-6 senior guard from Spokane, Washington, helped the 10th-ranked Saints beat No. 25 University of Great Falls 72-67 and 15th-ranked MSU-Northern 55-47.

Estey averaged 18.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.5 steals. She was 10 of 26 from the field, 7 of 16 in 3-point field goals and 10 of 11 from the free throw line.

Hattie Thatcher of Montana Tech, Natalee Faupel of Montana State-Northern, McCall Hasquet of Montana Western, Stephanie McDonagh of the University of Great Falls and Caelyn Orlandi of Lewis-Clark State were also nominated.

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