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Bulldog basketball teams travel to Idaho

UMW News Bureau

The University of Montana Western men’s and women’s basketball teams hit the road this weekend for games in Idaho on Dec. 9 and 10. Both teams have enjoyed success away from the friendly confines of Straugh Gymnasium with identical 4-2 records on opponent’s or neutral courts. By Lowell Peterson The University of Montana Western men’s and women’s basketball teams hit the road this weekend for games in Idaho on Dec. 9 and 10. Both teams have enjoyed success away from the friendly confines of Straugh Gymnasium with identical 4-2 records on opponent’s or neutral courts. The women play an exhibition game against Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa on Friday night at 7 p.m. before playing a game that counts on their record at College of Idaho in Caldwell Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Bulldogs sport an 8-2 record on the season and have a scoring average of 71 points per game while allowing just 59.1 points. Sammi Bignell leads the team in scoring at 15.7 per game and is the top three-point shooter at .364 (12-33). Hayley Pettit averages a double-double on the season with 14.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Nicole Tams averages 10.5 points per game and Alicia Wilson leads in assists with 42 (4.2 average). Kassi Kerbs has the top free throw percentage at .929 (13-14). The Bulldog men play two games in Caldwell at the C of I/NNU Holiday Classic tournament. On Friday at 6 p.m. the men play an exhibition game against Northwest Nazarene and face off against College of Idaho on Saturday at 8 p.m. The Bulldogs are 8-3 on the year and are scoring 80.7 points per game while allowing 73.6. Brandon Brown leads the team in scoring at 21.4 points per game, in assists (46), in steals (32) and in made three point shots (20). Tyler Hurley is averaging 13.8 points per game and Cedric Clarington is third with 10 points per game. Kyle Erickson leads in rebounding at 5.6 per game and free throw percentage at .850 (17-20). Kyle Perry has a team-leading 13 blocked shots.