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Dec. 7, 2013 – The University of Montana Western women’s basketball team took on the No. 5 ranked team in the country on Saturday afternoon.

MelodyWestminster’s largest lead in the first half was 6 points, while the Bulldogs largest lead was 4. There were 6 lead changes and five ties in the first half.

The ladies went into the half trailing the Griffins by 3, and opened the second half with a basket to pull within 1. With just under 10 minutes remaining in the game Westminster seized control of the contest and opened a 10 point lead. The Griffins largest lead was 16. The Bulldogs would ultimately get defeated by a score of 55-68.


Westminster Griffins (5-1 overall; 1-0 conference) vs. Montana Western (5-3 overall; 0-1 conference)


  • UMW’s McCall Hasquet – 15 points
  • UMW’s Sammi Bignell – 10 points, 7 rebounds
  • WC’s Alli Winters – 20 points
  • WC’s Alli Blake – 15 points


“I was extremely pleased with our effort and our execution against a pretty darn good Westminster basketball team,” head coach Lindsay Woolley said. “That was the hardest we have competed as a group for 40 minutes all season. They made some big shots to push the lead to 10 halfway through the second half and we couldn’t get enough stops to cut into the deficit. We can use this game as a building block for the rest of our season. I’m excited for what’s to come.”


The Bulldogs will travel to Santa Barbara, Cali. to play Westmont in Santa Barbara on Dec. 13th.  They will then travel to Irvine, Cali. to take on Concordia on Saturday, Dec. 14th.