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Montana Western’s Jake Owsley Conference Player of the Week

Owsley is a senior forward for the University of Montana Western (UMW) men’s basketball team and was named the Frontier Conference Player of the Week following the Bulldogs' two conference games on Jan. 2 and Jan. 3, 2014.

Photo courtesy of Jim WoodillPhoto courtesy of Jim WoodillHe helped lead the Bulldogs to two wins versus Frontier Conference foes, Montana Tech 94-91 in double overtime and Lewis-Clark State College 74-71. The victories lift the UMW conference record to 2-1 and 9-5 overall.

Owsley averaged 20 points, and 13.5 rebounds while adding 1.5 blocks for the two games. The 6-foot-8 senior from Bozeman, Mont. leads the team with five double-doubles on the season. In the two games he made 16 of his 25 field goals attempted (64 percent) and converted 8 of 11 free throws (73 percent).

The Montana Western men head to Havre, Mont., on Thursday to face Montana-State Northern at 8 p.m. and then return home to host Carroll College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.