UMW News BureauMontana Western used balanced scoring to post a 127-66 over Multnomah University in the second game of the Finberg Memorial Tournament. By Wally Feldt A balanced scoring attack helped the University of Montana Western Bulldogs men's basketball team crush the Multnomah University Lions 127-66 in the first day of the Craig Finberg Memorial Tournament tonight in Dillon, Mont. Earlier in the evening Carroll College downed Dickinson State University 74-51. The four-team tournament continues Saturday with Multnomah facing Carroll at 5:30 p.m. followed by Montana Western taking on Dickinson State at 7:30 p.m. Montana Western led from the opening tip Friday and were never threatened leading 65-30 at halftime. Nine of the 10 players on the Bulldog roster scored in double figures. Layne Glaus led with 16 followed by Brandon Lawson and JaRon Brown with 15, Terry Hauser with 14, Cody Thueringer with 13; Brandon Brown, Jeff Edwards and Grant Fink with 12 each and Jared Smithson with 11. Garrett Fink led the team in rebounds with 12. Multnomah's scoring was led by Nicolaas Kamlade and Gian Cook with 19 points each. The Bulldogs move to 2-1 on the season while Multnomah falls to 1-2. The Finberg Memorial Tournament honors the memory of Western Montana College graduate and Univeristy of Montana Western assistant basketball coach Craig Finberg who died of pancreatic cancer earlier in the year. The tournament is sponsored by Western States Insurance of Dillon.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.