UMW News BureauThe Bulldog men and women claimed non-conference victories against Dickinson State and Eastern Oregon. By Wally Feldt [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Kristin Luedtke"][/caption] The Bulldog women outscored the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks 12-8 in overtime to post a non-conference women’s basketball victory. Dickinson led by seven at the half and extended their lead to 11 midway through the second half. Baskets from Choley Mosey, Nicole Tams, Jamie Lake and Kristen Luedtke started a 19-2 Bulldog run and a 48-42 lead. The Blue Hawks tied the game at 50 on a basket by Kia Herbel. The two teams then battled evenly before Montana Western took the lead by two, 57-55, with six seconds remaining. Dickinson State then fouled Herbel, who made two free throws to send the game into overtime. The Bulldogs prevailed in overtime 69-65. Montana Western scored 16 points off of Dickinson State turnovers and out-rebounded the Blue Hawks 43-36. The Bulldogs are now 4-4 on the season and host Minot State on Sunday, Nov. 21. On the men's side, senior guard Layne Glaus scored 24 points against the Eastern Oregon University Mountaineers, 21 of which came in the second half, to lead the Bulldog men to a 78-76 victory in a non-conference college basketball game. Eastern took control early and led 7-0 after the game’s first three minutes. The Bulldogs led only once in the first half, 17-16 at the nine-minute mark. Montana Western cut EOU’s lead to four several times but could get no closer. Eastern led 39-32 at the break. The Mountaineers stayed hot in the opening minutes of the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs 11-4 to lead 52-36 at the 15:20 mark. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="174" caption="Layne Glaus"][/caption] Montana Western scored the next 13 points to trim the Mountaineer lead to 49-52 with ten minutes remaining. Eastern then outscored the Bulldogs 12-4 to build their lead back to 11 with 7:50 remaining. Over the next five minutes, the Bulldogs chipped away at the Eastern lead and at the 1:35 mark, a Glaus field goal and free throw gave UMW their first lead of the second half 76-74. Eastern’s Dan Stafford tied the game on a short jumper with nine seconds remaining, but Glaus answered with a game-winning basket with under five seconds remaining. Brandon Lawson and JaRon Brown scored 16 each and Cody Thueringer brought in 11. The win moves the Bulldogs to 7-1 on the season. Montana Western hosts Minot State Sunday, Nov. 22.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.