UMW News BureauMontana Western outscored Dickinson State 40-25 in the second half to post a 83-75 come-from-behind victory in the Finberg Memorial Tournament. By Wally Feldt Four players scored in double figures as the University of Montana Western Bulldogs came from behind to down the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks 83-75 in the final game of the inaugural Craig Finberg Memorial Tournament. The Bulldogs improved their record to 3-1 while Dickinson State drops to 0-2. The teams traded leads throughout most of the first half. Dickinson went on a 9-2 run to end the first half and led 50-43 at the halftime break. The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 14-2 run and led 57-52 with just over 14 minutes left in the game. Montana Western would never trail again and built leads by as many as 12. JaRon Brown led the Bulldogs with 21 points followed by Layne Glaus with 16, Cody Thueringer with 14 and Brandon Lawson with 11. Garrett Fink led the team in rebounding with nine. Nathan Lebsock and Curtis Ashe shared scoring honors for the Blue Hawks with 12 each. Joshua Henry led Dickinson in rebounding with 11. The Bulldogs travel to La Grande, Ore. to compete in the the Eastern Oregon University tournament Nov. 7 and 8.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.