Brianna King scores 1,000th career point as Montana Western women win, men fall to Rocky Mountain College

DILLON — Brianna King scored her 1,000th career point as the No. 4-ranked Montana Western women’s basketball team rebounded from its loss to 13th-ranked University of Providence with a 73-63 win over visiting Rocky Mountain College on Thursday. The Rocky men, meanwhile, cruised to a 91-68 win over the Bulldogs.

The women’s game was neck and neck until about five minutes to go, when King iced the game with big plays and clutch free throws. King finished with 29 points, six rebounds and four assists. For Rocky, Butte native Kloie Thatcher led the way with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists.

On the men’s side, Western jumped out to a 7-0 run to start the game, but Rocky fought back and regained a 10-point halftime lead. Jared Samuelson had 29 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to lead the way for Rocky, while Kooper Kidgell dropped 14 points, seven rebounds, and two assists for the Bulldogs.

Dom Tibbetts

Dom Tibbetts

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