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Bulldog Men Tripped Up By Lewis-Clark State

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Montana Western men’s basketball team (5-2) opened up the Taco Bell Shootout hosted by College of Idaho with a 75-67 loss to Lewis-Clark State this afternoon.

Abi Adedo led the Bulldogs after he racked up 19 points, hit seven of nine shots from the field and pulled in six rebounds.

How It Happened

After multiple lead changes through the first half, Kayden Toldson made a layup and followed up minutes later with a pair of shots from the charity stripe to give UMW a five-point lead.

Quincy Taylor drained a shot from the arc with 1:56 left in the first half to help UMW to a 29-22 lead. LCSC capped the quarter by going on a 7-0 run to tie the game at 29 heading into the half.

Though neither team hit more nine field goals in the half, the Warriors held an edge over UMW after they hit nine of 26 from the field in comparison to the Bulldogs’ seven of thirty.

Following the slow start for both teams, the second half was much more explosive for each team with the Bulldogs getting off on the right foot in the second half. Adedo made use of an and one opportunity and followed it up with a bucket from the three-point line to put the Bulldogs out 35-29.

LCSC’s red-hot Alton Hamilton hit three straight baskets and tied the game back up at 39 with 15:08 to play. The two continued to battle for the lead down the stretch.

Michael Haverfield put the Bulldogs up by one for a short lead after he drained a free throw on an and one opportunity. Despite taking the slim 50-49 lead, the Warriors powered through and raced to a 62-53 lead behind a 10-0 scoring run.

Despite more than six minutes remaining on the clock, the Bulldogs were unable to climb back in to the game and lost down the stretch by a final score of 75-67.

Notables

Montana Western added to their losing streak over Lewis-Clark State. The nine-game streak began during the 2018-19 season.
As a team, the Bulldogs shot just 37.1 percent from the field. The average is well below their season average of 43.6 percent.
Abi Adedo led the Bulldogs after he racked up 19 points, hit seven of nine shots from the field and pulled in six rebounds.
Quincy Taylor connected with the hoop tonight, finding a season high 13 points and adding a pair of rebounds.
Jalyn Stepney followed with 11 points, three blocks, five rebounds, and a steal. Toldson also added five rebounds.

Up Next

The Bulldogs are back tomorrow for the second day of the Taco Bell Shootout to face the no. 1 ranked College of Idaho. The Yotes are now 4-1 on the season and just defeated Hope International University (Calif.) to lead them into tomorrow’s faceoff.

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