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Strong third quarter lifts Montana Tech over DSU women's basketball

BUTTE, Mont. -- Four players scored in double figures for Montana Tech on Saturday, leading the Orediggers to a 73-62 win over the Dickinson State women's basketball team.

BUTTE, Mont. - Four players scored in double figures for Montana Tech on Saturday, leading the Orediggers to a 73-62 win over the Dickinson State women’s basketball team.

The Blue Hawks held a 32-29 advantage at halftime, but Montana Tech outscored them 28-17 in the third quarter and held on for the win.

Lorna Shepherd tallied a team-high 16 points for DSU, and Paitton Herbst followed with 14. Taylor Henningsgard supplied 12. Megan Klein was limited to seven points but had 14 rebounds to lead all players.

Kourtney Coverdell and Hattie Thatcher each scored 14 for Montana Tech, and Rachel Farris and Martha Dembek each added 12.

DSU falls to 1-1 this season but will have a chance at revenge against the Orediggers next Saturday when Montana Tech visits Scott Gymnasium at 4 p.m.

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  DSU  17  15  17  13

MT  15  14  28  16

DSU (1-1): Lorna Shepherd 16, Paitton Herbst 14, Taylor Henningsgard 12, Megan Klein 7, Ashley Bentz-Laub 5, Rachael McDonough 4, MacKayla Feeney 3, Kara Glor 1.

MT (2-0): Kourtney Coverdell 14, Hattie Thatcher 14, Rachel Farris 12, Martha Dembek 12, Kaylee Zard 9, Monica Landdeck 8, Hannah Sparks 2, Shay Potter 2.

Total fouls: DSU 16, MT 20. 3-point goals: DSU 6-19 (Shepherd 2-3, Feeney 1-4, Henningsgard 0-1, Bentz-Laub 1-7, Herbst 2-3, McDonough 0-1), MT 12-26 (Thatcher 2-6, Landdeck 2-5, Dembek 4-9, Sparks 0-1, Coverdell 4-5). Rebounds: DSU 38 (Klein 14), MT 35 (Dembek 8). Assists: DSU 11 (Henningsgard 3), MT 20 (Thatcher 7). Steals: DSU 5 (five tied, 1), MT 11 (five tied, 2). Blocks: DSU 1 (Klein 1), MT 3 (Coverdell 2). Turnovers: DSU 16, MT 9.

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