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UGF Argos Basketball - Friday 1/10

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Griffins Fall to Argos in Final Seconds

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The Westminster College men's basketball team saw its perfect start to the Frontier Conference season come to an end with a 70-69 loss at Great Falls (Mont.) on Friday night in the McLaughlin Center.

Leading by 10 in the first half, Westminster (10-7, 3-1 Frontier) saw the home squad use a Marcel Towns bucket with less than two seconds remaining propel Great Falls (12-6, 3-2) to the win. Leading 69-68 with seven seconds on the clock, Westminster's Tallon Robertson missed the front end of a 1-and-1 to give the Argos the final chance.

Robertson's play throughout the night gave the Griffins a chance as the senior finished with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Robertson mane 7-of-10 at the foul line and pulled in four rebounds and taking five steals.

The Griffins shot 47.2 percent from the floor in the game and had seven 3-pointers. They recorded 13 assists on 25 made field goals with only 10 turnovers. Westminster forced 17 UGF turnovers and held the Argos to 48.2 percent shooting and 28.6 from beyond the arc.

Colton Moon used three triples to score 13 points for Westminster. Quincy Bair added 12 points and Vlake Skidmore scored 11.

Towns led all scorers with 25 points on a night when he shot 10-of-16 from the floor. T.J. Harris scored 12 points and Naren Maynard grabbed 12 rebounds with seven on the offensive end.

Westminster will look to recover on Saturday when they face 15th-ranked Montana State-Northern at 8 p.m. MST in Armory Gymnasium in Havre, Mont.

Ellsworth Double-Double Helps Griffins Past Argos

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The fourth-ranked Westminster College women's basketball team won a fourth straight Frontier Conference game with a 74-56 win at Great Falls on Friday night at the McLaughlin Center.

Shelby Ellsworth notched her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds. The Westminster (10-2, 4-0 Frontier) forward went 5-of-7 from the field and made both of her 3-point attempts. Ellsworth also recorded three steals and three blocked shots in the win.

The Griffins shot 49.1 percent from the field and made seven of their 15 attempts (46.7%) from beyond the arc. They tallied 16 assists on 26 made field goals with a 40-25 edge on the glass. Westminster limited Great Falls (11-7, 1-4) to 35.1 percent shooting and they forced 12 turnovers.

Alli Blake led the Griffins with 16 points and five assists. She was 6-of-9 shooting and also collected eight rebounds. Kelsi Wells had three treys and finished with 15 points. Tia Pappas added nine points with Amy Krommenhoek scoring seven points off the bench.

Great Falls was led by 16 points and 12 rebounds from Lindsey Abramson. Darah Huertas-Vining had 13 points and Erin Legel chipped in 10.

Westminster is back in action on Saturday when they travel to Havre, Mont. for a Top 25 showdown at 18th-ranked Montana State-Northern. The action from Armory Gymnasium will tip at 6 p.m. MST.

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