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Frontier Basketball Scores & Highlights, Thursday 2/19

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No. 22 Lady Argos fall to No. 3 Westminster

The No. 22 University of Great Falls women's basketball team suffered its third straight setback Thursday as the Lady Argonauts fell 67-57 to No. 3 Westminster in Frontier Conference action.

The Lady Argos dropped to 7-5 in Frontier play and 20-7 overall. The first-place Griffins improved to 10-1 and 20-2.

“I thought our girls battled hard,” UGF coach Bill Himmelberg said. “We made several good runs at them. I'm really proud of how hard our girls are competing.”

Erin Legel scored 16 points and added seven rebounds. Stephanie McDonagh scored 11 points, and Lindsey Abramson had 10 points and eight boards.

That wasn't enough to overcome the Griffins, who received 20 points from Alli Winters and 14 from Tia Pappas, who crossed the 1,000-point threshold in the contest.

The Lady Argos committed 22 turnovers while Westminster had just 10. The Griffins led by as many as 18 late in the first half. The Lady Argos cut the deficit to nine in the second half, but could not get any closer.

UGF continues its road trip Saturday against Montana Western in Dillon. That game begins at 5:30.

Argo men drop fourth straight game

The University of Great Falls men's basketball team dropped a 92-76 decision to Westminster College in Frontier Conference action Thursday.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Argonauts (6-6 Frontier, 17-9 overall), who have lost five of six since starting the conference slate 5-1. The victory for Westminster (4-7, 11-13) ends a three-game skid for the Griffins.

UGF senior point guard TJ Harris scored a game-high 30 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the 3-point line. Marcus Hurn added 11 points and was the only other Argo in double figures.

The Argos trailed 41-26 at the half and 52-31 early in the second stanza before a 10-0 run cut the deficit to 52-41 with 14:48 to play.

UGF later cut the deficit to nine, but that was as close as it the contest got.

Steven Daho added nine points, but the Argos couldn't counteract the five double-figure scorers for Westminster. Quincy Bair led a balanced effort with 16 points, while Colton Moon, Kenny Woodard and William Walker all scored 14. Nick Jenson chipped in 10 points for the Griffins, who shot 64 percent from the field.

The Argos were 44 percent from the field.

UGF will look to snap its four-game skid when it visits No. 12 Montana Western on Saturday. That game begins at 7:30 in Dillon.

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