DILLON — Another win, another milestone for the Rocky Mountain College women's basketball program.
The 18th-ranked Battlin' Bears (23-7) found their shots in the second half, rallying past 15th-ranked Montana Western 59-54 in a semifinal game of the Frontier Conference Tournament.
Rocky will play at Carroll College on Tuesday for the tournament championship. The winner receives the league's automatic berth in the NAIA National Tournament, March 14-20.
The Saints, the Frontier regular season champion, advanced to the title game with a 55-52 win over Lewis-Clark State in the other semifinal.
Two of the three games between the Rocky and Carroll went to overtime during the regular season.
The Bulldogs (25-8) will find out Wednesday if they receive an at-large berth when the tournament parings are announced.
As host school, the Battlin' Bears are assured of a berth in the national tournament. Rocky entered Saturday's game 0-3 in semifinals dating back to 2004.
Justyn Juhl scored five of her nine points for Rocky in the fourth quarter. Her 3-pointer broke a 42-42 tie and her drive to the basket gave the Battlin' Bears the lead for good.
Mikayla Jones led Rocky with 19 points with six 3-pointers and a free throw. Hailee Farstveet added 12 points.
Rocky trailed by as many as 13, 28-15, late in the second quarter and by 12 in the third quarter.
Western's Brianna King led all scorers with 32 points. She was the only Bulldog to finish in double figures.
The Bulldogs won two of three from Rocky during the regular season.
UM men 75, Idaho State 64
MISSOULA — The University of Montana men closed out the regular season with a 75-64 win over Idaho State on Saturday.
The Grizzlies (23-7, 16-2), who clinched the regular season title on Thursday, will be the No. 1 seed for the Big Sky Tournament this week in Reno, Nevada.
Michael Oguine led UM with a game-high 22 points, including 10 of 15 from the free throw line. Jamar Akoh and Timmy Falls each had 13, while Sayeed Pridgett added 10.
The Grizzlies were just 3 of 17 from 3-point range but outrebounded the Bengals 45-27, scoring 24 second-chance points.
Brandon Boyd led ISU (14-15, 9-9) with 19 points.
Weber State 95, MSU men 92 OT
BOZEMAN — Jerrick Harding scored a school-record 46 points, leading Weber State past Montana State 95-92 in overtime Saturday in Big Sky Conference men’s basketball.
The Bobcats (13-18, 6-12) lost their final six games of the regular season. Next is the Big Sky Conference Tournament in Reno, Nevada, this week.
Harding, a 6-1 sophomore guard from Wichita, Kansas, finished 13 of 26 from the field and made 17 of 20 free throw attempts. The previous Weber State record was 45 by Stan Mayhew against Utah State in 1977.
The Big Sky single-game record is 53 points by Willie Humes of Idaho State against Montana State in 1971.
Trailing by a point midway in overtime, Ryan Richardson and Harding made back-to-back 3-pointers to give WSU the lead for good, 85-80. The Bobcats made three 3-pointers in the final 31 seconds, including one by Konner Frey at the buzzer for the final score.
Frey finished with a team-high 24 points, including 10 of 10 from the free throw line.
Joe Mvuezolo Jr. added 16 points for the Bobcats, while Keljin Blevins and Devonte Klines each had 14. Tyler Hall finished with 11.
Zach Green played in his program-record 123rd game for MSU.
Richardson added 16 points for the Wildcats, while Zach Braxton had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Boise State 95, Wyoming 87
BOISE, Idaho — Boise State used a fast start to defeat Wyoming 95-87 in the final game of the regular season in Mountain West men's basketball.
The Mountain West Tournament is this week in Las Vegas.
Justin James led the Cowboys (19-12, 10-8) with 24 points, while Hayden Dalton added 22.
Alan Herndon had 12 for Wyoming. Herndon played his 131st game, matching the program record with Eric Leckner.
Chris Sengfelder paced the Broncos (23-7, 13-5) with 24 points, while Lexus Williams had 22. Williams was 12 of 12 from the free throw line.
Boise State made 27 of 34 free throws, while Wyoming was 11 of 22 from the line.