Justin James

Wyoming's Justin James scored 26 points as Wyoming downed Air Force in men's basketball Saturday.

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Riley Bradshaw poured in a career-high 30 points as Rocky Mountain College put away the University of Great Falls 83-69 Saturday night at the Fortin Center.

The Battlin' Bears continue their home stand with games against Carroll and Montana Western this week.

Danny Betcher added a double-double for Rocky with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Zach Hinton had 11 points and nine rebounds.

"We put some good spurts together," said Battlin' Bears coach Bill Dreikosen."We had some good hustle plays that turned into baskets.

"Riley had a great game tonight and Danny played awfully well."

Bradshaw, a senior guard, finished 11 of 15 from the field and was 6 of 9 from 3-point range. His six 3-pointers are also a career-high.

Rocky led by 22 with 4:34 to play.

Tymarieh Dixon led UGF with 13 points.

Rocky women 68, UGF 56

Hailee Farstveet had her second straight 20-point game as Rocky Mountain College defeated the University of Great Falls 68-56 Saturday in Frontier Conference women's basketball at the Fortin Center.

The Battlin' Bears (4-8, 12-12) won their second straight game and continue their six-game homestand with games against Carroll and Montana Western this week.

Farstveet, who had 21 points in Rocky's win over No. 11-ranked Montana State-Northern on Thursday, tossed in 20 against UGF. She matched a career-best 8 of 10 from the free throw line.

The Battlin' Bears made 24 of 27 free throw attempts.

"We took care of the basketball and had pretty good balance," said Rocky coach Wes Keller. "We had a rough second quarter scoring seven points. But Whitney George (UGF) had a lot to do with that with her shot blocking.

"It was a good team effort. Everybody is getting more comfortable in their roles."

Markaela Francis added 13 points against the Lady Argos (1-11, 12-11), while Jayde LeFevre had 12 and Alecia Chamberlin had 11. LeFevre was six of six from the free throw line, most coming late in the game.

Justyn Juhl pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds for Rocky.

Stephanie McDonagh led UGF with 17 points.

MSUB men 96, CWU 69

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Preston Beverly's monster double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds helped Montana State Billings sweep past Central Washington 96-69 Saturday night in Great Northwest Athletic Conference men's basketball.

It was Beverly's second straight double-double and seventh of the season.

The sophomore forward finished 12 of 19 from the field, including four of six from 3-point range in 32 minutes of play. He also made all four free throws and added six assists.

The Yellowjackets (13-9, 8-6) led 42-38 at halftime and outscored the Wildcats 54-31 in the second half.

Kendall Denham added 19 points for MSUB, while Jace Anderson had 16 and Marc Matthews 11. Kamal Tall had 10 rebounds for the Yellowjackets.

Jawan Stepney and Fuquan Niles each had 15 points for Central Washington (12-8, 7-7).

MSUB travels to Alaska this week for games at Fairbanks and Anchorage.

Seattle Pacific 98, MSUB women 57

Seattle Pacific put five players in double figures, rolling past Montana State Billings 98-57 Saturday night at Alterowitz Gymnasium.

The Yellowjackets (7-15, 5-9) trailed 35-12 at the end of the first quarter.

Marissa Van Atta paced MSUB with 14 points, while Rylee Kane had 13.

Nine Falcons scored eight or more points. Rachel Shim paced SPU (17-5, 9-5) with 13 points, while Erica Pagano and Courtney Hollander each had 11.

Wyoming men 83, Air Force 74

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sophomore guard Justin James scored 26 points and handed out a career-high seven assists in Wyoming's 83-74 win over Air Force on Saturday.

James made a career-high 10 free throws, including eight in the final two minutes. He has 20 points in back-to-back games.

Junior guard Jeremy Lieberman added a career-high 14 points for Wyoming (15-9, 5-6), including a career-high four 3-pointers.

Alan Herndon had 16 points for UW, including four blocked shots. He has 52 this year, ranking 10th for a single season.

Jason McManamen added two 3-pointers and now ranks third all-time at UW with 175.

Frank Toohey led Air Force with 23 points.

UW women 73, Air Force 41

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Wyoming led from start to finish, rolling past Air Force Academy 73-41 Saturday afternoon in Mountain West women's basketball.

The Cowgirls (17-5, 9-2) had three players finish in double figures. Marleah Campbell came off the bench to lead UW with 13 points, while Clara Tapia had 11 and Liv Roberts 10. Roberts also had a team-high eight rebounds.

The Cowgirls led 20-4 at the end of the first quarter and shot 53 percent from the field for the game.

Kailin Davis led AFA (3-17, 1-9) with 13 points.

YCC men 105, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish 95

Freshman Abraham Nyok's double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds helped Yellowstone Christian College hold off Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish 105-95 in men's basketball Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium.

The Centurions were 32 of 50 from the free throw line, while the Storm was 21 of 33.

YCC led by as many as 32 in the game.

Stefan Tellis also had 16 points for the Centurions, while Aaron Munday-Rashid had 15. Aleksander Brankovic and Mechiah Zilkoski each had 11.

Jake Knife of NHSC led all scorers with 32 points.

YCC women 70, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish 53

Tiana Alvarez scored a career-high 15 points to help Yellowstone Christian defeat Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College 70-53 Saturday in women's basketball at the Shrine Auditorium.

The Centurions have won five straight.

Taylor Brankovic scored all 14 of her points in the second half for YCC. Sharnell Thomas added 13 and Deandra Cunningham 11.

Jo Smith paced the Storm with 12. 

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