Rocky sweeps Oglala in hoops

2013-12-07T19:08:00Z 2013-12-07T21:04:36Z Rocky sweeps Oglala in hoops The Billings Gazette
December 07, 2013 7:08 pm

KYLE, S.D. -- Collin Moriarty had a night to remember, and Rocky Mountain College gave the scoreboard a workout on Saturday in sweeping Oglala Lakota College in men's and women's basketball.

The Battlin' Bears won 148-58 in the men's game and 85-39 in the women's contest.

Moriarty, a sophomore guard from Bozeman, scored a career-high 39 points -- including 11 3-pointers -- in what is the Bears' highest-scoring game in coach Bill Dreikosen's 14 years at the helm.

The Bears scored 72 points in the first half, and Moriarty connected on eight of his 3-pointers in the second half.

"He's always shot the ball well," Dreikosen said. "Usually when he hits one, he'll follow up with two or three more. Tonight he followed up with seven or eight more.

"The kids knew he was hot, so they were giving him the ball and he was finishing."

Moriarty came into the game averaging 4.2 points per outing.

Joel Barndt added 20 points against Oglala, followed by Tyree Anderson (16), Malachi Roberts (15), Rob Nyby (14) and Taylor Longo (11).

All 10 players scored for the Bears, who knocked down 20 3-pointers.

Rocky's men are now 8-2 on the season, while the women improved to 4-3.

Kayla Lucas led the way for the Rocky women with 17 points, including five 3-pointers. Brittany Kumm added 15 points, Katie Fitzpatrick 14 and Mya Perrow-Donovan 10.

Megan Halstead grabbed six rebounds. Fitzpatrick's linescore also included eight steals, five rebounds and three assists.

Rocky, which had 12 3-pointers for the game, led 49-22 at halftime.

The Rocky men will be at home next Saturday to play South Dakota Mines at 5 p.m. The women will not play until Dec. 19 when they face Northwest Indian University in Havre.


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