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SALT LAKE CITY -- No. 24-ranked Westminster College used a big first half and some deadly 3-point shooting in beating Rocky Mountain College 84-52 Saturday night in Frontier Conference women's basketball.

The league-leading Griffins jumped ahead 45-19 in the opening 20 minutes to improve to 4-0 in conference and 11-6 overall. The Battlin' Bears are 1-2 and 12-6. 

Westminster, which made a season-high 16 3-pointers on the night en route to its sixth consecutive win, was led by the 14 points, seven assists and four steals of Jenteal Jackson. She also made four 3-pointers.

Eight different Griffin players knocked down threes.

"We didn't play very good defense in the first half," Rocky coach Brian Henderson said. "I thought we played a little better in the second half, but they still shot the ball well."

Westminster scored the game's first eight points and led 25-6 in the opening eight minutes.

Rocky, which had just two 3-pointers on the night, received 12 points from Alli Blake and 10 from Micki Scally.

The Griffins shot 49 percent from the field, compared to 37 percent for the Bears.

"I thought our girls played hard, but we didn't do a very good job of playing together," Henderson said.

Rocky will be at home this coming week for games against the University of Great Falls on Thursday and Montana State-Northern on Saturday.

 

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