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UM-W standout hoops Frontier kudo

A member of the MontanaWestern men's basketball team has won this week's Frontier Conference player of the week award, it was announced Tuesday from con ference headquarters and through The Associated Press.

Cesario Chipepo, a 6-foot-3 junior forward from Maputo, Mozambique, scored 54 points and had three steals in three Montana-Western games — a 99-90 loss to Albertson, an 82-80 victory over Westmont College and a 72-67 defeat of Fresno Pacific.

Chipepo had 12 rebounds and averaged 18 points per game for the three matches.

The women's award went to Rebekah Steenblik, a 5-10 sophomore forward for Westminster. Steenblik scored 55 points total for Westminster, in a 77-68 loss to Biola, and an 82-68 loss to Concordia.

Steenblik scored 31 points against Concordia, and aver aged 27 1/ sub 2 points for the two games. She finished the week with 21 rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals.

Griz, Cat take Big Sky honors

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Montana and a Montana State athlete are among this week's players of the week for Big Sky Conference football teams.

Trey Young of Montana earned the defensive player of the week award, and Montana State's Nate Cook won the special teams honor. The offensive player of the week is Portland State run ning back Ryan Fuqua.

Young had 16 total tackles in UM's 38-23 victory over Weber State on Saturday. He had 10 solo tackles, three tackles for a loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles. The junior from San Diego has recorded eight sacks and 58 tackles this season.

Cook punted four times in Montana State's 52-13 victory over Idaho State Saturday, averaging 45 yards per kick. Three of Cook's four punts pinned ISU inside their own 20 yard line, and two of his punts were over 50 yards. Cook, a sophomore from Pleasanton, Calif., also made a 38-yard field goal, his only attempt in the game.

Fuqua rushed for a schoolrecord 393 yards and three touchdowns, in Portland State's 37-22 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Lady Griz rally past D'e9j'e0 Vu

MISSOULA — The University of Montana women's basketball team ral lied from an early 10-point deficit to defeat D'e9j'e0 Vu 73-67 Sunday afternoon in an exhibition game played in Adams Center.

D'e9j'e0 Vu, a team comprised of former Lady Griz players, was hot to start the game as it raced out to a 17-7 lead with 13:09 left in the first half. Ann Lake-Rousch led the burst with five of her 10 points.

But Montana steadily chipped away at the deficit. Trailing 29-22 with 5:40 left in the half, the Lady Griz went on a 9-3 run to cut the lead to one point, 32-31. Laura Valley sparked the surge with four points. D'e9j'e0 Vu took a 36-34 edge into the lockerroom at halftime.

Hollie Tyler scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. She had two blocks, an assist and was 2for-3 from 3-point range. Julie Deming scored 11 points and Valley wound up with a te Marti Leibenguth led D'e9j'e0 Vu with 17 points, 11 in the first half. Krista Redpath scored 11 points and LakeRousch and Jean McNultyKing tallied 10 each.

Angels excerise option on Gil

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Angels exer cised their $400,000 option on infielder Benji Gil on Tuesday and activated Mo Vaughn from the 60-day dis abled list.

Gil, a 1991 Butte Copper King, had signed a one-year contract for 2001 and would have received a $25,000 buy out if Anaheim had declined the option. He batted a career-high .296 last season, with 15 doubles, eight homers and 39 RBIs in 104 games last season.

Vaughn, 33, missed last season after undergoing surgery on his left arm last Feb. 6.

Country club to host Griz gathering

The Butte Chapter of the Grizzly Athletic Association will hold its annual PreGriz/Cat Game Party on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Butte Country Club.

University of Montana head football coach Joe Glenn, athletic director Wayne Hogan, director of development Jim O'Day, alumni director Bill Johnston and Grizzly Athletic Association interim director Dan Ingram are scheduled to be on hand.

The party will mark the 20th year in a row that coach es and faculty from UM have traveled to Butte the week of the UM-MSU football game for a gathering, a release noted.

It will be open to the pub lic and will include hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar.

Blues squirt hockey team wins three

The Butte Blues Mining City Merchant Police squirt division team won three games against the Havre Ice Hawks opponents during hockey games played last weekend.

The Butte team won by scores of 4-1, 11-7 and 8-4.

The 4-1 game saw Cody Blom, Kevin McNamara, Casey Strozzi and Kevin Violette score Butte goals. James Adamo was in net and made some spectacular saves, said the submitted report. Vinnie Lane and Rachel Friez helped out with good defense.

The 11-7 Butte win fea tured hat tricks by Violette and McNamara, two goals by Dylan Everly and one each by Blom, Strozzi and Zach Woods. Blom dished two assists while Violette, McNamara and Strozzi each dealt one. Jim Ashford was in goal for the first half of the game and Adamo minded the net for the second half. Anastasia Young and Jacob Sharon played well on defense.

In winning 8-4, the Blues were led by Strozzi and McNamara with two goals apiece, and by Blom, Violette, Everly and Woods with one each. Blom had two assists. Woods and Violette each assisted once. Ashford and Adamo gain split time in goal. Friez and Blom were good on defense. Young, Jacob Sharon and Lane were offensive standouts.

The team, along with the Butte Glass squirt team, will be home this weekend in the Civic Center against the Missoula Bruins.

Kids' hoops tourney goes on docket

The Peggy Sarsfield/Butte Rotary Club Basketball Classic 3-on-3 Kids' Basketball Contest will be held Nov. 23-25 in Tech Gym.

The tournament is open to those in grades 3-8. The ros ters are limited to five players per team. The tournament will be played in conjuction with the annual Peg Sarsfield Classic college women's bas ketball tournament that Montana Tech will host the same week end in its gym. Tech players will help instruct players in the tournament.

The entry fee is $50 per team. Each player will receive a commemorative Tshirt and championship team members will be given com memorative sweatshirts.

Application blanks and more information are to be available from the Butte Rotary Club or at the Montana Tech HPER Complex.

Phone Meg Murphy at 4964766 or 533-0847 for more information.

Northern players sweep awards

Montana State-Northern athletes swept this week's awards for Frontier Conference players of the week, after the Lights defeat ed Rocky Mountain College this weekend — for the first time in 32 years.

Andy Smith won the award for offense, after Northern's 31-28 overtime victory over Rocky on Saturday. Teammate Stormy Watne received the defensive honor, and David Knight took the special teams award.

Smith, a senior wide receiver from Havre, caught eight passes for 147 yards and tied his school record with three touchdown receptions. He also caught a pass for a two-point conversion, break ing a school record for scor ing in a game with 20 points.

Watne won the defensive player of the week award, with six solo tackles, two assists and two tackles for a loss. Conference officials said Saturday's game was the best Watne has ever played as a Northern linebacker.

Knight captured the spe cial teams award for his per formance as kicker, and for scoring the game-winning field goal in overtime. Knight kicked off five times for a total of 303 yards Saturday, averaging over 60 yards per kick. He finished 2-for-3 on point-after-touchdown kicks, and 1-for-3 on field goals.

Knight, a freshman from Havre, tied a school record for field goals in a season.

Northern's last win over Rocky was a 28-18 decision in Havre on Oct. 11, 1969. The Lights didn't field a football team from 1972-98.

Digger jayvees down Great Falls

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Tech men's junior varsity basketball squad col lected a 77-62 win over the University of Great Falls jayvees Thursday night in McLaughlin Center.

Ryan Lewis netted five 3point baskets on the way to 20 points while teammate Travis Ball tallied 17 points and Matt Cornelius added 12 point more to the total for the Montana Tech squad..

The Montana Tech jayvees will play host to the Great Falls squad on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. The game will be followed by a varsity game between Montana Tech and Cascade College at 8 p.m. in Tech Gym.

UM women to open hoops season

MISSOULA — The University of Montana Lady Griz basketball team will open its season this weekend in the Texas-Pan American Classic nonconference tour nament in Edinburg, Texas.

Friday, Montana will play Southeast Missouri State at 4 p.m. The other game Friday in the tourney pits ArkansasLittle Rock against host Texas-Pan American. The losers of Friday's games will play for third place Saturday at 3 p.m., followed by Friday's winners in the cham pionship game at 5.

Lady Griz head coach Robin Selvig is entering his 24th year at the helm and has a 536-148 record for a .784 winning percentage. He has coached UM to 14 Big Sky Conference championships and into the NCAA Tournament 18 of the last 19 years. Selvig ranks fourth among active NCAA Division I head women's basketball coaches in winning percent age behind Leon Barmore or Louisiana Tech, Pat Summitt of Tennessee and Geno Auriemma of Connecticut.

Montana's probable starters for Friday are 5-foot5 sophomore Brooklynn Lorenzen of Corvallis, Ore., and 5-8 senior Cheryl Keller of Turner at the guards, 5-10 junior Julie Deming of Portland, Ore., and 6-3 senior Laura Valley of Eugene, Ore., or 6-0 senior Simarron Schildt of East Glacier at the forwards, and 6-3 freshman Crystal Baird of Chino, Calif., or 6-3 freshman Hollie Tyler of Leadore, Idaho, at center. Top reserves include 5-10 senior guard Amy Phillips of Casper, Wyo., 5-10 true fresh man guard Lynsey Monaco of Dillon and 5-8 junior guard LeAnn Montes of Box Elder.

Weber State whips MSUNorthern

OGDEN, Utah — Six play ers scored in double figures as Weber State of the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference whipped Montana State-Northern of the NAIA Division I Frontier Conference 104-59 Saturday in college men's basketball.

Jermaine Boyette scored 17 points to lead Weber State and was joined in double fig ures by Stevie Morrison with 15, Chris Woods and Stephan Bachmann with 12 each, Marlon Carter with 11 and Pat Danley with 10.

Jermaine Walton, a trans fer from Montana State of the Big Sky Conference, scored 13 points to lead MSUNorthern, which also got 11 points from E.J. Little and 10 from Josh Hays.

Weber State outrebounded the Lights 51-28 with John Hamilton and Talmadge Eyre collecting seven rebounds apiece. Faheen Nelson pulled down seven rebounds for Northern.

Weber State led 57-19 at halftime.

Grizzly men jam Delta Jammers

MISSOULA — Eight University of Montana play ers scored in double figures as the Grizzlies defeated the Delta Jammers 117-94 in an exhibition men's basketball game Sunday in Adams Center.

Montana was led by Dan Trammel with 19 points, fol lowed by Ryan Slider with 16, David Bell with 13, Shane Christensen and Sam Riddle with 11 apiece, and Travis Greenwalt and Marcus Rosser with 10 each.

Rosser also had eight rebounds while Greenwalt pulled down seven, and Christensen dished seven assists.

Ron Selleaze scored 19 points to lead the Jammers.

Montana will open its reg ular season Friday with a home game against Evergreen State.


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