GREAT FALLS — Women's Match-up:
University of Providence 56 (9-3) Rocky Mountain (6-1) 71
The University of Providence Argos hosted the Rocky Mountain Battlin’ Bears (5-1) in both team’s first taste of Frontier Conference basketball play for both the men and women’s teams.
In the women’s game, the Lady Argos held a narrow lead all game long until N’dea Flye came alive in the second half to help propel the Bears to a 71-56 win. Flye finished with 21 points, 14 boards and 5 assists while Shaunie Bribiescas added 15.
All-American Emilee Maldonado scored a team-high 13 points while Maddy Dixon added 12 points and nine rebounds.
University of Providence (7-2) 86 Rocky Mountain (4-4) 78
In the men’s game, the Argos controlled from start to finish.
Led by star guard play from Rashee Stocks and Marcus Stephens, who each scored 23 a piece, the Argos negated their lack of height by stellar pressure defense and slashing ability en route to a 86-78 win. Dawson Fowler also flirted with a double-double scoring 15 points and picking up 9 rebounds.
Rocky Mountain’s Abdul Bah led all scorers with 25 points.
The Argos are back on the road Saturday where both programs will head to Havre to take on MSU-Northern while Rocky Mountain will host Montana Tech.