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Montana Western's Brianna King scored a game-high 20 points as the Bulldogs defeated Lewis-Clark State on Friday in the Frontier Conference Tournament semifinals. 

Perennial scoring threat Brianna King piled up 20 points including five 3-pointers, Cierra Lamey added 15 and the No. 4 Montana Western women's basketball team fended off a late rally attempt to defeat No. 22 Lewis-Clark State 71-67 in the semifinals of the Frontier Conference Tournament on Friday evening at Straugh Gymnasium in Dillon.

The two teams combined for 26 triples.  

Britt Cooper chipped in with nine points for the Bulldogs while hauling in a game-high eight rebounds.  

LC-State was led by 19 points from Peyton Souvenir, 14 from Cali Moscrip and 13 from Jossilyn Blackman. 

Western, which entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and enjoyed a bye through the quarterfinals, will host Carroll College in the championship game on Monday.

The Bulldogs looked to have iced the win over LC-State when a 3-pointer from Shannon Worster gave Western a 10-point lead midway through the final quarter. But the Warriors clawed their way back and a triple from Hailey Turner trimmed the Bulldogs' lead to just two with less than a minute remaining. 

Cooper then drained a shot from the paint with 16 seconds left to make it a two possession game and the Warriors' final three attempts missed the mark. 

Despite being eliminated from the Frontier Tournament, the Warriors' Top 25 ranking means they still have a chance to receive an at-large bid to the NAIA National Tournament. 

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