Montana Western takes on Oklahoma City

Bri King of Montana Western (center) was selected the NAIA Player of the Year by the NAIA and a first-team All-America selection.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More honors came Thursday for player Bri King and coach Lindsay Woolley of the Montana Western women's basketball teams.

King, a senior guard from Spokane, Washington, was selected the NAIA player of the year after guiding the Bulldogs to the NAIA Division I national championship on Tuesday in Billings.

King had 37 points in the title game against Oklahoma City and 39 in a semifinal win over 2018 national champion Freed-Hardeman. King averaged 25.2 points a game in five games at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark.

Woolley was selected the NAIA DI Coach of the year.

Hannah Dean of Carroll was also a first-team All-American selection. The senior from Gardiner helped the Saints win the Frontier Conference Tournament time and led her team in scoring and rebounding.

Emilee Maldonado of Providence was chosen to the second team.

Alecia Chamberlin of Rocky Mountain College was one of seven Frontier Conference players to earn honorable mention All-America honors. The senior from Miles City, the league's defensive player of the year, led the Battlin' Bears in scoring.

Other honorable mention selections were: Britt Cooper, Montana Western; Christine Denny, Carroll; Hailey Turner, Lewis-Clark State; Jossilyn Blackman, Lewis-Clark State; Mesa Williams, Montana Tech; and Parker Esary, Providence. 

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