Going to the big dance

Lady Bulldgs earn invite to national tourney
Heading in. Cierra Lamey and her UMW Lady Bulldog teammates will be playing in the NAIA national tourney, starting next Wednesday in Billings.

The University of Montana Western women's basketball team gained one of the coveted spots in the 32-team field for the NAIA Women's Basketball National Championship Tournament announced Wednesday evening.

Entering the tourney ranked no. 21 in the NAIA as the sixth seed in the Cramer Bracket, the 23-8 Lady Bulldogs will take on third-seeded Columbia (MO), the 11th ranked team in the NAIA with a 26-6 record.

The game is scheduled to tip off at 5:45 p.m. MST next Wednesday, March 15.

All the game's in this year's tourney will take place at the Rimrock Arena in Billings.

For more information on the Lady Bulldogs first-round matchup, see next Wednesday's Dillon Tribune.