Pettit, Brown earn Player of the Week honors

UMW News Bureau

Two University of Montana Western basketball players, Hayley Pettit and Brandon Brown, were selected as the Frontier Conference Player of the Week for their performances in two games at Dickinson State University this past weekend. By Lowell Peterson [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="154" caption="Hayley Pettit"]Hayley Pettit web[/caption] Two University of Montana Western basketball players, Hayley Pettit and Brandon Brown, were selected as the Frontier Conference Player of the Week for their performances in two games at Dickinson State University this past weekend. Hayley Pettit, a 6-foot-2 junior post from Dillon, Mont., was honored as the women’s Frontier Conference Player of the Week. Montana Western defeated Dickinson State 75-63 Friday night and lost to Jamestown College 65-78 on Saturday. Pettit scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the victory Friday night. She shot .471 (eight of 17) from the field and .750 (three of four) from the free throw line. On Saturday night, Pettit recorded her third double-double of the season, scoring 20 points and hauling down 12 rebounds. She shot .375 (six of 16) from the field and .800 (eight of 10) from the free throw line. Pettit averaged 19.5 points and 10 rebounds per game for the weekend. She shot .424 from the field (14 of 33) and .786 from the free throw line (11 of 14). [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="153" caption="Brandon Brown"]Brandon Brown web[/caption] Brandon Brown, a 5-foot-10 senior guard from Tacoma, Wash., was honored as the men’s Frontier Conference Player of the Week. Montana Western played two games against Dickinson State, winning 75-71 Friday and falling to the Blue Hawks 64-81 on Saturday. Brown scored a season high 35 points, handed out five assists and had two steals in the victory Friday night. He shot .517 (12 of 21) from the field overall, .428 (three of seven) from three-point range and .727 (eight of 11) from the free throw line. On Saturday night Brown scored 19 points with one assist and two steals. On the weekend, Brown averaged 27 points, one rebound, three assists and two steals per game. He was .513 on field goal attempts (20 of 39) and .692 from the free throw line (nine of 13). Also nominated were Erin Cooke of Rocky Mountain College, Laramie Schwenke of Montana State-Northern and Kirsi Voshell of Lewis-Clark State, Ken Anderson of the University of Great Falls, Adam Greger of Montana Tech, Darin Stewart of Lewis-Clark State and Ben Walker of Westminster College.