Cheered on by a scattered crowd in Dahlberg Arena, the University of Montana Lady Griz faced off against themselves in the annual Maroon-Silver scrimmage on Oct. 22, 2019.
Tuesday night’s game saw Maroon beat Silver 58-53, carried by top point-scorers Sammy Fatkin, Taylor Goligoski, Jordyn Schweyen, McKenzie Johnston and Sophia Styles, all reaching double digits.
Fatkin, a junior, led UM’s scoring with 19 points overall, starting the season off strong amongst a team of fresh faces. These included freshmen Shelby Schweyen and Jamie Pickens, who switched back and forth between Maroon and Silver between quarters along with their teammates.
Regardless of year, the Lady Griz swapped seamlessly from team to team, and the game stayed close over all 34 minutes of play. Maroon and Silver tied up in the third quarter, but Maroon pulled ahead by the end thanks to points from Fatkin and senior Emma Stockholm.
The whole Lady Griz team will face off against Lewis-Clark State next, at home on Oct. 25, 2019.
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University of Montana guard Gabi Harrington shoots from the 3-point line during the fourth quarter of the scrimmage. Harrington started the game with a 3-point shot, pulling "Maroon" into the lead from the beginning.
University of Montana guard Sammy Fatkin jumps ]for a layup halfway through the scrimmage. Fatkin, a junior, led the team in scoring during the scrimmage, scoring 19 points overall.
University of Montana guard Sophia Stiles looks to pass the ball near mid-court.
University of Montana guard McKenzie Johnston, right, chats with fellow guard Sophia Stiles, middle, and forward Madi Schoening, left on the "Maroon" bench.
The University of Montana Maroon and Silver teams huddle up before the scrimmage starts on Oct. 22, 2019.
University of Montana forward Jamie Pickens reaches to high-five Sophia Stiles in the first period of the game.
University of Montana guard McKenzie Johnston takes a free throw in the 18th minute of the scrimmage.
University of Montana guard Gabi Harrington runs the ball down the court during the first period of the game.
University of Montana guard Shelby Schweyen of the "Maroon" team, guards Abby Anderson of the "Silver" team. Schweyen, a freshman, is the third of her family to join the Lady Griz. Schweyen plays alongside her sister, Jordyn. Their mother, Shannon Schweyen, is head coach.