Women's Hoops Blog

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Great story out of Montana about a team whose story reminds me of Jamila Wideman's high school team.
The 1998-99 Montana State University-Billings women's basketball team will be inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame this weekend. The honor comes an exact decade after the Yellowjackets advanced all the way to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tournament.
That work ethic was evident the summer of 1998. To achieve those goals, most of the players stayed in Billings the previous summer. Some took waitressing jobs, while Montague worked at Peter Yegen Golf Course. Pfiefle worked for the City Rec department.

"Up at 5 a.m. to set sprinklers," she said with soft chuckle. "Being in town, it was just something we knew we needed to do."