Lexi Martins and Kerry Kinek led the way for the Mountain Hawks (6-0). Martins tallied 18 points and 16 rebounds, while Kinek grabbed 10 boards and emptied 15. While Kayla Burton pitched in 10 Elizabeth Jordan also had 15 mark.
Lehigh held the Lady Griz (3-2) to just under 26 percent in the floor in the very first half, outscoring Montana 27-10 in the next quarter. Lehigh was outpointed by the Lady Griz in the third by two points, but the Mountain Hawks blew the game open with a 22-13 run in the last stanza
Lewistown indigenous McCalle Feller paved the road for the Montana violation with 13 points, while Kayleigh Valley added 11. Alycia Sims pulled down 11 rebounds for the Lady Griz.
The Lady Griz wrap up their part of the two-day tourney Sunday morning at 10 Mountain Time against Drexel
Lose lead, game to The Master’s
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Montana Tech fought down the stretch and dropped 79-74 to The Masters College Saturday afternoon in the Westminster College Holiday Classic
The Orediggers (5-4) led 42-32 at halftime and by as much as 17 points in the 2nd half prior to the Mustangs made their recovery.
Montana Tech’s Jalen Coates led all scorers with 26 points while Lukas Vining and Paul Engstrom added 13 and 17 points.
Sadiq Inuwa caught a team-high 11 rebounds and scored six points. Flemming Okeke grabbed seven rounds and scored eight points.
Montana Tech shot 41 percent from the field but outrebounded the Mustangs 46-32 in the competition.
The Orediggers open up when they take on Carroll College in the PE Center Thursday night, Frontier Conference play in Helena
The powerful second half of Cal Poly stymies Cats
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Montana State squandered a halftime lead and were outscored 46-29 in the last two periods as they lost a 66-57 decision to host Cal Poly Saturday in the Mott Athletics Center in the Cal Poly Holiday Classic.
Riley Nordgaard’s double double led the Cat girls -10 junior pulled down a dozen rebounds before fouling out in the finished quarter and scored 12 points. Peyton Ferris added 11 mark for the Cats (4-2), while Jasmine Hommes ended with 10
Beth Balbierz led all scorers with 16 for Cal Poly (3-3), while Lisa Marie Sanchez tossed in 15. Montana State led 28-20 in the rest, but was held to only 27 percent in the field (9-of-33) in the next half. Cal Poly, on the other hand, rallied from a dingy – shooting on first two quarters to hit in the next at a 42 percent clip, while making 43 percent of the 3 pointers.
The Cats developed a split of the two-day tournament, conquering Evansville 81-55 Friday.
Hashley guides Carroll girls past Firestorm
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Glacier Wolfpack star Cassidy Hashley emptied 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Saturday night to lead Carroll College to some 51-46 win over Arizona Christian in nonleague basketball activity.
Katie Estey included 10 mark and Baylee Watson led all rebounders as the Saints stay undefeated at 10-0 heading in their Frontier Conference opener against Montana Tech in the Carroll PE Center
The Madison Austin of aCU had 17 points to lead all scorers
Wyoming outruns Montana State in Laramie LARAMIE, Wyo. – Wyoming used a 7-2 spurt and never looked back, topping Montana State 82-68 in Laramie on Saturday. UW had been topped by the Bobcats merely six days before in Billings
Wyoming outscored Montana State by 11 from the free throw line and out-rebounded the Bobcats 35 to 33, defeating at MSU 82-68 in Laramie on Saturday. 23 Bobcat fouls were drawn by Wyoming while being whistled for only 15, and MSU wasn’t unable to capitalize on the chances that came its way. The Cats hit only six of their 13 free throw attempts. UW finished 17-for-22 from the charity stripe.
The Cowboys rode a hand that was hot through the 2nd half, hitting their first five shots and completing 57 percent in the floor and 47 percent in the three-point circle following the intermission. That reversed the first half tendency, which found the Cats shoot at 57 percent from the floor and hold a 40-36 lead in the half
The Bobcats jumped out to a fast start. When Marcus Colbert hit a jumper nine minutes to the match, the Cats led 19-8. Wyoming scored eight straight to reply, however, and five points the remaining part of the way held a lead larger than MSU.
Six days Wyoming’s Josh Adams scored 25 points. While Jason James and Hayden Dalton each scored 11 Jason McManamen scored 16.
Wyoming increases its record to 4-2 on the season, while the Cats fall -3. MSU continues its road trip.
Three goals in third doom Americans BOZEMAN – The Bozeman IceDogs rallied to bounce back from a 3-1 deficit after two stanzas to take a 4-3 triumph within the Frontier Division-leading Great Falls Americans Saturday in the Haynes Pavilion
Nicholas Thompson, Gunnar Mogck and Dylan Michaud each tallied power play goals for the IceDogs (12-3-3) in a span of 4:14 in the final period after an Americans player was smacked with a major penalty for making contact to an adversary ‘s head and ejected from the match.
Tanner Congdon Arseny Ivanov and Austin Krantz scored the goals and Casey Gobel got Bozeman in the next frame about the panel.
Americans goalie Lauren Massie saved 29 of the 33 shots.
The Americans (16-6) hold a five-point lead over the Yellowstone Quake (12-5-3) as well as the IceDogs in the Frontier Division of the NA3HL. The Americans will take to the ice hosting Helena Friday in the IcePlex at 7:30.