Idaho State vs Montana

Montana 76, Idaho St. 40


MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Will Cherry scored 21 points and Montana grabbed a share of the Big Sky lead with a 76-40 victory over Idaho State on Monday night.

Art Steward added 14 points and Kareem Jamar 13 for the Grizzlies (17-6, 10-1), who used a 15-0 run early in the second half to nail down their sixth consecutive victory and vault into a tie atop the league with Weber State. Derek Selvig had eight assists.

Kenny McGowen and Melvin Morgan scored nine points each for the Bengals (8-15, 6-5), who shot only 24.6 percent (14 of 57) as their four-game winning streak ended.

Montana led 32-23 at halftime, but Idaho State closed within four before the Grizzlies reeled off 15 in a row for a 47-28 edge with 14:26 left.

Montana, which has won 12 of its last 13, shot 51.9 percent (28 of 54) and outrebounded Idaho State 40-27.

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Idaho State Bengals
A. Moreira, F352-51-25135
M. Morgan, G353-93-62149
C. Grabau, G333-111-26128
A. Hatchett, G334-140-06038
K. McGowen, G262-94-52239
S. Baldwin110-21-10011
D. Kostur70-30-00000
N. Mason70-00-00000
G. Swanson70-20-02010
J. Kusmieruk60-20-02010
Totals 14-5710-162751840
Montana Grizzlies
A. Steward, F307-90-050314
M. Ward, F222-72-34036
D. Selvig, C321-53-34815
K. Jamar, G325-132-281013
W. Cherry, G258-103-431321
K. Henderson152-32-22037
S. Stockton152-30-04035
J. Wood120-20-04040
J. Gregory70-10-00000
E. Hutchison61-10-00002
K. DeShields50-03-40203
Totals 28-5415-1840122076
Big Sky
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
E. Wash.14-426-974
Sac. State13-521-12142
N. Arizona13-523-15166
N. Colo.10-815-15246
Portland St.9-915-14225
Weber St.8-1013-17261
So. Utah7-1110-19307
North Dakota4-148-22310
Idaho St.4-147-23343
Montana St.4-147-23324
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