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Montana vs Portland State

Montana 81, Portland St. 68

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Will Cherry scored 16 points, Mathias Ward added 15 and Big Sky Conference leader Montana won its 11th consecutive game Thursday night, 81-68 over Portland State.

Cherry also had seven rebounds and six assists. Keron DeShields chipped in 13 points off the bench for the Grizzlies (15-4, 11-0), who maintained their two-game conference lead over second-place Weber State.

Aaron Moore had 14 points for the Vikings (5-13, 3-8), who lost their fifth straight. Portland State, playing its first home game in 19 days, outrebounded Montana 32-23 but committed 12 turnovers that the Grizzlies turned into 17 points.

Portland State led for much of the first half, but Montana closed on a 10-2 run to lead 39-31 at halftime. The Grizzlies never looked back, increasing their lead to as many as 17 points in the second half.

Montana shot 56 percent from the floor, including 67 percent after halftime.

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Montana Grizzlies
S. Coleman, F304-52-243012
M. Ward, F286-102-220415
E. Hutchison, F192-21-22145
W. Cherry, G385-116-876116
K. Jamar, G224-90-03249
M. Weisner232-40-02405
K. DeShields183-37-812013
K. Henderson110-30-00010
J. Gregory81-10-01003
A. Martin31-21-10013
N. Emerson00-00-00000
J. Wiley00-00-00000
Totals 28-5019-2323181581
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Portland State Vikings
A. Moore, F345-94-521114
R. Parker, F313-82-27028
G. Winston, G354-100-036310
M. Harthun, G323-92-23028
L. McMullan, G291-62-32324
M. Whitmore224-60-091310
M. Harvey83-31-10007
L. Prosser83-41-21007
B. Cataldo10-00-00000
Totals 26-5512-1532111368
 47.3%80% 
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So. Utah6-109-18307
North Dakota4-138-21306
Montana St.4-137-22326
Idaho St.3-136-22346
 
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