Montana Western vs Idaho State

Idaho St. 70, Montana-Western 52


POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Melvin Morgan grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds on his way to a double-double Thursday night, while Chris Hansen and Tomas Sanchez led Idaho State in scoring as the Bengals got their first win of the season, downing Montana Western, 70-52.

Hansen put up 20 points on 5 of 9 shooting, including 4 of 5 from beyond the arc. Sanchez scored 17 points. He also did some damage from the stripe, where he went 8 for 8.

Morgan added 13 points and had three steals for the Bengals (1-5).

Montana Western, a NAIA school, got off to a rough start. The Bulldogs scored just six points during the first 9 minutes and were down 36-17 at halftime.

During the second half, the Bulldogs pulled to within 13 with 9 minutes to go. But the Bengals closed the game strong.

Tyler Miller led Montana Western with 17 points. Maazin Butler added 14.

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Montana Western Bulldogs
T. Miller, F357-110-032317
V. Turk, F314-100-05148
M. Butler, G384-152-222214
K. Collins, G212-72-23057
J. Overstreet, G181-30-04153
K. Castro241-41-16213
G. Rucker130-20-01300
Z. Smith80-20-00120
A. Mailey70-20-00000
C. Woodill50-10-00000
Totals 19-575-531122252
Idaho State Bengals
C. Hansen, F345-96-611120
N. Ezenwa, F273-30-26126
J. Kusmieruk, C91-21-21013
M. Morgan, G345-153-4133213
T. Sanchez, G344-98-841017
N. Mason201-60-03313
A. Preh170-01-21121
N. Walters151-40-05012
D. Kostur82-31-20025
A. Harrington10-00-00000
B. Hosman10-00-00000
Totals 22-5120-2637101270

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N. Colo.7-1111-18287
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Idaho St.3-156-26340
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