East Carolina 63

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Montana 71

(2-1, 2-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 26, 2004

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    ECU 31 3263
    MONT 42 2971

    Montana 71, East Carolina 63

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Freshman Johanna Closson scored 21 points Friday afternoon to lead Montana to a 71-63 victory over East Carolina in the opening game of the Four Points LAX Turkey Shootout at Pepperdine.

    Montana (2-1) shot 50 percent from the field and Closson, a reserve who played 27 minutes, made 7-of-11 shots. The Lady Griz will play Pepperdine in the championship Saturday afternoon. Pepperdine beat Cal State-Fullerton 60-47 in the other first-round game.

    Katie Edwards added 12 points for Montana, which led 42-31 at halftime.

    East Carolina (1-2) tried to rally in the second half by shooting 3-pointers, but made just 2-of-15 attempts in the second half.

    Juliann Keller had 11 points, three assists and all three of Montana's steals, while Hollie Tyler had nine points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. Crystal Baird also blocked three shots.

    Soraya Hellaby led East Carolina with 12 points. Three others finished with nine points.

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