Long Beach St 83

(4-2, 1-2 away)

Montana State 66

(0-6, 0-4 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 8, 2005

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    LBSU 43 4083
    MTST 32 3466

    Long Beach State 83, Montana State 66

    BOZEMAN (AP) -- Rosalyn Omoruyi scored 21 points Thursday night, leading Long Beach State to an 83-66 victory over Montana State in women's basketball.

    Long Beach (4-2) used a commanding 52-34 advantage in rebounding to notch its fourth straight victory. Included in the total were 24 offensive rebounds.

    "We need to do a better job defending and boxing out under the boards," MSU coach Tricia Binford said. "We didn't come close to competing in the rebound category, and that's something we'll be practicing."

    LBSU jumped out to an early 21-6 advantage before Montana State (0-6) closed to within 33-32 at the 2:44 mark. The 49ers answered with a 10-0 run to enter intermission with a 43-32 lead.

    In addition to Omoruyi, the 49ers had two players in double-digits. Crystal McCutcheon and Jayme Connors chipped in 20 and 18 points, respectively.

    MSU was led by Scotta Morton, with a career-high 20 points. She converted 7-of-12 from the field, including a 4-of-7 effort from three-point range.

    Katy Proietti came off the bench to notch a career-best 13 points for the Bobcats on 4-of-5 from the floor.

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