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Final

Montana State 69

(0-8, 0-3 away)

Portland 88

(3-5, 2-3 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 17, 2005

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    MTST 21 4869
    PORT 26 6288

    Portland 88, Montana State 69

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Meagan Bermingham had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists Saturday afternoon and Portland broke a two-game losing streak with an 88-69 victory over winless Montana State.

    Rachel Warren also had 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Portland (3-5), which had five players in double figures.

    Portland used a 9-0 run over a three-minute period in the second half, pulling away from a 41-39 lead to a 53-39 lead with 13:42 remaining. Rose Sauer had six of her eight points during that run.

    Montana State (0-8) couldn't get any closer than 13 points the rest of the way. Portland led by as many has 23 points.

    The Bobcats' largest lead was four points, the last time at 16-12 on a 3-pointer by Alyssa Nelson about eight minutes into the game. Portland led 36-28 at halftime.

    Scotta Morton made six 3-pointers and led Montana State with 18 points, while Nelson had 13 and Amanda DeHaan added 10 points and six rebounds.

    The Bobcats were called for 21 fouls to 12 for Portland and the Pilots made 24-of-26 free throws.

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