MISSOULA (AP) -- Dana Conway scored 16 points Wednesday night to
lead Montana to a 79-43 victory over New Orleans in the 26th annual
Lady Griz Holiday Inn Classic.
Montana (9-2) will face UNC Asheville in Thursday's title game,
which starts at 7:35 p.m.Montana and New Orleans (29) were tied 19-19 with 6:09 to play,
but the Lady Griz closed the half on a 15-2 run to take a 34-21
lead to the locker room.UM then scored the first 11 points of the second half to go up
45-21 with 16:42 to play, and the game was decided.The second-half lead reached 77-38, when freshman Sonya Rogers
hit two free throws with 2:02 remaining.Conway hit five-of-nine shots, including four-of-five from
three-point range. She also matched Jody McLeod with a game-high
eight rebounds.Mandy Morales had 11 points for UM, and Britney Lohman added 10.UNC Asheville (8-2) advanced with a come-from-behind 79-73
victory over North Dakota State (5-6) in Wednesday's first game.NDSU will face the Privateers (2-9) in Thursday's consolation
game, which begins at 5:05 p.m.