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Montana 70, NC Asheville 52

MISSOULA (AP) -- Dana Conway scored 16 points Thursday night to
lead the University of Montana to a 70-52 victory over UNC
Asheville in the title game of the 26th annual Lady Griz Holiday
Inn Classic.

Conway also added six rebounds and two blocks to earn MVP
honors.

UM's Mandy Morales made the all-tournament team after leading
all scorers with 19 points.

Conway and Morales were joined on the all-tournament team by
Brittany Hendley and Kristal Hood of UNC Asheville, Katie Lorenz of
North Dakota State and Le'Della English of New Orleans.

Montana (10-2) won its seventh straight game with the win. The
tournament title was the Lady Griz's 23rd championship in the 26
years of the event.

The first half was tight throughout, with the lead changing
hands six times.

The score was 26-26 when Katie Edwards scored a three-pointer
with two seconds remaining, sending Montana to the locker room up
29-26.

Montana never gave up the lead in the second half.

Elder had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-3). Wudi
Alford added 10 points, and Stacy Shepard had eight points and 13
boards.