Northern Arizona 65, Montana 60

MISSOULA (AP) -- Alyssa Wahl scored 15 points and grabbed nine
rebounds Thursday to spark Northern Arizona to a 65-60 win over

Wahl scored nine of her points during a 12-2 run that gave NAU
(13-5, 3-0 Big Sky) a 57-47 lead on Wahl's jumper with 5:20

Montana (12-3, 1-1) couldn't get closer than four points the
rest of the way.

The game was close in the first half, with seven ties and
neither team building more than a five-point lead.

Mandy Morales scored eight of her 26 points as Montana opened
the second half with a 10-0 run to take a 38-30 lead on a jumper by
Morales with 16:34 remaining.

Montana still led 43-38 on a three-point play by Morales with
13:23 remaining. NAU rallied to tie the score at 43 and 45 before
going on the 12-2 run.

Natalie Metz added 11 points for NAU.

Johanna Closson finished with 17 points for the Lady Griz, who
saw their nine-game winning streak end.