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Final

N Arizona 65

(13-5, 3-0 Big Sky)

Montana 60

(12-3, 1-1 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, January 19, 2006

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    NAU 30 3565
    MONT 28 3260

    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 Montana.

    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 remaining.

    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.

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