Montana 81

(14-3, 3-1 Big Sky)

Portland State 59

(7-10, 1-3 Big Sky)

10:00 PM ET, January 26, 2006

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MONT 37 4481
PRST 28 3159

Montana 81, Portland State 59

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Mandy Morales scored 23 points and Tamara Guardipee set a school record with 10 blocked shots Thursday in Montana's 81-59 victory over Portland State.

Montana (14-3, 3-1 Big Sky) used a 17-2 run in the first half to pull away from the Vikings (7-10, 1-3).

Portland State (7-10, 1-3) led 16-12 on a layup by Brianna Thompson with 11:04 remaining.

The Lady Griz got a layup by Morales, a basket by Guardipee and another by Dana Conway to go up 18-16 with 6:17 to play.

PSU was called for a technical and Katie Edwards made both free throws and followed with a jumper on the ensuing possession to put Montana up 22-16 with 5:19 left in the half.

The Lady Griz capped the 17-2 run on a basket by Conway giving UM an 29-18 lead with with 3:34 left in the half.

Montana, which led 37-28 at halftime, opened the second half with an 11-2 run to take a 48-30 lead on a basket by Guardipee with 14:07 left.

Montana led 54-34 with 12:18 to play and 61-39 at the 8:51 mark. The Lady Griz led by as much as 81-55 on two free throws by Britney Lohman with 25 seconds left.

Guardipee scored 14 points on 7-of-7 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to go with her record shot-blocking effort -- nearly a triple double. The 10 blocked shots ties the Big Sky Conference record. The old school record was eight blocked shots held by five players, most recently reached by Hollie Tyler in 2004.

Edwards finished with 15 points and Conway had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Montana outrebounded Portland State 58-42, led by Closson with 11 rebounds.

Kelsey Kahle -- the league's leading scorer and rebounder -- led Portland State with 18 points and 12 rebounds, followed by Thompson with 12 points and Heather Arns with 11.

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2005-06 Season

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