Montana State 73

(2-15, 1-4 Big Sky)

Portland State 75

(8-10, 2-3 Big Sky)

    5:00 PM ET, January 28, 2006

    1 2 T
    MTST 28 4573
    PRST 36 3975

    Portland State 75, Montana State 73

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Freshman guard Kelsey Kahle scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday afternoon to lead Portland State to a 75-73 victory over Montana State.

    Kahle's steal and a layup with 2:38 remaining provided the final margin. Neither team scored the rest of the way as Portland State (8-10, 2-3 Big Sky) snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Bobcats (2-15, 1-4).

    Scotta Morton tried a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Montana State, but it fell short.

    Portland State led 45-35 with 17:42 remaining on a basket by Sharon Wahinekapu before the Bobcats went on a 26-15 run over the next nine minutes to take a 61-60 lead on a pair of free throws by Amanda DeHaan with eight minutes left. The Bobcats increased their lead to 69-63 on a 3-pointer by Alyssa Nelson with 5:40 remaining.

    The Vikings closed the game with a 12-4 run.

    Nelson scored a career high 29 points for Montana State on 11-of-18 shooting. Morton added 13 points and Jenny Heringer 10 points and six assists.

    Jenni Ritter finished with 15 points and six assists for PSU while Brianna Thompson had 11 points and seven rebounds.

    Portland State led 36-28 at halftime.

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