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Idaho State 84

(10-10, 4-2 Big Sky)

Montana State 74

(2-16, 1-5 Big Sky)

    9:05 PM ET, February 2, 2006

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    IDST 40 4484
    MTST 26 4874

    Idaho State 84, Montana State 74

    BOZEMAN (AP) -- Natalie Doma scored 31 points and Andrea Lightfoot had 24 in Idaho State's 84-74 victory over Montana State Thursday night.

    Idaho State (10-10, 4-2 Big Sky) jumped out to a 21-6 lead with 12:23 left in the first half on a jumper by Lightfoot, and built a 37-19 lead on a pair of free throws by Lightfoot with 4:02 left in the half. Idaho State led 40-26 at halftime.

    Montana State (2-16, 1-5) cut the deficit to 58-52 on a layup by Nubia Garcia with 11:24 remaining.

    The Bengals responded with a 7-0 run to secure the win.

    Former Montana State player Joanna Hixon added 12 points and 13 rebounds for Idaho State.

    Alyssa Nelson led the Bobcats with 15 points while Jenny Heringer and Scotta Morton had 13 each. Garcia played in her first Big Sky game after sitting out with a knee injury and posted eight points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 18 minutes of action.

    The Bobcats outscored the Bengals 48-44 in the second half, but made less than 10 percent of their 3-pointers.

    The game featured 61 free throw attempts. Idaho State made 25-of-33 and MSU made 22-of-28.

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