Montana 57

(18-5, 7-3 Big Sky)

N Arizona 55

(18-8, 8-3 Big Sky)

    8:00 PM ET, February 18, 2006

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    MONT 40 1757
    NAU 33 2255

    Montana 57, Northern Arizona 55

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Katie Edwards scored 14 points and Mandy Morales made two free throws with 1:02 remaining as Montana held on for a 57-55 upset of Northern Arizona Saturday night.

    Megan Porter missed a jumper at the buzzer for NAU (18-8, 8-3 Big Sky).

    Montana (18-5, 7-3) led 48-38 on a layup by Morales with 13:34 remaining before NAU went on an 11-0 run to take a 49-48 lead on two free throws by Nicky Eason with 7:11 to play.

    Edwards hit a 3-pointer to give UM a 51-49 lead with 6:53 to play and Montana never trailed again.

    The score was tied at 55 when Porter made 1-of-2 free throws with 1:18 remaining.

    Montana led 40-33 at halftime and opened the second half with baskets by Edwards and Jody McLeod to take a 44-33 lead with 18:56 remaining.

    Montana led by as much as 32-16 on a three-point play by Tamara Guardipee with 7:34 left in the first half.

    Morales finished with 11 points and six rebounds, McLeod had 10 points and six rebounds and Guardipee added nine rebounds and three blocked shots.

    Allison Wahl led Northern Arizona with 13 points and eight rebounds while Eason had 12 points and nine rebounds.

    The loss drops NAU into a tie for first place in the league standings with Idaho State. Montana is a half-game back in third with two weekends of regular-season play remaining.

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