E Washington 63

(11-14, 5-7 Big Sky)

Montana State 56

(3-21, 2-10 Big Sky)

    4:05 PM ET, February 25, 2006

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    EWU 36 2763
    MTST 21 3556

    Eastern Wash. 63, Montana State 56

    BOZEMAN (AP) -- Felice Moore scored 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Eastern Washington to a 63-56 victory over Montana State Saturday afternoon, eliminating the Bobcats from the Big Sky Conference tournament.

    Montana State (3-21, 2-10 Big Sky) opened the second half with a 24-9 run to eliminate a 36-21 halftime deficit and tie the score at 45 on a 3-pointer by Alyssa Nelson with 10:38 remaining.

    Eastern Washington (11-14, 5-7) built a four-point cushion, before Montana State answered to tie the score at 51 on a free throw by Anne Phippard with 6:47 remaining.

    But Ashley Knight's layup with 5:40 remaining put the Eagles up for good.

    MSU closed within 55-54 on another 3-pointer by Phippard, but would get no closer.

    Nelson led Montana State with 15 points while Jenny Heringer added 10 points, four assists and three steals.

    This is the second season MSU has missed the six-team Big Sky Conference tournament field.

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