North Dakota St 74

(2-2, 1-1 away)

Montana State 62

(2-3, 1-2 home)

    9:30 PM ET, November 25, 2006

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    NDSU 32 4274
    MTST 27 3562

    North Dakota St 74, Montana State 62

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Jerri Penley had 16 points and nine rebounds Saturday to lead North Dakota State to a 74-62 victory over Montana State in the championship game of the Wingate Inn Thanksgiving Classic.

    Brenda Slyt added 15 points and tournament MVP Lisa Bue added 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Bison (2-2).

    Montana State (3-2) was led by Rebecca Mercer with 18 points and seven rebounds. Nubia Garcia added 14 points and seven rebounds while Alyssa Nelson had 14 points and five steals.

    North Dakota State took an early 15-10 lead following a Slyt jumper. Montana State responded with a 10-0 run to go ahead 20-15 following a Jamie Thornton basket with 6:40 left in the first.

    NDSU regained a 32-27 advantage at the half.

    In the second, the Bison took a 49-36 lead following a Penley free throw with 14:09 left.

    MSU cut the margin to 57-53 with 7:28 remaining on an Alyssa Nelson layup, but could get no closer.

    The Bison shot 45 percent from the field while the Bobcats hit 32 percent.

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