Montana 70, Wyoming 59

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Mandy Morales scored a career-high 27
points and Sara Gale had a career-high 14 rebounds Thursday to lead
Montana to a 70-59 win over Wyoming.

Wyoming (6-2) led 33-30 at halftime, but the Lady Griz outscored
the Cowgirls 40-26 in the second half.

Montana (4-1) grabbed its first lead of the game, 34-33, with
18:48 to play when Johanna Closson hit a jumper.

The score was tied at 46 before Laura Cote hit a 3-pointer with
10:24 remaining, starting a 20-8 run that gave the Lady Griz a
66-44 lead with 3:31 remaining.

Montana outrebounded Wyoming 42-29 and made 24-of-26 free
throws. Montana was called for six fouls compared to 19 for

The win was the 649th in Montana coach Robin Selvig's career.

Cote scored seven of her nine points in the second half. Tamara
Guardipee also added nine points.

Just four Wyoming players scored, led by Hanna Zavecz with 19
points and Justyna Podziemska with 17, including five 3-pointers.
Jodi Bolerjack finished with 12 points, all on 3-pointers, and
Dominique Sisk added eleven points and six rebounds.

Wyoming made 13-of-31 shots from 3-point range.