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Final

Portland 63

(5-4, 1-3 away)

Montana State 62

(3-4, 1-3 home)

    10:05 PM ET, December 4, 2006

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    PORT 34 2963
    MTST 30 3262

    Portland 63, Montana State 62

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Laura Thomas scored 18 points, including a layup with five seconds remaining, to lift Portland to a 63-62 victory over Montana State on Monday.

    Montana State (3-4) set up a play with 2.9 seconds left, but couldn't get a shot off.

    Portland (5-4) pulled away from a 34-30 halftime lead to take a 42-34 lead on a basket by Rachel Warren with 16:02 left.

    Montana State chipped away at the lead and two free throws by Alyssa Nelson with 1:03 remaining gave the Bobcats their first lead of the second half.

    Montana State jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first six minutes, but Portland answered with a 22-5 run to take a 26-20 lead with 5:34 left in the half on a 3-pointer by Laiken Dollente.

    Allyson Sievers added 15 points for the Pilots. Thomas also led Portland with 11 rebounds.

    Nelson led the Bobcats with 14 points and eight rebounds, followed by Nubia Garcia with 11 points. Krislyn Wallace had 10 rebounds to help Montana State to a 43-37 rebounding advantage.

    Portland shot 43.3 percent from the field to 33.3 percent for the Bobcats, who made just 3-of-18 from 3-point range.

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