MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Mandy Morales scored 28 points Saturday to
lead the Montana women's basketball team to an 85-66 victory over
It was the fifth straight win for the Lady Griz (8-1), who shot
51.7 percent in the first half to jump out to a 45-29 halftime
The Vandals (3-5) scored the game's first point when Ticey
Westbrooks hit a free-throw at the 19:08 mark of the first half,
but that would be their only lead.
Dana Conway and Morales hit back-to-back 3-pointers to begin the
scoring for the Lady Griz, who would open up a 17-point lead in the
first half, 36-19, with 6:07 remaining.
Idaho pulled within 11 points in the second half, 59-48, when
Katie Madison scored on a three-point play inside. But Montana
scored the next 15 points over a span of 4:09 to go up 25, 74-49.
Morales had 19 first-half points, going 5 for 6 from 3-point
Joining Morales in double figures were Johanna Closson and Sonya
Rogers, with 14 each, and Britney Lohman with 10.
Madison led Idaho with 25 points and nine rebounds.