Montana 98, Santa Clara 72

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Mandy Morales scored a career-high 35
points, including all 18 of her free throws, to lead Montana to a
98-72 victory over Santa Clara Wednesday night.

Montana (10-1) led just 36-35 at halftime before exploding for
62 second-half points on 61.5 percent shooting.

Santa Clara (6-7) was called for 26 fouls, including three
technicals, and Montana made 38-of-40 free throws. The Lady Griz
were called for just eight fouls and Santa Clara made 6-of-7 free

Montana led 55-50 with 12:14 remaining before going on a 36-12
run, including 18 points by Morales, to take a 91-62 lead with 2:45

Britney Lohman added 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point
range, Johanna Closson finished with 15 points and Tamara Guardipee
added 12 points. Lohman and Closson each had eight rebounds.

Anna Martin led Santa Clara with 21 points, followed by Chandice
Cronk with 15 points and Jen Gottschalk with 11. Gottschalk was
called for two technical fouls.