E Washington 69

(6-8, 1-0 Big Sky)

Montana State 66

(5-8, 0-1 Big Sky)

    9:00 PM ET, January 4, 2007

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    EWU 69 69
    MTST 66 66

    Eastern Wash. 69, Montana State 66

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Phynique Allen scored 18 points and Joanna Chadd hit a jumper with 21 seconds remaining to seal Eastern Washington's 69-66 victory over Montana State Thursday night in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.

    Montana State (5-8, 0-1 Big Sky) shot 49 percent from the field in the first half in building a 45-34 lead. But the Bobcats made just 5-of-28 shots in the second half as EWU rallied.

    The Bobcats built their largest lead of the game at 49-36 on a layup by Krislyn Wallace with 18:16 remaining.

    But the Eagles (6-8, 1-0) responded with a 12-0 run to pull to 49-48 with 12:01 remaining.

    The Bobcats re-established a 53-48 advantage before a 3-pointer by Chadd with 3:59 remaining gave the Eagles a 64-62 lead.

    With the score tied at 64, Ashley Knight hit a 3-pointer to push the EWU lead to 67-64. MSU's Erica Perry hit a shot with a toe on the 3-point line to pull the Bobcats to 67-66 with 53 seconds left.

    Whitney Connolly came off the bench to lead Montana State with 18 points. Rebecca Mercer added 12 points and Perry finished with 10.

    Knight added 12 points for EWU.

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